Saturday 27 August 2022

Saturday Sample: The Script Challenge, craft beer


INTRODUCTION The challenge was to the authors we have already published to turn one of their short stories into a ten minute script. And here they all are. We looked for: 

  •  Effective adaptation of the origin text 
  •  Ease of production 
  • Something that could be Covid safe

 Here’s what we said about them: 

The overall winner 

This has to be Tony Domaille, Star Gazing. Tony’s script has the best balance of everything: 

Superb adaptation of short story script 


Ease of production 

Clear presentation 

Highly commended 

Margaret Bulleyment: Green Grass of Home 

An effective adaptation of an already effective story. This would also be easy to stage. 

Linda Flynn: Unseen Eyes I

Immersive Theatre An innovative piece and an innovative presentation in dramatic form. Covid-safe certainly.

Janet Howson: Cinderella’s 

Ex-drama teacher Janet has a good eye for the dramatic and much of this was already there in the original story. This is a skilful adaptation. 

Dawn Knox: The Stag Do

This is a competent adaptation of an already quirky and much-loved story. 

Neta Shlain: Total Loss 

A very detailed and innovative adaptation of a short story that has already gained a lot of attention. 

Dianne Stadhams: Sheep be Damned 

An effective dramatic monologue (mainly) and with ease of production, possibly as a film or a “stage” production. 

Read more and find your copy  here 

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