Welcome to our final series of the Twentieth Century! All meetings take place in the Cooper’s Loft at the Bristol Old Vic. Ask at the bar on the first floor for directions. Everyone attending pays £1.

Tuesday, 2 November at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Tonight’s workshop will include a reading of Eileen Elsey’s one-act play Pidgin and Theresa based on a short story by Clive Barker.

Tuesday, 9 November at 7.30pm: Anna Farthing on Directing
Come and hear director Anna Farthing talk about how directors go about interpreting scripts and the things they look for in plays. What she has to say may change the way you write!

Tuesday, 16 November at 7.30pm: Open Workshop

Tuesday, 23 November at 7.30pm: Two plays by Brian Weaving
A reading of two one-act comedies by Brian Weaving, one of our most prolific writers. Jump Charley Jump is the story of an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman, each with his own dreams. Inside Out takes a comic look at the problem of media intrusion.

Tuesday, 30 November at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Not only an Open Workshop, but your last chance to enter a script for our competition and maybe see it performed in the New Vic next April. More details below.

Tuesday, 7 November from 8.00pmonwards: Christmas Drinks
Join us in Renato’s for Christmas drinks to round off the year and tell us about your plans for writing success in the new millenium. Encouragement will be available in abundance.


Welcome to our new Honorary President!
The sad news is that our Honorary President, Catherine Johnson, feels it’s time to step aside, but the good news is that Lucy Catherine, the new writer-in-residence at the Bristol Old Vic has agreed to take over.

During her tenure, Catherine’s career flourished — so we now trust that holding the post will do the same for Lucy!


The closing date for our competition is 30 November!
Hopefully by now you’ll be putting the finishing touches to your one-act or full-length script. We’re glad to announce that we’ve now won a grant from the Millenium Awards for All so will definitely be able to put on a full production of the winning entry in the New Vic during the week before Easter. The runners-up will be given rehearsed readings.

All plays will be read by two readers and given marks out of ten for plot, characterisation, dialogue and structure. You will be able to see your own score sheets.