Friday 27 May 2016

Sitcom Trials SYTYWF London Heats - June 2 & July 7

The London Heats of the Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny will be taking place at a new venue for us, Ophelia in Dalston, on Thurs June 2nd and Thurs July 7th.

Ophelia has a fabulous downstairs theatre bar, with its own entrance, and a cozy room with stage, PA and lights, ideal for a Sitcom Trials show. Ophelia is right beside Dalston Junction overground station at 574 Kingsland Road. You can't miss it, though you might be deceived by its sneaky lack of a name on its sign. Here's what the place looks like:

Tickets are just £5 on the door, doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm. Sitcoms being performed will be announced in the next couple of days. We look forward to seeing you there.

The next London Heat is at the same venue on July 7th. Online tickets will be available for that show shortly.

UPDATE: Birmingham are doing a development day on Saturday 28th with the five scripts they've chosen:

Aquarius Cafe by Rachel Sambrooks
The Cleaners by Richard Constable & Roger Saunders
Naval Gazing by Rob Smyth
Falling Flat by Peter Etherington
All at Sea by Aaron Caris

The writers have all been invited along and will be working with Aaron and the team to get these items in shape for their heat.

Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny 2016 shows: 

May 28 - Birmingham development day
June 2 - London Heat 1, Ophelia Dalston, 8pm £5
July 7 - London Heat 2, Ophelia Dalston, 8pm £5
July 9 - Birmingham Heat, The Mac, 7.30pm £8
July 16 - Cardiff Heat
July 17 - Manchester Heat, Kings Arms Salford, 8.30pm £4
July 23 - Glasgow Heat
August 23 Edinburgh Fringe Grand Final

If you would like to create the next great British situation comedy, The Sitcom Trials is an opportunity for your sitcom to be seen live.

Details of new shows, and our ongoing competition, are to be found here at and on Twitter and Facebook.

See the Best of The Sitcom Trials videos, here.

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