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Theatre West launches Search for a Script 2006
Theatre West has begun its annual quest for plays to perform in its autumn season at the Alma Tavern. This year, Alison Comley and Ann Stiddard, the company’s joint artistic directors, are inviting a limited number of writers to submit 1500-word treatments for plays based on the theme of ‘Inside Out’. Theatre West will select eight of the treatments to develop into draft scripts from which four will be chosen for further development and performance at the Alma.

Alison and Ann are extending their call for treatments to members of Southwest Scriptwriters. The deadline for submission of treatments is 30 April 2006.

Theatre West Inside Out season 2006


Southwest Scriptwriters feature in Show of Strength’s Bristol Twenty
Four group members have made the line-up of winning entries in Show of Strength’s recent five-minute monologue competition, ‘Waiting’. Monologues by Bruce Fellows, Shiona Morton and Lesley Bown and Ann Gawthorpe will be performed with 17 other short scripts by local writers in SOS’s Bristol Twenty show at the Southville Centre, Beauley Road, BS3 this weekend (1 and 2 April).

Show of Strength Theatre Company


The Cupboard Beneath the Stairs by Mark Breckon on BBC7|
Mark Breckon’s 15-minute radio comedy-drama, The Cupboard Beneath the Stairs, will be broadcast on BBC7 on Friday, 7 April at 6.15pm and repeated at 12.15am. Mark’s play is being transmitted as part of a BBC writersroom-commissioned series called Fresh Blood, and you can tune-in to BBC7 on digital radio and TV, or listen online.