07 July, 2010

New sitcom reading group, London

"A Man Walks into a Bar is a place for new comedy writers to get their work read by professional actors and commented on by an audience of like minded creative types, including reps from leading production companies.

It takes place monthly in an informal setting (a room above a pub just off Great Portland St) conducive to people sharing and talking about their ideas. The audience gets a giggle and the chance to voice their opinion and the writers get some valuable feedback and further inspiration.

The usual form is two half hour sitcom scripts, each followed by half an hour's worth of chat. Script. Chat. Script. Chat.

If you would like to be considered then contact amanwalksintoabarlondon(-AT-)gmail.com"

"Up this month we have Shelf Life, a sitcom set in that Great British institution: the public library. And to coincide nicely with the World Cup, a comedy called Stonewall Penalty, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the cut-throat business that is professional football."

Shelf Life is by Griff Phillips & Gary Bainbridge (humourist columnist of the Liverpool Daily Post)

Thursday 8 July 2010, 7:30pm,
upstairs at The Masons Arms, free entry

The Masons Arms, 58 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5EA
(Off Great Portland Street, corner of Devonshire Street and Hallam Street)


Griff said...

Would it just be possible to add a minor adjustment to the above piece, namely that Mr.Bainbridge was partnered in the creation of this marvellous script by Griff Phillips. Thanking you etc, your humble servant as always
Griff Phillips

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up Robin. Definitely looks like it's worth checking out.

Robin Kelly said...

Griff, I have amended it, sir!

Brett, I agree. Table-reads are good as the writer(s) of the script can hear their words out loud said by other people and get some distance. It's also good for any writer to just listen and then take part in the discussion.

Griff Phillips said...

Many thanks Mr.K! Nice to get a name-check in your blog as I have been reading it devotedly for years.