Here at Gladstone's Library we are preparing for dragons...
On Tuesday, 12th March Gladstone’s Library will play host to an evening with playwright and March Writer in Residence, Oliver Emanuel. Oliver will deliver a talk on the art of writing without words, something he achieved with his play Dragon, where a young boy grieving over the death of his mother struggles to find the words to express himself and instead finds solace in a 10-foot dragon.
The Glasgow-based writer, whose works have included The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish and Titus, is currently working on the third instalment of The 306 trilogy which tells the stories of those affected by the First World War. Oliver will consider what it is to write for the stage and radio and the challenges they present in what promises to be a unique one hour event.
Oliver studied English and Theatre Studies at University of Leeds before completing a MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Born in Kent, Oliver now lives in Glasgow. He is an accomplished British playwright and radio dramatist and has written over 30 plays for both stage and radio. His play Dragon won Best Show for Children and Young People at the UK Theatre Awards in 2014. His English version of Titus won the People's Choice Victor Award in 2015 at IPAY. Inspired by real events and first-hand accounts, The 306: Day is the second instalment of the 306 World War 1 trilogy. It follows the lives of three ordinary women fighting to be heard above the clamour of the first World War.
Praise for The 306 trilogy:
'Haunting and powerful'
- The Stage
'An emotive tribute to the soldiers that history forgot'
- the Guardian
'An indelibly powerful work of music theatre that will have an impact for many years to come'
- The Scotsman
Dragons and Writing Visually will take place on Tuesday, 12th March at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The 306: Day included). Gladstone’s Library will also be providing a limited quantity of the other titles in the 'The 306' trilogy; The 306: Dawn and The 306: Dusk. Click here to find out more. Book online, call 01244 532350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.