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How to create your own work and get your script commissioned 4-week intensive



How to get an idea out of your head, into a correctly formatted script and treatment and straight to the hands of the correct development and commissioning teams.


Intensive 4-week evening course

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September 7-9pm

Are you a script-writer, performer or theatre-maker looking to get a script commissioned for television or radio? Unsure about where to even start? FROM MIND TO PAGE 4-week intensive will help you do just that. 


  1. How to write a pitch for television or radio 
  2. How to utilise The Board and get the story out of your head and into a script
  3. How to write a pilot episode
  4. How to write a treatment
  5. How to industry format scripts
  6. Learn about protagonist, hero and character development
  7. Create commissionable content
  8. Direct contacts to pitch to that are right for your project
  9. How to get a literary or talent agent
  10. One-on-one advice 

About the teacher: Maddy Anholt is an award-winning comedian, actress, writer and producer and has been working in the industry for 10 years. She has had four sell-out solo shows at the Soho, Latitude, Gilded Balloon and Underbelly. She has been commissioned to write for ITV, Warner Bros, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. She founded her own limited TV Production company in 2017 and since then has been utilising her strong industry contacts to facilitate the commission of many scripts for TV and radio. 

Materials will be supplied and are included in the price as well as tea, coffee and of course... biscuits! 



The Actor’s Showcase: 6-week evening intensive Acting course 

For those who have taken part-time or full-time acting courses, at any level, at any age or have experience within public speaking/ acting/ improv and are looking for a refresher and to challenge themselves. This is the sign you've been looking for to push yourself out of your comfort zone! 

The course will culminate in a showcase in a professional London Theatre to an invited audience of guests and industry professionals.

  • Truthfully connecting emotion to text
  • Using obstacles and intentions to portray meaning
  • Using the actor’s confession to seek emotion
  • Understanding and using The Morrison Bone Prop
  • Recording performances and learning constructive criticism techniques to analyse and further their performances
  • Using meditation to connect to high emotions and travel them into text

Purchase of The Morrison Bone Prop is included for every student.


About the teacher: Maddy Anholt is a comedian, actress and writer. Her credits include Jerk for BBC Three, Sunny D, BBC One, ITV and Channel 5. She's had four sell-out solo comedies at Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, Latitude Festival Main Stage and the Soho Theatre. She had her own comedy on BBC Radio 4, she writes for Sketchtopia, BBC Radio 4, has amassed over 7 million views online for her sketches and has worked with Warner Bros, guests on ITV's This Morning, on BBC Radio 2 and she is a regular on TalkRADIO co-hosting with Eamonn Holmes and Jamie East. 


Instalment plans are available - please email for more information





Absolute Scenes led by West End actor, Harrison Rose


The art of devising using the power of play.

Absolute scenes is a four-week intensive program all about creating work from a simple stimulus. They are live, responsive, sessions where performers are guided to create loaded, engaging scenes. 

The sessions are available for performers of any level and tailored for each group. 

We will be following the invent – invest – believe scheme focusing each week on a different part of the process necessary when devising work. 

These sessions will include exercises focusing on improvisation, removing obstacles and making informed choices. We will also be implementing some of Katie Mitchell’s pointers to ensure our scenes have PlaceCircumstance, Intention and Events

Want to play like you knew how to when you were a kid? Need inspiration to finish that play you’re writing? Happy to dive in head first to a creative playground? These sessions are for you. 

No experience necessary, all we ask for is a willingness to learn and the desire to play!

Instalment plans are available - please email for more information

About the teacher: 


Harrison has performed on UK Tours, on the West End and Internationally, most recently completing a season of Shakespeare - performing as Hamlet. Harrison is also a Playwright who has written for multiple scratch nights before his debut full-length play (Fox) was programmed at The Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2017. He trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA acting program and is a passionate and dedicated acting coach, putting his professional experience to good use.