Writers’ Bloc 2022 Extracts of work from this year's graduating MA Drama Writing Students
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Writers’ Bloc 2022

Bristol Old Vic - Weston Studio

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 02 Jul 2022 - Sat 02 Jul 2022
  • Location Bristol Old Vic - Weston Studio
  • Tickets


Writers’ Bloc showcases the exciting characters and worlds given voice by writers of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s MA Drama Writing Course

Join BOVTS for a vibrant afternoon of bold and exciting new work, featuring seven monologues and 20-minute extracts from full length plays

From student paper, to glossy mag, to social media. 3 women. 3 eras. 1 question. Will our voices ever be heard? Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss by Millie Bloom

Sarah defends her son against the unspeakable – to her daughter’s distress. If you risk everything you valued, what remains?The Remains by Edith Keays

The last two permanent residents of a Welsh coastal village fight for heart and home. Buried secrets surface in Our Werth by Lucie Lovatt

Some plays are made to be shredded, and some parts cry out to be changed. A queer freefall through Shakespeare, in Gents by Sally MacAlister

Three young girls uproot generational trauma when they decide to turn into crows and enact chaos and justice. Growing Pains by Carley Magee-Tollerton.

A group of best friends reunite for a birthday dinner, but more than dishes get brought to the table, and more than plates get broke. Pot Luck by Hayley Scott.

Ghost stories, Secret romances, and best friend backstabbing about at an American Summer camp. It’s Not Goodbye, It’s Just Goodnight by Truly Siskind-Weiss.

The running order may vary from the above.

Cast Laura Banks, Callum Burns, Nuhazet Cano Diaz, Jesse Cescatti-McFarlane, Thomas Donnan, Jesse Dunbar, Mira Edirisingha, Fletcher Garrard, Hafsah Godsil, Molly Hanly, Oliver Hatfield, Olivia Hemmati, Shaniya Hira, Nadia Kamalli, Niamh Keller, Noah Lukehurst, Martha Maloney, James Murphy, Tumi Olufawo, Alyssa Sibanda, Arabella Smith-James, Joseph Stanley, Sol Taibi, Che Tligui, Isobel Twist, Kenan Vergun, Roux Waite

Directed by graduating students from the Drama Directing MA

Stage Manager Matthew Newcombe
Deputy Stage Manager and Sound Operator Lydia Morgan
LX Programmer and Operator Jess Manley
Sound Designer Hannah Bracegirdle

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has a renowned literary pedigree and enjoys relationships with theatres across the city and south west. The School delivers plays in partnership with the Bristol Old Vic, Redgrave Theatre and Tobacco Factory, amongst others, on a regular basis, ensuring that students experience practical application of their craft in professional settings.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student