We’re back in the Cooper’s Loft for our new season. Ask at the bar on the first floor for directions. Everyone attending pays £1.

Tuesday, 12 March at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 19 March at 7.30pm: Whatever You Want by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Bown
A reading of Ann and Lesley’s radio comedy — soon to be broadcast on Oneword Radio (see below) — about two couples who are old friends but who haven’t seen each other for some time; all have their own aspirations which are realised by the end of the play — but not in the way any of them anticipated.

Tuesday, 26 March at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 2 April at 7.30pm: Meet Andy Burden of the Rondo
Andy Burden, who runs the Rondo Theatre in Bath, is running a workshop for group members this evening on the theme of writers working with actors and directors.

Tuesday, 9 April at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 16 April at 7.30pm: Waiting for Concorde by Bob Fannin
A reading of Bob Fannin’s script of intertwining monologues featuring two old women, one German, one Bristolian, and the daughter of one of them — on the concept of ‘home’.


Roast Potato Robot by Jeremy Risdon
An experimental piece written over just ten evenings, featuring three characters discussing the life of one of them. Definitely out of the ordinary!


2001/2002 Competition Winners
For those of you haven’t yet heard, the results of our New Writing 2001/2002 competition are as follows:

1st Seven Sisters by Ray Brooking and Judy Thunhurst
2nd In Charge by Brian Weaving
3rd Canute2 (originally Queen Emma’s Dilemmas) by John Colborn
4th Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey by Kate Stonham
5th Matthew’s Splinter by Heather Lister
6th Daisy’s Chain by Claire Griffiths
7th Oh, I Don’t Know About That by Michael Karwowski

The winners will be given script-in-hand performances at the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster between 14 and 18 May.


Brian’s detective drama scores on Radio 4
Southwest Scriptwriter Brian Thompson’s detective drama, Trueman, will be broadcast on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on 17 April. The project was originally commissioned for BBC1 but, after falling foul of drama head, Mal Young, looked unlikely to be realised until Brian heard Radio 4 were looking for a modern detective drama.


Three shows from Steve
Steve Hennessy’s tense (and highly recommended) metaphysical thriller, The Power of Speech, ends it run at the Alma Tavern on 9 March. His radio play, I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper, first read out at a Southwest Scriptwriters meeting, is to be broadcast on Irish national radio, RTE, later this year. His play, The Tragickall Medickall Historie of William Shakespeare, Bard of Bedlam, will run at the Tobacco Factory from 1 to 5 May.


Whatever You Want on Oneword
Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Bown’s radio comedy Whatever You Want will soon be broadcast on Oneword Radio.