We’re paying a return visit to Carole Boyer’s satirical Sherwood on our October Zoom outing next Wednesday, 20 — book your place now using the ‘I’m attending’ button on our What’s on page.

Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, 20 October at 7.30pm on Zoom: Longshot by Carole Boyer

Longshot by Carole Boyer
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A one-off, one-time, one-shot complete reading of Carole’s medieval comedy in which a couple of scribes are hired by the Sheriff of Nottingham to mount a smear campaign against Robin Hood — get the script link and the meeting’s Zoom details using the ‘I’m attending’ button on our What’s on page.

Wednesday, 17 November at 7.30pm on Zoom: Montague Terrace by Adrian Harris

Montague Terrace by Adrian Harris
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We’re exploring Adrian’s new play in our November Zoom session. Montague Terrace has a split timeframe that finds Jim and Helena meeting in the rundown Victorian rank in 1944 while Sarah and David have a present-day first encounter in the same place. The story examines displacement and anxiety caused by major worldwide events inviting its audience to compare its dual situations.

The play is a research and development project funded by The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) for which Adrian is exploring the use of sound design during the writing process.

Find this meeting’s ‘I’m attending’ button on our What’s on page from 10 November.

Wednesday, 8 December at 7.30pm on Zoom: Open Workshop

We’re open to offers for the year’s final fixture. If you have a scriptwriting project that you’re hoping to progress over the holiday season and need some festive feedback to inspire you, please get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form.


Instant Wit out and about this autumn

Instant Wit autumn 2021

While Southwest Scriptwriters meetings are set to stay on Zoom for the foreseeable future, face-to-face fans can catch group committee member Stephanie Weston on stage in a quartet of autumn dates with Instant Wit.

The intrepid improvisers begin by bringing their brand of made-up mayhem to Bristol’s Alma Tavern Theatre on 23 October. Then it’s off to Market Drayton for some spur-of-the-moment West Midlands merriment in the town’s Festival Drayton Centre the following Saturday, 30 October. The peerless local ad-libbers are back on home turf at The Glass Box Restaurant, Clevedon Pier, on Friday, 19 November, and end the year with a seasonal return to the Alma on Saturday, 18 December.

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