‘INK’d up’ offers professional development opportunities for actors, writers and directors.

We encourage people to hone their skills through readings and feedback of work in progress, and inspiring talks and workshops with industry professionals. We’ll be announcing our next series of INK’d Up events soon, but for now, take a look at the gallery from previous INK’d Up workshops.

Watch this space for a series of workshops taking place in Autumn 2018 – full details will be announced soon!

Participant feedback for tutor, Dan Allum, from INK’d Up October and December Workshops:

“Amazing instruction, open atmosphere, excellent structure, now want to do More…”

“[I was] In awe! Expert and experienced, yet sensitive…”

“Inclusive, gentle. Examples of own work [was] fantastic. ..”

“Passionate & sensitive to the talents and abilities of those present…”

“Dan was wonderfully calm and patient. No one was made to feel inadequate. There was no climate of fear and I looked forward to the sessions enormously!…”

“Covered so many aspects of play writing. And sensitive with beginners…”

“Very accessible, clearly experienced…”

“A fantastic experience!…”


“Both the individual and group work were exceptional. The tutor has knowledge, a great talent for teaching and a tremendous passion for empowering others…”

“Both strongly led and collaborative – an amazing balancing act…”

“An emotionally empowering experience…”

“[I enjoyed] everything, pitch, style, content, context, so approachable and positive…”

“He makes things seem possible…”

“I wanted to be inspired and stimulated and get specific strategies and tips. All this happened…”

“Input clear, examples understandable and tasks doable, just\!…”


“Brought out the creativity in all of us…”

“Focused instruction to make great plays…”

“Hugely enlightening and bonding and encouraging…”

“Inspiring, creative, supportive…”

“[A] safe environment was created…”

“Exceeded expectations. Fabulous…”

“Extremely relaxed and unpressured…”

“Very incisive, very supportive…”

“I’ve grown as a writer…”