Genesis Mentees Workshop

The Solo Show: From Page to Stage

With Milly Thomas and Lisa Carroll 

Thursday 17 October
6pm – 9pm


RSVP to [email protected] 

This workshop is open for mentees and mentors on the Genesis LAMDA Network mentoring programme.

How will it work?

If you are looking for a way to showcase your talent and keep yourself engaged creatively, writing and performing a solo show can be the ideal format.

In this three-hour workshop, Milly Thomas (Dust, Clickbait, BBC3’s Clique) and Lisa Carroll (Cuckoo, Soho Theatre) will open up discussion around the monologue form. The workshop will involve helpful exercises for getting started with writing and finding your own voice. We will also look at the logistical considerations of writing and performing your own work.

Bring a pen and paper - and plenty of ideas and questions!

What will you learn?

  • Take your creativity from the page to the live stage
  • Discuss the platforms available to solo acts in today’s arts
  • Discover your writing voice and learn to encapsulate an audience through words
  • Find out how to get your play to a theatre

About the Writers

Milly Thomas

Milly is an actor and writer based in London. Her play Dust ran at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, with Milly receiving the Stage Edinburgh Award for her performance. Dust transferred from a sold out Edinburgh run to the Soho Theatre in 2018 and then to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios for a six week run in September 2018. She has written episodes of River City for BBC Scotland and Clique for BBC3 and taken part on the Soho Theatre Writers' Lab, Channel4 4Screenwriting and 'Headstart' a group of playwrights assembled by Headlong & Blacklisted Films. 




Lisa Carroll

Lisa is an Irish playwright based in London. In November her play, Cuckoo ran at the Soho Theatre. Lisa is also currently developing a new play The Visionary as part of Irish Company Fishamble’s A Play For Ireland scheme. Lisa’s passion when it comes to writing is creating funny, complex and compelling characters. Her teaching style is fun, relaxed and collaborative.