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16 – 21: Solo Performance Weekend

16 – 21: Solo Performance Weekend

Workshop dates:
Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March, 10am–5pm
John Lyons Education Studio
This workshop is available to 16–21-year-olds

You must be able to attend every session to take part.   
£20 (Bursaries are available)

Are you a performer or writer interested in solo performance? Then this workshop is for you.

Led by artists Molly Taylor and Yolanda Mercy, this practical weekend of theatre-making will explore how one voice on stage can bring a world of stories to light. Discover how to develop and structure dramatic monologues, and blend fictional storytelling with documentary detail to create truthful, vivid one-person shows. 

To apply please complete this form by Thursday 1 March. This is your chance to tell us about your interest in theatre and why you would like to take part.


We would never want the cost of a course or project to prevent anyone from taking part. A limited number of full and part-funded bursary places are available. If you would like to apply for one, please indicate this on the form when you apply.

About the artists

Molly Taylor is a theatre-maker who specialises in creating work inspired by lived experience. Her solo work, Love Letters to the Public Transport System, was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, and had a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. It was nominated for Best New Play at the Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland, has been translated into Norwegian, and will be performed at the Adelaide Fringe this year. Taylor works extensively in the participatory sector where her recent projects include See Me Now at the Young Vic and Neighbourhood Project at the Bush.

Yolanda Mercy is a London-based actor and playwright who trained at the Brit School, Laban and Central School of Speech and Drama. She was named Artist to Watch 2017 by the British Council; received an Underbelly Untapped Award in 2017; has been invited into the BBC Writers Room and has her writing featured in Huffington Post. Comedy, spoken word and audience participation are the key ingredients in Mercy’s shows.