A big autumn opens for us tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 2 October, with our regular meeting at Bristol Old Vic. Wednesday, 24 October then sees our debut Scratch Nights event aboard the Lightship Theatre in Bathurst Basin — learn more below…

Tuesday, 2 October at 8pm: Open Workshop

Tonight’s meeting at Bristol Old Vic features work by Euphoria Kew.

Enter the theatre via the Stage Door off Queen Charlotte Street, BS1 4HJ, and go straight to the workshop in the Rehearsal Room on the second floor — please ask BOV staff if you need directions to the meeting. Everyone attending pays £2.

Euphoria’s stage play The Strangers’ Case is the story of two young Londoners who become refugees in their own country. A few days before starting university, Heather and Daniel embark on the greatest adventure of their lives — the virgin test of time-travel technology. Hoping to glimpse the world of the future, they instead stumble upon a family secret that leaves them facing a tragic choice — risk almost certain death or never return home again.

Wednesday, 24 October at 7.30pm: Scratch Nights I

Southwest Scriptwriters Scratch Nights

We’re very pleased to present the first of our Scratch Nights public rehearsed reading sessions aboard Lightship Theatre, The John Sebastian moored at John Sebastian Quay, Bathurst Basin, BS1 6SV.

We’ve painstakingly handpicked the following scripts and script extracts for an eclectic evening’s entertainment:

  • Them and Us by Matt Sanders (film)
  • The Park by Brian Weaving (stage)
  • Real Fun by Bruce Fellows (stage)
  • Dinner Date and Bus Tour by Stephanie Weston (radio)
  • 3741 by Jamie Hughes (film)
  • Sophie Scholl by Carole Boyer (stage)
  • Family Trip ty Ros Beeson (film)

To sample our first Scratch Nights smorgasbord, book online for £6/£5 using the button below.

Tickets not available at the venue

At the request of the Cabot Cruising Club, which owns and runs The John Sebastian, we are selling tickets in advance only. This means you won’t be able to buy tickets for cash at the door immediately before the event. Thanks for booking ahead using our online box office.

 

Satirical sketches for Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack satirical sketch show is seeking submissions for its current series running until 16 October.

Newsjack’s irreverent output draws on the drollery of the great British public with submission deadlines at midday on Mondays until 15 October.

You have two more chances to show you satirical skills with sketch submissions next and the following Monday.

Learn more