'After Eight' Talk: Getting started as a playwright

After the performance of 'Eight' at Trafalgar Studios on July 9th, we will be hosting a free discussion and Q&A with some leading industry experts, offering advice on how to get started as a playwright. They will be able to give advice on everything from finding an agent to getting your work produced and commissioned, and the audience will be welcome to put their own questions to the panel about any aspect of making it as a playwright.

The panel will consist of Chris Campbell (deputy literary manager of the National Theatre), Jessica Cooper (playwright's agent at Peters Fraser and Dunlop, one of the world's most respected writer's agencies), and Russell Barr (award winning playwright). The talk will be chaired by acclaimed theatre director Hugh Wooldridge.

The talk is free of charge for anyone who has been to the show that evening - so if you'd like to come to the talk, all you need to do is book a ticket to 'Eight' for July 9th.

You can book tickets here: Book tickets for Eight online

The show will run from 7.45pm - 8.45pm, there will then be a chance to get a drink before the talk starts at 9pm. It will finish about 10pm.

'After Eight' Talk: Getting started as an actor

After the performance of 'Eight' on July 16th, we will be hosting a discussion and Q&A with some leading industry experts, offering advice on how to get started as an actor. They will be able to offer advice on everything from drama school to getting an agent to auditions, and the audience will be welcome to put their own questions to the panel.

The panel will consist of Sharon Levinson (actor's agent and former Spotlight advisor on 'how to get an agent') and Pippa Ailion (casting director, most recently for the West End cast of 'Spring Awakening'). The talk will be chaired by acclaimed theatre director Hugh Wooldridge.

The talk is free of charge for anyone who has been to the show that evening - so if you'd like to come to the talk, all you need to do is book a ticket to 'Eight' for July 16th.

You can book tickets here: Book tickets for Eight online

The show will run from 7.45pm - 8.45pm, there will then be a chance to get a drink before the talk starts at 9pm. It will finish about 10pm.

'After Eights' are organised in association with Notes From the Underground, London's most exciting literary, arts and new writing magazine. Click here to find out more about them.)