What a week – open Glitter Knickers!

We made the front page of Bath Chronicle’s arts guide – in the week of the Literary Festival, with Brian Blessed, Caitlin Moran, Gloria Steinem & Jamie Cullum! We open tonight (Wed 2 March) & run til Sat 5th. Tickets are selling very healthily, so you won’t be surprised when I recommend you to book!Continue reading “What a week – open Glitter Knickers!”

Taking the helm of the Rondo Writers’ Group

What IS the collective noun for a group of writers? A murder of crows, a sleuth of bears, a flange of baboons and a flight of dragons. Take your pick what would we like? A blot? A tippex (for writers of a certain age)? A row? A bin? But that’s merely an intro… I’m very,Continue reading “Taking the helm of the Rondo Writers’ Group”

A Bit of a Song and Dance

Ever feel you’ve got the weight of the universe on your shoulders? You need Dan Dare – or does he need you? One man’s “Potteresque” escape hatch, live on stage and for one night only… A script in hand show – come and see theatre get made! Monday 14 July, 7:30pm, Tobacco Factory Theatres (Brewery)Continue reading “A Bit of a Song and Dance”

Stage Manager sought

A quick ad from our sponsors. Tobacco Factory Writers’ Forum (Bristol) are seeking a stage manager for 1-night script in hand with lots of “business”, to join a 100% unpaid team. If it still sounds interesting, read on. You’ll need to source lots of props and some costume between now and the show on 14Continue reading “Stage Manager sought”

12 hours

I’ve just had an astonishing 12 hours. Overnight, the talentbacker campaign for script development for the quantum script (see previous post) hit and then exceeded its target with 6 days still to go. It’s not like running a race, cheered on by friends. It’s like asking them to run for you, while you keep yellingContinue reading “12 hours”

Raising cash with Upsy-Daisy & the Quantum Suicide Rifle

I made a film! I’m relentlessly asking people for MONEY! And it’s all about that terrier of a play on quantum mechanics (what? you missed me talking about it? Let me help you out: The heartbeat of an onion, Developing this oniony play – in pictures, and Gnash, gobble, splat: the sounds of a new script hitting the genre wall)Continue reading “Raising cash with Upsy-Daisy & the Quantum Suicide Rifle”

How do we get people writing (produced work) for theatre when they can’t build a relationship?

You need to be familiar with a range of our work. Spend time at the bar, introduce yourself. If you’ve not seen new writing here in the last few months, I don’t want to hear from you. These are all real words spoken by theatre building peeps, to writers. I can’t argue – and amContinue reading “How do we get people writing (produced work) for theatre when they can’t build a relationship?”

M-O-N-E-Y and the “emerging writer”

I’m a member of a professional writers’ group for the Bath / Bristol area. Great people, all quite different in style and temperament. Very supportive. I don’t get there often enough (childcare, blah de blah) but without fail, it’s inspiring. So here’s last night. After a session on another writer’s work, we rolled up ourContinue reading “M-O-N-E-Y and the “emerging writer””