2019 First Stage

First Stage Autumn 2019

This Autumn WRiTEON went back to our roots and brought you another season of rehearsed readings! As always this season consisted 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 was held 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)