First Draft

The Bar

Be the first to hear newly developed plays from members of the SJT’s script-writing class.

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Directed by Nadia Emam

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26 March - 27 March 2019
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Once again the SJT welcomes you to an evening of plays by the assembled talents of its very own writers group, Write Stuff, hot off the printers and read by an array of local actors. See them first here!

This year's plays and writers are:

Stuff by Gilly Collinson
Far, far into the future, when comas are a punishment and personal possessions are strictly limited, Ethy and her little brother Vid determine to clear out long-dead Edith's attic, finding out why a letter opener was so important - and making a grim discovery about the Retroids...

Shirley (two short plays) by Sue Wilkinson
Scarborough cinema usherette jilts bridegroom and trades selling ice-cream for starring on the big screen.

Funeral Rights by Mark Newsum
More intrigue in Edith's extended family when, completely out of the blue, her half-brother Albert shocks her with a tantalising secret.

Chinese Takeaway by Brian Hamilton
1932 - while Britain struggles with the Great Depression, young Royal Navy rating George Cammish (Edith Fisher's half brother), with money in his pocket and good friends around him, leads the life of Riley in the South China Sea aboard HMS Bridgewater. Or so he thinks. A fateful visit to a floating casino (whilst on shore leave) finds George plunged into a perilous situation that will test both his character and resolve...

Foundling Fathers by Andrew Jackson
Family rivalries soon surface when Len Crabtree's relatives meet to celebrate his 90th birthday. If that wasn't enough, when an uninvited guest arrives, long buried family secrets threaten to create even bigger divisions.

Room Service by Richard Shipman

Daughter of Windrush by Bill Pringle
A glimpse of Edith in 1971 and a sideways glance at some of the attitudes of that era.

Agatha by Jeanette Hambidge

Age: 12+ | Venue: Bar


Write Stuff tutor Nick Lane says:

"For this year's first draft our intention was to create a series of individual stories centred on a single fictional character - Edith Fisher. The group has spent many fascinating hours over the past year coming up with the events leading up to her birth, where she lived, who her parents were, her education, life, loves, secrets... then, heading outwards from Edith herself, crafting the characters around her.

In short, they've planted and fed a tremendous family tree, and these plays are that tree's fruits. Each story stands alone, yet has echoes of others. The way the writers have worked together in development to form these stories has been a pleasure to see. I hope the results are equally enjoyable to watch."

dates

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 8.00pm

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 8.00pm

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