We are delighted to be returning to Salisbury Museum again for another fabulous event. To coincide with the museum’s Terry Pratchett exhibition starting in September we are inviting writers to create monologues or duologues based around Terry’s iconic hat.
Scripts should be no longer than 5mins and be for no more than two people.
For more details, please see the brief below
As well as our regular call out for short plays for performance at the Fringe Festival, this year we are also opening submissions for two minute monologues to form part of our Monster Mash event. Monologues can be funny, dramatic, exciting or moving, but must be no more than a couple of minutes long. Please read the attached brief for more details and how to submit, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Salisbury Fringe return on 20th May for their regular Short Cuts event. Please joins us at The Cloisters Pub for 6 brand new plays. There will be 2 performances at 6pm & 8pm. This is event is FREE!
The plays being performed are –
Edge by John Yates
Submerged by Dan Page
Raisin Cookie by Sally Whyte
Counter Intuitive by Pete Talman
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Poem by Alison Barclay
Karen Rogers’ Wedding by Trudie Shutler
We are delighted to add a new event to the Salisbury Fringe calendar this year.
‘Write Now’ is a free children’s workshop in association with Waterstones Salisbury for school years 3 – 6.
The workshop will be led by Salisbury Fringe’s Sara Taylor, Sam Holland & Linda Morse and takes place on Thursday 18th August, 10.00am – 3.00pm at Hale Hall, School Lane, Salisbury.
The aim of the workshop is to create a piece of imaginative writing that will be performed by professional actors on Saturday 1st October as part of the Salisbury Fringe Festival.
The subjects for the pieces of writing will be –
If you would like to book a place on the workshop, please email Linda Morse – firstname.lastname@example.org (please put WRITE NOW in the subject line) with the names and ages of those who wish to attend and your contact details.
Help support Salisbury Fringe Festival 2016!
The fourth annual Salisbury Fringe Festival of New Writing for Performance is scheduled to take place from Friday, 30 September, to Sunday, 2 October. It is the city’s annual showcase for Salisbury and surrounding regions’ writers, whose new works are performed by professional actors.
All Fringe events are free-of-charge, fulfilling the Festival’s mission to bring theatre to new audiences. This makes the Fringe very much reliant on corporate sponsorship, individual giving, and bucket collections at performances. This pays actors and covers production costs.
We are looking for corporate sponsorship, and gifts from the public. We need to raise £3,500 and would be very grateful for your help in this respect. In return, we would be delighted to list our corporate sponsors (donating £100 or more) and individual donors (£25 or more), with permission, on the Salisbury Fringe website and publicity material. We will gladly distribute promotional literature at performances. Cheques are payable to: Salisbury Fringe, and sent to me: Julian Demetriadi, 1 Buttercup Close, Harnham, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8FA.
If you would like to donate to us online, we now have a crowdfunding page live until August 21st – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/salisbury-fringe-2016#/
It would be wonderful to have local support for writing, arts, and theatre for potential audiences in Salisbury. You will be giving talented writers the invaluable opportunity to see their works performed by professional actors. The arts make us better human beings, and make a city a better place to live.
This year’s Fringe promises to be the most exciting yet. Events planned include: a musical show based on local history and contemporary interviews; for children, a morning of plays and dance, as well as readings by professional actors of local seven-to-eleven year-olds’ writing, supported by Waterstone’s; a performance of monologues based on aspects of John Constable’s painting ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’ – the major exhibit at Salisbury Museum this autumn; a literary tour of Salisbury led by local fiction author and biographer Tom Bromley; Salisbury Fringe’s famous ‘Short Cuts’ – an evening of the six new short covering everything from comedy to tragedy; a Writers’ Workshop; and ‘The Battle of the Monologues’ involving the judging skills of the audience!
Venues will range from St Thomas and St Edmund’s Church and Salisbury Museum, to the Pheasant and Five Bells pubs in Salt Lane.
Keep an eye on the website, and our social media for regularly updated details.
We are delighted that Salisbury Museum will once again be hosting a Salisbury Fringe event.
This year we are looking for monologues based on any aspect of John Constable’s painting ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’ – which forms part of the major exhibit at Salisbury Museum this autumn.
For full details of this event and how you can submit to us, please see the brief listed below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Battle of the Monologues will see the best comedy monologues go up against each other in a monologue battle, as professional actors perform the pieces and the audience then vote for their favourites.
We are delighted that three writers who have written for Salisbury Fringe have had monologues selected for the ‘Make The Cut’ finals in May.
Writers Dan Page, Pete Talman and Tom Jensen each have pieces in the event which takes place at the St James Theatre in London on May 10th. Whilst Pete won the event last time out, this is Dan’s third finals in a row.
Make the Cut is the hottest new competition for actors and writers, produced by Director’s Cut Theatre Company .
Some of the UK’s most talented emerging artists are selected to compete in front of a voting audience and an industry panel. In a hope to make the cut, writers submit their work and the top monologues are shortlisted for the competition. After a first round of auditions, actors are chosen to go head to head, performing the monologues in a series of rounds, in which the winning actor and writer is chosen!
For more details on this event visit the Make The Cut website here
Good luck to Dan, Pete and Tom!