characterisation workshop:
October 26th-27th


Calling all budding authors, screenwriters, and actors.

Help create a performance piece for the Tower of London on a two-day characterisation workshop.

The author John Owen Theobald will discuss being inspired by history, turning fact into fiction, and how to create atmosphere and memorable characters. He will help guide participants' work, answer questions, and provide feedback on the final performance. He will also discuss the craft of writing a novel, the broader publishing industry, and career options for aspiring writers.


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What is it?

To celebrate the release of These Dark Wings - a trilogy of novels set in the atmospheric backdrop of the Tower of London during the Blitz – we are hosting a two-day characterisation workshop.

Run by professional actors and scriptwriters and featuring These Dark Wings author, John Owen Theobald, the sessions will explore the process of bringing a character to life.

Your work will feed into the creation of characters for a family audience at the Tower of London and will be performed by professional interpreters during special half term activities.

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What's in it for me?

You will get to:

·       Spend time with professionals in their field, learning about their creative process and career path

·       Understand how to create believable characters, on and off the page

·       Contribute to a performance piece for visitors at the Tower of London

·       Showcase your work at an exclusive after-hours performance at the Tower of London


Who is it for?

16-18 year olds with a love of reading and a passion for creative writing or performance.


When is it?

26th and 27th of October 2017 (during half-term week) at the Tower of London. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

How much does it cost?

The workshops are free to attend.

How do I take part?

Go to Historic Royal Palaces and download the application form.