PlayMakers: Masterclass | Q&A with Alison Carr and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

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A Q&A session with Playwright Alison Carr (The Last Quiz Night on Earth) and Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

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Alison Carr, writer of Box of Tricks’ most recent production The Last Quiz Night on Earth will be in discussion with AD Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder addressing issues such as writing process, redrafting and editing, keeping motivated and creative and offering advice to new and emerging writers.

Alison has been keeping busy during lockdown churning out some of those monologues that we’re all enjoying/are sick of the sight of (delete as appropriate).

Lockdown credits (is that a thing now?) include: UNIFORM (Gala Durham, Onstage: Online); STUFF performed by Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson for the Painkiller Podcast (listen https://www.buzzsprout.com/991894); KATHY IN LOCKDOWN (Box of Tricks Theatre Company); BOX performed by Charlie Hardwick (written for the 2.6 Challenge in aid of the People’s Theatre); #1 performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh (@KeepOnWriting20).Theatre credits include: TUESDAY (National Theatre Connections Festival); THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH (Box of Tricks Theatre Company); THE WAY TO HAPPINESS (Small Truth Theatre); CATERPILLAR (Nominee, Theatre503 Playwriting Award); HUSH (Paines Plough/RWCMD/Gate Theatre); REMAINS (troublehouse theatre, Octagon Theatre); IRIS (Live Theatre, Winner – Writer of the Year, Journal Culture Awards); FAT ALICE (Traverse Theatre/Oran Mor/Aberdeen Performing Arts); THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP (Winner, Live Theatre/The Empty Space Bursary Award); A WONDROUS PLACE (Northern Spirit, Nominee - Best Studio Production, Manchester Theatre Awards); CAN CAUSE DEATH starring Olivier Award winner David Bradley (Forward Theatre Project - National Theatre/Northern Stage/Latitude Festival).

Audio credits include: DOLLY WOULD (BBC Radio 4); NOISE (Traverse Theatre); YACKETY YAK (The Verb, BBC Radio 3) and WORN AROUND THE EDGES (Free Thinking Festival, BBC Radio 3).

RECENT REVIEWS“a fun, innovative slice of theatre, packed full of comedic set pieces, great one liners and a pinch of high drama.” ★★★★ – Opening Night (Last Quiz Night)

”Carr shows a command of unexpected, absurdist detail … an eloquent study of extreme reactions to grief” ★★★★ – The Guardian (Iris)

“achingly beautiful and utterly compelling” ★★★★ – The Telegraph (The Soaking of Vera Shrimp)

“audaciously offbeat … Carr sustains the bold premise through the vividness of her writing” ★★★★ – The Times (Fat Alice)

Other events in Box of Tricks' Masterclass series:

Lizzie Nunnery: Writing Theatricality (9 September)

Tom Morton-Smith: Group Dynamics (23 September)

Chris Hoyle: Character and Dialogue (7 October)

Al Lockhart-Morley: Writing Pantomime (21 October)

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