Creative Learning

37 Plays

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Creative Learning

5 min read


The Grand Creative Learning Team have been busy working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Northern Broadsides to plan activity for our latest partnership project, 37 Plays. We aim to inspire local residents to pick up a pen or device and get writing the comedies, tragedies and romances of our time.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the RSC on their latest project 37 Plays, a playwriting competition, aiming to get the nation writing the stories of our time.  About ( The picture above shows a main stage masterclass facilitated by award winning writer and director, Jack Holden. Look out for the Q & A with him going li Edit visibilityve soon.

As a regional theatre partner, Blackpool Grand Theatre are hoping to inspire Lancashire based folk to start writing and submit their stories so that we can see a winning play from the region. To inspire and enthuse, we have partnered with Northern Broadsides and local lad Hallam Breen. Hallam has already been busy delivering first steps workshops at Lowther Pavilion, The Old Electric and Fleetwood Libraries. Don’t worry if you’ve missed these sessions though as there is lots of activity still to come….

Writing can be a lonely experience, so we are encouraging our local new writers to attend drop in sessions at the theatre to share their words, hear them read aloud, and get top tips from local freelancers about how to proceed once you’ve made a start.


Date Time Facilitator
Mon 12th September


2.30 – 4.30pm Linda Hampton
Thursday 22nd September


4.30 – 6.30pm Ruth Cockburn
Monday 10th October


2.30 – 4.30pm Ruth Cockburn
Thursday 27th October


4.30 – 6.30pm Rachel Hammond


Our 20 Associate schools will also be benefiting from Broadsides expertise with a 2-week residency, helping them to develop their writing. There is an option to enter a collaborative piece of writing when the competition submission window opens in Jan 2023, so feel free to work with others to share your stories. Our young people will be coming together to perform their new writing along with extracts from unheard Shakespeare voices in March 2023, in a production titled Sandgrown Shakespeare. Contact the box office to secure your seats!

In association with The Old Electric, we will be giving writers an opportunity to refine their scripts through a scratch night towards the end of the year. We’re also exploring possibilities of hosting an evening in East Lancashire so you can feel secure that your words can be a bit more anonymous! If you wish for your play to be considered for one of these evenings, then use the contact email below to get in touch.




For more information about the free writing workshop click here! 


If you are interested in finding out more about the Creative Learning Team and future project, contact;

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