Meetings take place in the Macready Room at the Bristol Old Vic — ask at the bar on the first floor for directions. Everyone attending pays £1.

Tuesday, 29 April at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 13 May at 7.30pm: The Trip to Calais: By Foote by Doc Watson
A reading of Doc’s true story from the eighteenth century featuring a famous actor/manager and a Duchess of the realm, involving scandal, intrigue, lying and politics — and showing what happens when the guilty walk free and the innocent are punished.

Tuesday, 20 May at 7.30pm: Eat Your Cake and Have It by Pete Kesterton
Some work in progress by Pete: When Mike goes to visit his brother Edward — a recluse living in a caravan on Bodmin Moor — he is annoyed by Edward’s refusal to invite him in. Is Edward merely an eccentric, or has he something to hide?

Tuesday, 27 May at 7.30pm: A showing of the group improvised video!
A showing of the video improvised by the group, scripted by Brian Weaving and shot by Anna Farthing and Patrick Taggart, followed by a discussion of what we learnt from the exercise.

Tuesday, 3 June at 7.30pm: Readings of competition entries
An opportunity to hear some of this year’s competition entries that didn’t quite make it to the finals.

Tuesday, 17 June at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 24 June at 7.30pm: Readings of competition entries
An opportunity to hear more of this year’s competition entries that didn’t quite make it to the finals.

14 to 19 July: Showcase at the Tobacco Factory! — see below

 

Showcase of Competition Winners at the Tobacco Factory: 14 to 19 July

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Please keep this week free to attend the script-in-hand performances of all the winners in our 2003 New Writing Competition. We don’t have a grant this year, so are absolutely dependent on audience figures to keep our finances on an even keel. Please bring not only yourselves, but also any friends, relatives and strangers who would enjoy a huge diversity of entertaining drama throughout the week.

 

Short film scripts for Little Tribe

Little Tribe Films has funds to make a maximum of five short films on DV or 16mm (ie low budget). They are looking for scripts of no more than ten pages, accompanied by a brief synopsis. They will finance the story if it passes their selection and will pay a percentage, and credit the writer, if the film is televised. All category shorts will be considered and only completed scripts will be read.