Tag Archives: Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury Fringe Success!

Full house at The Pheasant

Full house at The Pheasant

Joe Rose and Nicholas Lumley in ROOF by Sam Robinson

Joe Rose and Nicholas Lumley in ROOF by Sam Robinson

Fringe - Sat Eve

Joe Bossano and Roxy Dunn in CUTS by David Marrs

As you’ll see, I’m useless at uploading pix and arranging on a page… but you’ll get the general idea… There’s about 50 pix on the Facebook page of Salisbury Arts Centre Scriptwriters.

All pix by our friendly photographer, Tim Kidner

Nutshells and Scratch

In the interest of nutshells, and because I’m going on holiday next week (yippee) here’s the autumn from a squirrel’s perspective:

Emerging Writers, She Writes and Lymington Playwrights –  writers invited to have their first scene performed in a Scratch Night at Salisbury Playhouse on 4 November.

The Lymington group is embryonic T SP 065_edited-1and welcomes new and aspiring playwrights. Its links with Salisbury Playhouse mean that participants are invited to take part in Playhouse events along with She Writes and the Emerging group.

In response to the success of She Writes on Wednesday mornings, new this term is an Evening She Writes session on Thursdays from 7pm.

Follow links for more info on any of the above or email me angelastreet@tiscali.co.uk

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.

Mind the Gap

Had a fun session with Mind the Gap group at Salisbury Playhouse this morning. Thanks guys for all the laughs: the man in the ginger suit on the Park and Ride, Jeff’s leather thong, and the massive fruit cake.

Candles and Chocolate

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

Joe Bossano

Lee Hart

Laura Jasper

Kerry Stockwell

Sara Taylor

Jan Wyld

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

The Best of Times

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.

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.