The writers' drop-ins take place on alternate Thursdays. The next meeting is on 28th February.
30 Minute Play Competition
Winners have now been announced. Details on the competition page.
Plays in Production
We currently have three plays in production for 2019. All will be performed at the Hope Street Theatre.
6-9th March 2019, we have Barn Swallows, a gothic western by Helen Jones. This gritty story looks at how four people deal with the aftermath of the civil war. Directed by Megan McFarlane and the Jack of all Trades team.
17th March, we have "Write up your Street", written by the Writing Together new writing community. For more details, click here.
3 - 6th April 2019, "The Budding Mantis" and "Here is thy Sting" by James Gaskin. Directed by Sarah Sharp. Full details on the More Deadly than the Male page. Preview on an external site is available here.
12-13th June 2019, a tales from the crypt style horror, Death and all his Friends by Steven McDonald comes to you with Jeb, the macabre ring master who pulls all the strings. Directed by Sarah Sharp.
14-15th June 2019, this year’s Make it Write, 30 minute play competition winners will take to the stage in our showcase of new writing.
Watch out for more happenings in October.
Finding a home for Make it Write
It has become more and more important for us to have somewhere quiet to meet and to have speakers address us. To this aim I have rented an office in 26 Hope Street. It is big enough for workshops and read throughs and small scale rehearsals. It will be ready for action in October. Small production companies may like to hot desk at this location. Please contact me for information.
However my goal is to buy somewhere with a rehearsal room big enough for small performances and an office or two. This may not be in the near future but we all like something to aim for. Can I ask all Make it Write people to ask around and lean on influential people to find us such a place.
All our productions run on a profit share basis. If you help during a production, you get a share. We always need back stage people to do make up, costumes, sell programmes, video the event and generally make sure the shows run smoothly. We also need marketing people and artists. Contact us if you’d like to be part of the fun.