July 2018 meeting

About the July 2018 meeting

The group enjoyed a wide ranging discussion on plays and playwriting, production and performance, topics including:

Producing and performing at Brighton Open Air Theatre

The Read Not Dead project at the Globe Theatre, London

Getting your work onto BBC Radio 4 – changes in structure at Broadcasting House and how to contact the relevant BBC radio drama producers

The George Devine and Verity Bargate writing awards

The New Venture Theatre new season launch and programme

Crowd pleasers v challenging new theatre – how to run a theatre and plan a season

The practicalities of reviewing and critiquing theatre

Arts Council applications – the policies and processes

The relative merits of Brighton theatres from the producer/performer point of view

Practicalities of writing audio dramas, ten minute dramas and solo shows

The value of holding table readings with actors

The ‘self-directing actor’

A great sweeping conversation, this meeting!

We will be holding back our latest news about competition and future plans until our August 5th meeting.


Chair Philippa Hammond played several roles in Brighton Shakespeare Company’s summer production The Comedy of Errors at Shoreham Wordfest and Brighton Open Air Theatre in June.

Fringe Review said: ‘ … a light-footed, thump-fisted, limp-wristed and eye-poppingly uproarious production … Long may this company tie up our attention of a summer evening.’ Highly Recommended Show.

See the August meeting post for news of our next event and how you can take part.