Sunday, 12 May at 8.00pm — Don’t miss it!
Hope Centre, Hope Chapel Hill, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4ND
Admission: £3

Crumbling Walls Theatre Group is performing rehearsed readings of two short plays by two of our members:

Maureen and Gordon by Pat Dallimore


Hawks from Handsaws by Tim Massey

There’ll be an opportunity to discuss the plays after the performance. Please bring along as many people as you can to support this event: if it’s successful, Crumbling Walls will be keen to perform rehearsed readings of more scripts by YOU and other members in the future.


Writing for the Screen
A five-week course by Rosemary Mason
Cost: £20

We’ll be hosting this course in the Cooper’s Loft at the Theatre Royal, King Street, Bristol 1 on the following five Tuesdays: 4 June, 11 June, 18 June, 25 June and 2 July from 8.00pm till 9.45pm.

Rosemary writes for TV, film and stage. She is a former scriptwriter for EastEnders and writer-in-residence at Media Arts in Swindon. She currently teaches BA and MA Screenwriting Courses at Southampton Institute.


Another date for your diary:
Following the television scriptwriting course, we’ll be holding a regular script-reading meeting on Tuesday, 9 July at our usual time of 7.30pm, again in the Cooper’s Loft at the Theatre Royal, King Street, Bristol 1. Everyone attending pays £1. Bring along your new TV script or anything else you’ve been working on, and give it an airing.


New ideas for Bristol Express
Bristol Express Theatre Company is keen to look at ideas for new plays from people in the region.


Paines Plough offers free script reading service
Paines Plough is offering a free script reading service to writers. Each script is read by an experienced reader and then returned to the writer with a report, which provides suggestions for further development of the play. Although it is very rare for an unsolicited script to be produced by Paines Plough, writers whose work shows promise are often invited to join the company’s workshop programme or writers’ group.

Paines Plough


SOLT announces Small London Theatres Agreement
For all those of you who feel there aren’t enough outlets for new plays, there’s hope! An initiative to develop a London equivalent of New York’s Off-Broadway — called the Small London Theatres Agreement — has been approved by the Society of London Theatres (SOLT). Nica Burns of Stoll Moss Theatres and a member of the working party responsible for formalising the agreement says: ‘Our ultimate aim is to breathe new life into London theatre and create a climate of interesting and valuable work.’


Submitting scripts to The Bush
The Bush Theatre, London produces around six new plays a year, most of which are commissioned, but some of which come through their script reading service. All plays submitted are given constructive criticism and returned within three months.

Bush Theatre