Continuing without a break following our first five meetings of autumn 2015 we’re back in Waterside 1 at Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 November.
1 and 8 December see a slight change in meeting place when we move to Waterside 2, the room next door to Waterside 1. Find a full list of the dates, times and locations of our upcoming meetings on our What’s On webpage, and ask at Watershed’s box office if you need directions to a meeting. Everyone attending pays £1.
Tuesday, 10 November at 7.30pm: Insurgent by Haider Al-lami
This week wea’re concluding our reading of Haider’s screenplay set in the aftermath of the Iraq war.
Tuesday, 17 November at 7.30pm: War of the Worlds: The Livingroom Apocalypse by Scott Wilson
In Scott’s stage comedy adaptation of HG Wells’ sci-fi classic, Bertie’s life is a mess: his sculpture is still work-in-progress, nosy neighbours are invading his space and his relationship is on the rocks. The very last thing he needs is an interplanetary war.
Tuesday, 24 November at 7.30pm: The Consequence by Andy Graham
Tonight we’re reading the first act of Andy’s full-length stage play.
Zoe’s written a play, but it’s not to everyone’s taste. Particularly her parents’. And as the consequences of her success begin to eat away at her relationships, she’s forced to question the narrative of her childhood, with disturbing results…
Tuesday, 1 December at 7.30pm: Meet Ashley Pharoah
We’re delighted to welcome back the prolific television drama writer and co-creator of the hit BBC series Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, Ashley Pharoah, for a second Q&A session following a fascinating evening with us in April 2008. BBC One will broadcast his six-part, eerie historical drama, The Living and the Dead, in the New Year. Ask Ashley tonight about his upcoming work and the rest of his writing career.
Tuesday, 8 December at 7.30pm: The Glass Roof by Briony Pope
Briony’s new play is set in a nursing home, and follows the relationship between an artist, an elderly art entrepreneur and her carer as they take on the local council. Their campaign to stop a gallery being converted into a nightclub forces them to confront issues relating to parenthood and love as well as art.
Introduce Yourself at Finborough Theatre
London’s Finborough Theatre is ensuring that its work stays accessible to all with a literary initiative to accompany this autumn’s Vibrant Festival.
The theatre’s Literary Team is inviting you to ‘Introduce Yourself’ with an unperformed short play or 20 pages of an unproduced full-length script if you are a new writer from the UK who has never before submitted a play to Finborough Theatre.
To make sure Introduce Yourself is as inclusive as possible, the Literary Team is relaxing its guidelines on the kind of work in which it’s interested, and you can email scripts ‘on any subject or in any style’. The team also promises at least a paragraph of feedback on the scripts it receives as part of the initiative — it’s not usually able to offer any response to unsuccessful submissions.
Introduce Yourself closes on Thursday, 12 November — so Please hurry if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity.