Sean Mason, Manchester Sitcom Trials team writes:
We sat down with a cast of actors last night to read through the scripts. We had plenty of fun and thought the general quality to be very high. Some were unanimous decisions, some we really had to um and aargh(!) about. We went with the scripts that impressed us with strong character and smart gags that read well.
The best writers are ones who craft characters and stories that are compelling and are able to cram quite a lot into not a lot of time. We hope all the writers who didn't make it into the shortlist this time round the best of luck and hopefully you'll come back next year and do even better!
THE FINAL FOUR! (to be performed on Sunday Oct 25th)
The Party by Sean Fee
After Steven by James & Brown
Baby Driver by Christy White-Spunner
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sects (But Were Afraid To Ask) by Nathan Evans
Congratulations to everyone who's taken part in the script entry and selection for this show. Hopefully the online script selection has benefitted everyone, and the show on Sunday will be fun for all who can make it (tickets only £3, details below).
Meanwhile stay tuned for news of how you can participate in the next Sitcom Trials productions - and we hope that will include all of the writers, and some of the scripts, we've seen already in this year's Trials.