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Soho is Coming to Town!

So exciting to have Sarah Dickenson, Senior Reader at Soho Theatre, leading a playwriting workshop at Salisbury Arts Centre. Don’t miss this great opportunity, never before seen in Salisbury!

Doing It Your Way – A Soho Theatre Playwriting Workshop
Come and unearth the elements of your own unique playwriting style in this three-hour practical workshop led by Soho Theatre’s Senior Reader, Sarah Dickenson. Through dynamic practical exercises and lively discussion, participants will explore ways into developing distinctive dialogue, memorable characters and sparkling settings for bold, exciting and authentic theatre. Sarah will also offer participants an overview of the activity and opportunities for writers at Soho Theatre and generate discussion on writers’ experience of the UK’s New Writing Scene and how and where to place your particular kind of work.

Time:              1pm – 4pm

Date:               Saturday 8th October

Place:             Salisbury Arts Centre , Bedwin Street SP1 3UT

Cost:               £15  (£7 concs/members of Scriptwriters’ Doo Dah*)

Book/Pay:  or 01722 321744

Spaces limited, early booking advisable.

* members of Introduction to Playwriting, Continuation, Masterclasses,
Emerging, Writing for Radio and Screenwriting groups £7.

Any questions, fire away.

There Will Be Cabaret!!

Next Sunday is the day.  Seven new pieces of theatre are being launched into the cafe at Salisbury Arts Centre performed by six actors.  The show starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 17th July and tickets cost a whimsical £5.  There will be cabaret!!


Countdown by John Yates

The Invisible Woman by Andrew Thackeray

The Nation Expects by Mark Hickman

Escaping Edith by Bethany Jameson with Accordionist, Romano Viazzani

Rocket Man by David Haworth

A Quiet Word About Your Rocket Launcher by Jeff Page

Rocket Hocket by Linda Morse

Just Your Younger Man by Bethany Jameson with Romano Viazzani

We’re lucky to have a fantastic team of actors:  Lee Hart, Emma Holder, Sian Radinger,  Kerry Stockwell, Will Wheeler.   And directors: John Foster, David Haworth.  Accordionist: Romano Viazzani

Purple Sparkly

Salisbury Playhouse new season brochure launched itself onto the world this week with an electrifying cover photo by Tim Kidner – Tim takes the pix for Scriptwriters’ Doo Dah too, so we’re kinda excited about that.

David Haworth’s play won Dialogue Competition!!

Congratulations David!! Great night at Salisbury Playhouse last night with  rehearsed readings of four pieces of new writing selected for Dialogue competition. David’s play, First Kiss Goodbye, is a theatrically challenging piece which he’ll now get the chance to develop  into a full length play with the support of David Lane, Dramaturg at Bristol Old Vic.  Yes!

Head Banging

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.