Writing: Spoken Word for Theatre


with Paul Cree

4 weeks


7th – 28th February 

6 – 9pm

Location: Online

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Writing: Spoken Word for Theatre

with Paul Cree


Join writer/performer Paul Cree on this 4 week session as he helps you develop your short-form ideas (or ideas that have only stayed in your head!) into a longer piece of theatre. Using his wealth of experience in Spoken Word, Paul will guide you through various exercises and discussions to expand your ideas, and in this group workshop environment you will work together to give constructive feedback and help each other to create something tangible by the end of the sessions, that you can take away with you to continue developing.

Maybe you’re a poet/writer and only manage to write short pieces, or a performer who would love to have a go at delving into the world of storytelling through spoken word, this course will leave you thinking and creating in a different way, and will stretch your mind to the different possibilities of storytelling.

At the end of this course you will have written, performed and will have recorded a 10 minute scratch of your writing.



4 weeks


7th February | 14th February | 21st February | 28th February 

Time: 6 – 9pm

Where: Online


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Over the course of four sessions, working with Paul you will:

Explore and develop a concept for a show – through discussion, exercises and pin-pointing what it is you want to write about, we will work on the foundations of your piece.

Develop edit and critique material – In the second session, we will start to develop our pieces, give constructive feedback to each other and really look at the differences between short-form and long-form, and how you can develop your piece into a story.

Perform a short scratch of the work – In our final session we will perform a 10 minute scratch of our work to an invited audience.


Who is this workshop for?

Writers, poets, spoken word artists, actors or someone new to writing / performing who is interested in creating longer-form work for theatre. It would be great if you could come with an idea of what you want your piece to be about.


About Paul:

Paul Cree is a poet, rapper, storyteller and co-founder of hip-hop theatre company Beats & Elements. He’s performed around the UK at a variety of festivals and events such as Bestival, Lattitude and The Edinburgh Fringe. His work has featured on BBC 1Xtra and BBC London. He has written and performed two solo shows; A Tale From The Bedsit (2013) and The C/D Borderline (2016) as well as co-writing and performing in the critically acclaimed Beats & Elements shows, No Milk For The Foxes (2015) and High Rise eState Of Mind (2019.)  In 2018 he published his debut collection of poems and stories, entitled The Suburban, with Burning Eye Books and is currently developing his third solo project, Make Your Own Bed and Hope for the Best..



At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:

Apply for a bursary!

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries about this workshop please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk


Payment Plans:

We are pleased to be able to offer a bespoke payment plan on all of our courses. If you are interested setting one up, please contact Emily with which course you are interested in and we can get your place secured.