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Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

Practitioner: Paul Smith, James Frewer, Luke Barnes for Middle Child

Gig Theatre: Not Just Chucking a Guitar In


A surge in “gig theatre” has begun, but what is it? A workshop for writers and composers on how to approach making “gig theatre” and what it is (and isn’t). We will look at techniques on how to approach making a piece from the concept right through to the first performance and how to merge genres and styles to create exciting new work. 


Paul is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Middle Child theatre company, for whom he has directed shows including Weekend Rockstars, Ten Storey Love Song and Saturday Night & Sunday Morning. Middle Child are an associate company of Paines Plough and Paul is an Associate Artist at Hull Truck.