First Stage Autumn 2019

First Stage Autumn 2019

That’s right, this Autumn WRiTEON will be going back to our roots and bringing you another season of rehearsed readings! As always this season will consist of multiple evenings of script-in-hand readings with an opportunity for audience feedback. These evenings have always proven to be very popular and productive for the writers involved. This time, the event will take place over one weekend, on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 at The Golden Hind.

The Scripts

We had 25 submissions in total, which were anonymised and assessed by a panel of 6 readers. Congratulations to those whose scripts were selected, commiserations to those whose scripts were not, there was some tough competition.
Please find the scripts and their performance dates below:
SATURDAY 16th November @ 7pm Golden Hind
PISSED by Chris Hogg
11 minutes
2 x f (both 26)
MAN ON BRIDGE by Rachel Thompson
20 minutes
3 x m (2 x mid-late twenties, 1 x late teens/early twenties)
SEA OF BOTTLE GREEN by James Stedman
20 minutes
1 x m (50), 1 x f (45)
PATRIARCH by Dave Pescod
22 minutes
1 x m (60+)
BREAKFAST by Dominic O’Sullivan
7 minutes
1 x f (60ish)
ONE SMALL STEP by Alan Morgan
12 minutes
1 x f, 1 x m (both 35-45)
Sunday 17th November @ 7pm Golden Hind
ASPIRATION by Ella Catherall
18 minutes
2 x f (both mid-late twenties)
MOVING ON by Julia W L Bolden
20 minutes
2 x f (45 & 39)
11 minutes
1 x f (42)
THT by Richard McNally
18 minutes
1 x m/f (late 20s)
TO CAMERA by Carla Keen
5 minutes
1 x f, 1 x m (ages unspecified)
19 minutes
3 x m (2 x early, 1 x mid- twenties), 1 x f/transgender m (nearly 20)
Tickets will go on sale in due course.


Milton Road Library 3pm Saturday 19th October

The time-commitment will be quite low. You’d usually have 2 or 3 rehearsals before going on stage (because it is script-in-hand). Therefore it is a great way to flex your acting muscles and try out a new character without needing to do 3 months of rehearsals!

If you have any questions then you can contact

Please make sure that you arrive at Milton Road library in good time.