Writing for Musicals

with Morna Young

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with Morna Young

Join Morna Young for a workshop about creating and writing musicals, from a playwriting perspective. From writing the large scale jukebox musical The Stamping Ground, featuring the songs of Runrig, to the intimate one woman show Babs, Morna will explore the challenges, insights and beauty she’s discovered in her book and lyric writing journey.

Please note: this workshop will be approached musicals from a writer’s perspective, rather than a composer’s perspective. A basic knowledge of playwriting is assumed, but no prior knowledge of musicals, book writing, or lyric writing is required.

ABOUT MORNA YOUNG
Morna Young is an award-winning playwright, named ‘Scots Writer of the Year’ at the inaugural Scots Language Awards in 2019.

Lost at Sea, Morna’s debut full-length play (Perth Theatre), won two Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), a Broadway World Award and was a finalist in the Herald’s Culture Awards. She also wrote the CATS award-winning The Stamping Ground: A Runrig Musical (Raw Material/Eden Court), touring Scotland in 2023.

Morna was recipient of the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship (2017), a New Playwrights Award (Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland, 2014) and the ‘Tomorrow at Noon’ Award (Jermyn Street Theatre, 2018). Her international work includes The Traverse’s ‘Scotland-in-Japan’ residency, and playwright-in-residence for BATS Theatre in New Zealand.

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Writing for Musicals