7 Day Devising Lab

One Week Intensive

Access a paid opportunity to stage your work at the Camden Fringe.

Course Description

A fantastic opportunity for actors, directors and theatre-makers with performance ideas in the embryonic stage, or wanting to make work for themselves, to test their ideas in a supportive and collaborative environment under the expert guidance of a Director. If you’re thinking of developing a show for a Fringe Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to experiment with your early ideas.

Everyone who takes part in the course will get the opportunity to pitch for a paid run at the Monkey House, as part of our Camden Fringe Season.

Tutor: Adam Welsh

Adam Welsh is a writer, performer and sound designer. He is a co-founder and associate artist of Dead Centre, theatre company behind the cult show Lippy. Dead Centre have received international acclaim for their work and are recipients of two Irish Times Theatre Awards, a Fringe First, a Herald Angel, a Total Theatre Award and an OBIE award. Adam was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre award for his work with the company.

Adam has worked with the National, Headlong, Barbican, Schaubühne, Druid, Live Theatre, Young Vic, Sage Gateshead, Nuffield Theatre, Bill Kenwright Ltd, The Yard, BAC, ARC Stockton, Camden People’s Theatre and Lincoln Center NYC. His debut show as a writer/performer There but for the Grace of God (Go I) opened at Soho Theatre in August 2018. He is currently developing a new show, Hell is Other People with Camden People’s Theatre.

Course Details

Every day, 6 – 13 April 

(Sunday 7 off for research)

9am – 5pm


£320 Non-member

£290 Evolve Programme Member

£250 Alumni Programme Member

Become a Member

Become a member of the Evolve Programme to develop your craft and industry know-how, free for the duration of 2019.

Do I need to be working on a project to take part in the lab?

No, although we do suggest that you have ideas or work in development you’d wish to explore as part of the 7 day lab.

Can more than one person from the same theatre company attend?

Yes, of course, although each person would need to pay for their place in the lab.

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