Engine Room Masterclass: Representing the Audience with Tim Crouch

A workshop for playwrights and those working with text.

This event will offer an insider look into Tim Crouch’s writing process and theatre practice, ahead of the premiere of his new National Theatre of Scotland production Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation.

Tim is a playwright and theatre-maker. He was an actor before starting to write and he still performs in much of his work. His plays include My ArmENGLAND (a play for galleries), An Oak TreeThe AuthorAdler & GibbBeginners,and (with Andy Smith) what happens to the hope at the end of the evening. Tim also writes for younger audiences. A series of plays inspired by Shakespeare’s lesser characters includes I, Malvolio and I, Peaseblossom.

For the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tim has directed The Taming of the ShrewKing Lear and I, Cinna (the poet) – all for young audiences. Directing credits include Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore for the Unicorn Theatre, London, and The Complete Deaths for Spymonkey.

Tim created and co-wrote Don’t Forget the Driver, a six-part series for BBC2 which aired in Spring 2019.

Awards include a Writer’s Guild of Great Britain – Best Play for Young Audiences 2019, Off-Broadway Obie special citation, a Prix Italia for Best Adapted Drama, an Edinburgh Fringe First, two Herald Angels, two Total Theatre Awards, the 2007 Brian Way Award for Best Children’s Play, and he shared the 2010 John Whiting Award. Tim is published by Oberon Books.



DATE: Wednesday 24 July 2019

TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Rockvilla, National Theatre of Scotland, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9TL

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Saturday 20 July 2019


This event is part of Engine Room: Grounding.



Our Engine Room programme has our Theatre Without Walls ethos at its heart. We bring artists together to develop skills, networks and create new work at the greatest reach of their imaginations and ambitions.

From July to September, Engine Room will focus on resilience, acknowledging our roots, and the things that keep us grounded and centred, as part of Engine Room: Grounding

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Accessible performances available:

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible