Pick and Mix


LGBTQ+ play making workshops by celebrated LGBTQ+ Artists

Dibby's Pick and Mix is a series of online workshops delivered by a diverse group of LGBTQ+ playmakers and writers.

The workshops are for anyone interested in learning more about playwriting and making processes.

You don't need to identify as LGBTQ+ to attend, but the workshops will be LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and may focus on LGBTQ+ identities and stories.

Scroll down to see the workshops we have on offer this Spring and Summer and click the link to book and secure your place.


All workshops will be delivered on Zoom 


You will need computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection to attend.

All workshops can be live captioned on request. Please email hello@dibbytheatre.org


Each workshop costs £5


Tickets will be booked through our associate partner's box office, just click the link next to the workshop you would like to attend to book.

Low-income support

We're a theatre company with working class roots and are committed to widening access to the arts

We have a number of free places for those currently on a low income.

We define low income as anyone currently receiving an annual full-time salary of £16,000 or less (this approximates to current U.K. living wage) and/or anyone in receipt of the following State Benefits:

Universal Credit | Working Tax Credit | Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) | Personal Independence Payment (PIP) | Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If you would like to request a free ticket, please email hello@dibbytheatre.org detailing which workshop(s) you would like to attend and explaining which of the above criteria you fit.


We work on an honesty basis and won't ask you to provide evidence of this).

This Spring/Summer's Pick and Mix

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Leo Skilbeck

Writer, Director, Artist for Stage and Screen

Artistic Director of Milk Presents

Generating and Structuring Text for Performance

Sometimes when devising performance, a little structure goes a long way. This workshop will explore ways to generate text for performance as well as approaches to structuring your writing and making as a whole.

Leo's work includes cabaret Checkov The Bear/The Proposal (Young Vic) and Drag King play Joan (Derby Theatre, winner of Off West End Award).

Monday 12 April, 6-8pm


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Louise Wallwein

Poet, Playwright and Lyricist

Lighting the fire of your idea 


Find the spark of your idea and develop the tools in your play-making kitbag with exercises that will help you ignite the fire of your play.

In this lecture-style workshop, Louise will work closely with five playwrights - other attendees will be able to try the exercises and Louise will offer a number of opportunities for questions and feedback for the whole group.

Monday 19 April, 6-9pm


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Scottee and Friends

Scottee and Friends is a collective of artists, producers and participants

We Don't know What We Don't Know


A workshop that offers no answers but collective ideas that try to give everyone a starting point from where they are stuck.

What happens next? How do I make a show now? Can I still be an artist? This workshop won't be able to answer everyone's problems but will offer ways in which we might help each other through the mud. Delivered by Scottee and Matty May

Wednesday 19 May, 6-9pm



Cheryl Martin

Writer, Performer and Director

Co-Artistic Director of Black Gold Arts

Their Lives in Your Hands

There's more to writing taken from real people's lives than verbatim or word-for-word approaches.

This workshop will explore ways to interview and how to take care of the people who allow you to use their stories as well as advice on how to transform those into effective drama whilst staying true and respectful to your sources.

Saturday 22 May, 2-5pm