Here’s a newsletter extra to remind you of some upcoming events and opportunities.


Theatre West Writing in the Margins 4 x 15-minute plays
The third show in Theatre West’s 10-week autumn season of new writing at the Alma Tavern Theatre opens next Tuesday, 14 October. As its title suggests, it features four 15-minute plays including Loose Connections by Helen Bradbury and Bittern End by Elaine Eveleigh. Southwest Scriptwriters Elaine and Helen both developed their short plays with the group and are seeing their work given a full production for the first time.


Sketches for the Starbucks Red Cups Revue
Following the success of our Scripts @ Starbucks event in July, we’re planning a seasonal show at the Broadmead Arcade branch of the coffee shop in December. In the Red Cups Revue we’ll present an eclectic mixture of festive comedy for audiences to enjoy with their yuletide-special coffees.

We’re looking for radio sketches and skits with a festive theme (however tenuous) to feature in the hour-long show which will run for two nights. Scripts should be no longer than five minutes with four characters or fewer (two male, two female). We’re planning to record the show and podcast it, so please remember that your scripts must work as radio comedy.