Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny shortlist

Announcing the 30 shortlisted sitcoms for the heats of The Sitcom Trials – So You Think You Write Funny 2013

The Sitcom Trials returns in force in 2013, with the ultimate competition to find the best new situation comedy talent in Britain. And this year we have joined forces with The Gilded Balloon, producers of the UK’s longest running comedy new talent competition –
So You Think You’re Funny.

The 30 shortlisted scripts are
Alice & The Genie, Neil Tollfree
Alien Hunter, Richard Hattersley
As Plain as Day, Richard Dowling
Cash & Currie, Bobby Finn
Cast, Peter Etherington
Cuz Zombie, Belgrave & Coppin (animation)
Detached, Collins & Taylor
Fall From Grace, Eoin Carney
From Home, Darryl James (WP)
HMS Bagworth, Gary Stocker
I See A Penguin, Richard Dowling
Is It Just Us? Olly Allsop & John Barron
Medicine to Follow, Keyworth & Maguffins (WP)
Most Likely To, Anderson & Brayshaw
Networking, S Davenport
Never Better, Rosie Holt (WP)
None Of The Above , Lewis Cook (WP)
Oh Be Joyful, James McMellon
Out Of My Head, Colin McQuaid
Project Romance, Harriet Cummings
Separate Parents, Sweryt & Spiers
Shirley’s Temple, Chen & Leigh (WP)
Situation Normal, Naomi Carter (WP)
The Last man, Dan McKee
The Thrift Collection, Graeme Knowles
Theatre, Andrew Tate
Three In Tow, Eoin Carney
Trainspotting, Graeme Knowles
Waiting, Martin Holmes
You Banker, Richard Dowling

(WP indicates a writer-performed sitcom) 

Thanks to everyone who entered, commiserations to those who didn't make the cut, and particularly well done to the three writers who each have found themselves with more than one script in the final running. A result of having a panel of script readers, judging the scripts independently on their merits, has led to a fine selection of sitcoms which will now be performed in a series of six nationwide heats.
The dates for the heats are:

Fri May 3 - Manchester Heat 1 (Lass O'Gowrie)
Fri May 10 - London Heat 1 (Camden Head)
Fri May 31 - Bristol Heat 1 (Wardrobe Theatre)
Fri June 7 - Manchester Heat 2 (Lass O'Gowrie)
Thu June 13 - Bristol Heat 2 (Wardrobe Theatre)
Fri June 14 - London Heat 2 (Camden Head

Fri July 19 - London Semi Final 1 (Camden Head)
Mon July 22 - London Semi Final 2 (Camden Head)

Final Weds 21st August 2013 (The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe)

Kev F Sutherland
The Sitcom Trials

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