Scratch Me: Writing Characters We Hate to LoveDelve into why we love despicable characters with Jeremy Dyson
Scratch Me 2022 presents: Writing Characters We Hate to Love an online conversation event with writer Jeremy Dyson. From Vilanelle to the citizens of Royston Vasey Jeremy Dyson has written for some of the most iconic TV characters to hit our screens. But why do we love despicable characters? And how do you walk that balance between likable and unlikeable? We'll be chatting to Jeremy about how he approaches writing character, how you create empathy and dimension in characters we hate to love.
Our host for the evening is Billie Collins, a writer from the Wirral and co-creator and host of Even Baddies Wear Helmets podcast.
Join us on Zoom from 6-7pm on Wednesday, 6 July for the third event in a series all about character development.
Every event in our Scratch Me programme is free to attend. This sessions is held via Zoom webinar - you don't need a live webcam or microphone to participate, just a reliable internet connection.
There will be the opportunity to ask Jeremy questions during the session - you can use Zoom's Q&A feature to ask a question on the day. If you have any questions about the event, get in touch with our team.
Jeremy Dyson is best known as the co-creator and co-writer of the multi-award-winning comedy show The League of Gentlemen. Aside from The League he was co-creator/writer of the BAFTA-nominated comedy drama Funland and the Rose-d’or winning all female sketch show Psychobitches. His play Ghost Stories, co-written with Andy Nyman was nominated for an Olivier award, and has enjoyed three separate West End runs since debuting in 2010, together with international productions in Toronto, Moscow, Sydney, Shanghai, Finland, Holland and Peru. The film version of Ghost Stories, written and directed by Andy and Jeremy won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best debut feature in 2019.
In addition, Jeremy has worked as script editor on many award-winning TV comedies including The Armstrong and Miller Show, Grandma’s House, The Wrong Mans, Bad Education, Tracey Ullman’s Show and We are Ladyparts. He has also written for Killing Eve and the up-coming Good Omens 2.
Jeremy has published a number of books of short stories, including Never Trust a Rabbit, The Cranes that Build the Cranes (which won the Edge Hill award for short fiction), and The Haunted Book, together with a novel, What Happens Now. A new novel, The Warlock Effect co-written with Andy Nyman will be published by Hodder Studio in 2023.