Readthroughs last night of Anthony Fairweather’s and Linda Morse’s works in progress – always good to see new work up on its feet – Tony revealed his head banging skills: front, back and sideways. The writers gained surprising insights into how their work translates to the stage. Huge thanks for their enthusiasm and entertaining performances to Anna Harriott, Laura Mather, Tony Boncza, with Jon Nash acting and directing a packet of salt and vinegar crisps.
'Gosh.' Brian, Wilton
'Angie is like a breath of fresh air. Open the windows and let her in.' David Haworth, Writer in Residence, Salisbury Playhouse
'She's great at stimulating comic (and bizarre!) writing... and fostering creative relationships." Gail Smalley, Writer, Salisbury
'Being a writing course addict, Angela’s course is the best a man can get. Not only does she give you excellent theoretical knowledge, but also equips you with fabulous solutions to your writing problems.' Andre, BA(Hons) MA Directing, Warminster
PETER: (Muttering to himself) This is not a walk in the park, she’s defiantly stretched my little grey cells. (Peter Walker, Writer, Salisbury)
'I've been attending Angie’s Scriptwriter’s Doo-Dah for 2 years, during which time I've had the opportunity to study writing for both Stage and Radio. Not only has every session been packed with really useful exercises and scripts to study, but we've had the opportunity each term to have our own work performed and directed. I can’t imagine a more enjoyable (or affordable) writing class.' Linda Morse, Writer and Music Teacher
My favourite: 'Angie is a genius' Wenda, Dorset
‘Worth getting up early for on a Saturday morning.’ Elanora Ferry, Bristol.
‘Angie is a top class tutor... it kept me focused and stimulated.’ Rebecca Hayward, Teacher, Romsey
‘Angie, is considerate to the different needs of the participants…I have gained confidence as the course progressed.’ Grace Gauld, Poet, Salisbury
‘Angela has the ability to inspire and work the muscle in the writer’s mind.’ John Yates, Teacher, Marlborough
'You are a fantastic teacher and mentor' Jan, East Knoyle
'Angela’s approach is friendly and informal, yet you get down to business. I wanted to be pushed and to get as many ideas as possible that I could actually use, practically in my writing, and I got plenty. I know it’s made a difference as I re-read my scripts with a much more informed and critical eye now and can see areas for improvement that I wouldn’t have seen before.' Bethany, Writer and Performer, Bournemouth
'The courses you run have helped me so much. Around the time I started, things were falling apart for me and it is in no small part the writing that helped me keep going and I am not sure what would have happened if I hadn't discovered your course.' Anon
'I was amazed at how much feedback I got from Angela considering the length of the course and the very small fee we had paid.'
'I don't think she has any idea of the deep effect she has had on us novice writers. The clever thing is she does it an apparently relaxed rambling way. No stress! Apparently!' Jan Knight
On The Rocket Project - 'It’s brilliant for the region and for Salisbury!' David Lane,Goldsmiths College/BOV
'To hear your work read out by actors is invaluable, as it helps you to assess your work.' Anon
'Angie is great!' Tony, Wimborne
Photography by Tim Kidner