Women’s Workshop: Going Solo with Sarah-Louise Young

Description: Making a one-person show
About this Event
Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels.

These workshops run once a month, and they are stand-alone, so you can book one or come along every time. Each workshop is taught by a different teacher and focuses on a specific area of improvisation, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months!

*Please note: We are using an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and ‘female’ and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

This month is Going Solo – with Sarah-Louise Young

Have you always wanted to make a one-person show but don’t know where to begin?

Do you have a story to share but don’t know how best to tell it?

As theatres navigate new regulations and learn how to stage socially distanced events, there couldn’t be a better moment to think about making your own one-person, portable, sellable show: whether it’s a play, a cabaret, improvised or scripted, it’s time to take control of your story.

Writer and performer of 6 award-winning and critically acclaimed solo shows and 5 two-handers, Sarah-Louise Young, leads a two-hour online course on how to create work for the solo performer.

From choosing your initial idea to picking your perfect collaborators, Sarah-Louise will guide participants through discussion and practical exercises, helping them explore the creative process.

As well as working on the style, content and narrative elements of making your own work, she will share her experience and expertise on producing and promoting alone. The pitfalls and the practicalities of travelling light.

Participants will be asked to complete a short pre-workshop questionnaire to enable Sarah-Louise to tailor the session to their needs as much as possible.

If you already have an idea for a show she will help you find the next step in the creative journey and if you have never thought about going solo before, hopefully, you will leave inspired to start now.

Sunday 30th August, 10.30am-1.00pm BST/GMT+1 – Max. 12 – £17.50+ booking fee


Solo Shows: performer and writer

An Evening Without Kate Bush
The Silent Treatment
Cabaret Whore
Cabaret Whore Encore!
Cabaret Whore, More! More! More!
Drag King
Two-Handers: performer and writer
Julie Madly Deeply
Je Regrette!
Night Bus
Songs For Cynics
Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots)
Co-Writer & Director:
Looking For Me Friend: The Music Of Victoria Wood
Not Dead Yet
Empty Nest
Hooray For Love
Honey’s Happening
Miss-Leading Ladies

Maxa, The Most Assassinated Woman In The World (full-scale musical written with MichaelRoulston)

Sarah-Louise has co-written with and for numerous other performers including Amanda Palmer, Lynn Ruth Miller, Fascinating Aida, Marcel Lucont, Ophelia Bitz and Clementine Living Fashion Doll


The Actors Centre
The Singers Cabaret Workshop
The Showstoppers!
Guest speaker for Russell Lucas
She has also appeared in numerous plays and pantomimes, workshops of new musicals, script readings and is a regular fixture on the London and international cabaret scene.

For more information visit
Location: Online Zoom Room
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Repeat Type: Daily;Count=19
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:42pm GMT