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Watch This Writer

Marlborough playwright, John Yates reports:  “OUR SPACE is breaking out. Last year saw a reading at Theatre Bristol‘s Saturday Shorts and performances in Papercut Theatre‘s XY project curated by Melissa Dunne at Theatre503 with Bruce Adams directing. The piece has now been taken up by Ripped Script Theatre Company‘s Laura Jasper. Laura will be directing OUR SPACE for LOST Theatre‘s One Act Festival (showing on Thursday 24th May). She’s then taking it to the Exeter Ignite Festival (3-9 June). Meanwhile Melissa is including OUR SPACE in XY’s Edinburgh Fringe show at Pleasance.”   John is a member of the Emerging Writers Group at Salisbury Playhouse.

Times Six – New Writing Event

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.

Seven Minutes of Fame

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What a week. David’s success with Dialogue on Wednesday, then Thursday night we put together a showcase of 7 writers’ work in 7 minutes – undying thanks to actors Jon Nash, Kerry Stockwell, Joe Bossano and the Jon Nash who directed – all did a great job in spite of my manic blah de blahs. 

The Seven Writers: Alison Barclay, Anthony Fairweather, Gina Gough, Linda Morse, Jeff Page, David Watson, John Yates

My role in this was to try and represent the work of Scriptwriters’ Doo Dah writers in the space of a 7 minute performance.  No problem.  I love cutting, cutting, cutting and more cutting.  Note to Self: you know when you’ve spent 3 days cutting 200 pages down to 6 and you think you’ve finished?  You haven’t.

Meeting Barney

Thanks to an intro from Mark Powell we now have Barney Norris – talented young writer/director  under commission from The Bush Theatre – working with us.  Last week he directed a readthrough of CONSEQUENCES by John Yates  –  then all down to the George to congratulate ourselves. Lovely.