Students welcome celebrated playwright

Playwright and biographer Paul Allen visits students at Scarborough Sixth Form College.
Playwright and biographer Paul Allen visits students at Scarborough Sixth Form College.

Scarborough Sixth Form College welcomed Paul Allen to share his expertise with the BTEC Performing Arts students.

Paul is a prestigious playwright and the official biographer of Sir Alan Ayckbourn, but is perhaps best known as the former presenter of Radio 4’s arts programme, Kaleidoscope.

There was a reading of one of Paul’s best-known plays, Brassed Off, an adaptation of the film which celebrates the gritty determination of miners in the face of pit closures. He was able to give students a real insight into writing plays having had a number of his plays performed across the country including at the National Theatre.