We had a full house on Sunday night in Salisbury Arts Centre for the third phase of The Rocket Project. If you missed the show, here are some pix of rehearsals taken by Tim Kidner, our friendly photographer.
Posted in David Haworth, Doo Dahs, Salisbury Arts Centre
Tagged Andrew Thackeray, Annalie Wilson, David Haworth, Joe Bossano, John Yates, Jon Nash, Laura Jasper, Linda Morse, Playwriting, Salisbury Arts Centre, Sally Whyte, Sara Taylor, Scriptwriters' Doo Dah, Stew Taylor, Tim Kidner, Will Wheeler
If you came to Dan Rebellato’s workshop at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday you’ll know this already. So here are some pix taken by Linda Morse.
In partnership with Salisbury Arts Centre and with help of Small Grants Fund from CEW.
Where have I been? Where to start? OK, I’ve witnessed Hideki Noda’s The Bee at the Soho, all lacky bands and scary red pencils; Hull Truck’s excellent production of DNA by Dennis Kelly at Salisbury Playhouse; Headlong’s Romeo and Juliet. Good stuff at the Playhouse recently. Could this be influence of new AD, Gareth Machin? We do hope so. Summer programmes arrived from Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Festival. I’m like a kid in a ballpond. There’s yer Tim Crouch, yer Paper Birds, yer Blind Summit, and yer Idle Motion. And the brillo Gecko at the Nuffield, Southampton. If you think theatre has limitations, go see Gecko. I love Gecko. I’m going to be very broke. Very soon. You heard it here first.
Scripts are in for the Rocket Project part 3 – Times Six. Let casting commence. David Haworth, Laura Jasper and Jon Nash are directing some off-the-wall pieces by Doo Dah writers: John Yates, Sally Whyte, Linda Morse, David Haworth, Andrew Thackeray. We’re hoping David Bowie will appear on the night. Mmmmm. That’s 7pm, 15 April, Salisbury Arts Centre, if you could let David know.
Tickets are nearly sold out for Dan Rebellato’s Writing for Devising workshop on 24 March at Salisbury Arts Centre. A good mix of writers and actors have signed up so the White Room should be a-buzzing.
Meanwhile, I’m involved in a nifty intergenerational project with Mind The Gap for the over 50s and Manor Fields Primary – we’re creating new Miffs out of old Miffs and this week the dragons are a-drumming. Where’s Harry Potter when you need him?
Finally, She Writes, newly formed at the Playhouse is up and a-running with 14 writers on a good day and still room for more. If you’re thinking of joining, send me an email email@example.com
Come and join us if you dare…
Salisbury Arts Centre Doo Dah Scriptwriters and
The Emerging Writers based at Salisbury Playhouse for
The Rocket Project Part 2 : SPACE
A Glittery Evening of New Writing
Rocket Man 2 by David Haworth
My Space by Linda Morse
Horizon Ventura by Gordon Slack
A Spirit of Adventure by Gordon Slack
I Don’t Like This Space by Sally Whyte
This is Our Space by John Yates
Performed Script-in-Hand by
Sunday 11th December
7pm – 8.30pm
The White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre
Meet the writers – we welcome your feedback on the writing
Tickets: £5 available now from the box office 01722 321744
or online www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk (listed as Scriptwriters Doo Dah Sharing)
We can’t wait to meet you there…
Warning: There will be candles and chocolate
I’ve had a choatic couple of weeks (in a good way) with loads happening on the writing scene: the Emerging Doo Dah Writers had their first meeting in Salisbury Playhouse on Saturday afternoon thanks to an invite from Mark Powell. I was beside myself. It’s so good to have a place to meet and I’m looking forward to meeting Gareth Machin, the new AD. Exciting times.
If there are any playwrights in Salisbury and surrounding areas reading this who’d like to join the group, just drop me an email with a brief biog including where you are at with your writing. The Emerging Group is for writers with playwriting experience – I do run workshops for beginners too and most of the Emerging Group have come through the workshops over the last two years.
Talking of workshops, we had a visit from Sarah Dickenson, senior reader at the Soho, who led a challenging workshop last week and made us all write stuff. Imagine.
Meanwhile, I’m delighted to report that Doo Dah David Haworth’s play I Heard An Angel Singing has been selected for a reading at Theatre 503 on 7th November – a great opportunity to have his work read by professional actors in London.
More Doo Dah successes:
- Alison Barclay’s monologue ‘Dressing Up‘ was performed in Salisbury as part of Bootleg Theatre’s 15 Minutes of Fame tour.
- Gina Gough’s ‘A Bump in the Night‘ has been selected by Core Theatre for a performance in Malloys, Bath on Sunday 30th October.
Posted in Doo Dahs, Playwriting, Salisbury Playhouse, Successes, Workshops
Tagged Alison Barclay, David Haworth, Emerging Playwrights, Gareth Machin, Gina Gough, Mark Powell, Playwriting, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre 503
Feeling spaced out after launch of scripts on Sunday, well, someone had to say it. Relieved it turned out a success by all accounts. People came! Buzzy atmosphere and had some enthusiastic feedback from audience. Here are some starry-starry pix of the rehearsals during the day, taken by Tim Kidner.
Posted in Doo Dahs, Rehearsed Readings, Salisbury Arts Centre
Tagged Bethany Jameson, David Haworth, Emma Holder, Jeff Page, Kerry Stockwell, Lee Hart, Playwriting, Romano Viazzani, Salisbury Arts Centre, Scriptwriters' Doo Dah, Sian Radinger, Tim Kidner, Will Wheeler
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!
Posted in Rehearsed Readings, Salisbury Arts Centre
Tagged Anna Reineke, Anthony Fairweather, Barney Norris, David Haworth, Emily Arnold, Jon Nash, Kerry Stockwell, Lulu Stevens, Sally Marshall, Tony Boncza
Rehearsal in The White Room, Salisbury Arts Centre
A Buzzy Day was Saturday. Actors and Directors did wonderfully theatrical type things with 9 short plays using just a few chairs, tables, cardboard tubes and an AK47. Magic.
Writers: Mark Darcy, Anthony Fairweather, Elanora Ferry, Grace Gauld, Gina Gough, David Haworth, Linda Morse, Jeff Page, John Yates
Actors: Emily Arnold, Tony Boncza, Anna Harriott, Sally Marshall, Barney Norris, Lulu Stevens, Kerry Stockwell
Directors: David Haworth, Jon Nash, Barney Norris, Andrew Thackeray