Character Drives Plot – Mari and Lowri Izzard – JU167


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It’s episode 167 with actor/playwrights, Mari and Lowri Izzard two exciting new comedy writers I was lucky enough to meet at the recent Sky Comedy Rep event held at the Birmingham Rep theatre. We talked about the challenges of pursuing a career in the arts when coming from a working class background, their advice if you’re thinking of trying to write for the stage, dealing with an invisible disability and how character should drive your plot.

Mari & Lowri Izzard are identical twins hailing from working class roots in Bridgend, South Wales. Whilst filming together on Film4 and BFI comedy feature, Brian & Charles, Mari & Lowri realised they actually really enjoyed working together! They were selected to write a one act play for a scheme run by Sky Comedy and The Birmingham Rep – and created a brilliant piece called ‘Spoffin’ which I was lucky enough to see and that we talk about in this conversation.

Follow Mari on Twitter here and Lowri on Instagram here.

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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