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Workshop/Course, Sat 23 Feb 2019, £10

About Time (Coastival)

About Time (Coastival)


This 3 hour script writing workshop, examining ‘time’ and the significance of its impact on script writing.

A stitch in time. Time flies. Time waits for no one.

Time is the ever-present context of our everyday lives. So, not surprisingly, it’s also the hidden friend and foe in script writing. Whether you want to consider the ‘two hours’ traffic of our stage’ where drama is a selected slice of time or whether your concern is bending time structurally or looking at time as a theme there are many valuable aspects of this dramatic topic worth exploring.

This 3-hour script writing workshop, led by Alison Watt, examines ‘time’ and the significance of its impact on script writing. It will interrogate dramatic structure (the choice of time frame, the use of scenes, order of scenes, continuous action) and the impact that that time structure has on creating more compelling and engaging stories. It will look at time as subject matter in itself and its potential malleability in the way it is handled in drama.

Through discussion, lone and shared exercises, analysis of texts and the participants own creative work, this workshop will examine time in drama in a playful way and explore how it can work most powerfully alongside other dramatic techniques to help participants deliver punch and complexity in their own work.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Feb 2019 10:30


£10 (places limited)


North Yorkshire,
YO11 1JW



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Map reference: TA 038883  Lat: 54.28033 Long: -0.40572

By road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesHearing loop system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area


The Stephen Joseph Theatre is fully accessible with: Level access to Box Office and disabled toilets, wheelchair lift to the Shop, passenger lift access to The Round and McCarthy auditoria, designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, easily accessible from the lift and next to an accompanying seat for your escort, front row level access is available for many shows on request. Some seats in The Round and The McCarthy involve climbing stairs, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. We try to accommodate all requests for access requirements and wheelchair access, but please let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive or at the time of booking. See the website for further access information.