10 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017

Hamlet for Free Festival

Vinay Patel: Writing Workshop


production information

Using everyday inspiration to develop a short script or monologue, Vinay Patel leads this writing workshop using the day’s newspaper stories as provocation. You will work together to create topical short pieces with a chance to perform or have others perform your work in the Almeida bar later that day. 

Dates & Tickets

Mon 10 April
11am - 1pm

Tickets available for 25 year olds and under as part of the Hamlet For Free Festival.


Vinay Patel

Vinay studied for an MA in Writing for Stage & Broadcast Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with distinction in late 2011.

Since then, he has won competitions run by Ideastap, the BBC, the National Youth Theatre, Shine Drama, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre and was selected for the Channel4 Screenwriting Course and Broadcast Magazine's Hotshots 2015.

His debut full-length play, True Brits - written as part of his attachment to HighTide Festival Theatre and published by Methuen Drama - premiered at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe 2014. It went on to be part of the Bush Theatre's new writing season, Radar and ended with a three-week run at the Vault Festival in February 2015. The follow up, Free Fall, opened at the Pleasance Islington in October 2014 and was nominated for three Off West End awards.

His first piece for television, Murdered by my Father, was released on BBC3 online in March 2016 and was rebroadcast on BBC1 in April. For this work, he was selected as a 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.

He is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre as well as working on projects for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and the BFI.

Additional information

Tickets limited to 1 per person. 

We are operating a waiting list for any sold out workshops, please get in touch via Hamlet@almeida.co.uk if you would like to be added.