Making sure the 

 work has a life  

 after the course 

Everyone has a story in them. Very true, but most people get stuck. We pride ourselves on helping everyone to release that story and realise their ideas through dramatic form.

 

However, our work doesn't stop there. Once the script has been written, it's taken into the rehearsal room and prepared for rehearsed reading which is aired during Studio Salford Development Week, our established open-forum for all things new. And, as well as helping the writer develop the script, we also help them to produce it.

Read on for details of some of our past productions.

BARBARA THE ZOO KEEPER

by RP Douglas

(Alumni WFTS Intro / Advanced 2012/3)

First performed at Studio Salford at The Kings Arms Theatre on Wed 14th May, 2014

The funniest play about a dysfunctional zoo that you'll see this year!

 

Barbara The Zoo Keeper was written by WFTS alumni, Richard Douglas, through the Intro and Advanced courses (2012-2014).

 

This is Richard's first piece of writing for the stage.

 

The piece has been through the development of two W4TS showcases and it's now ready to be unleashed to the world.

 

The production at Studio Salford was supported by Arts Council England. It starred Emmy Fyles, Chrissy Hoey and Robert Moore.

"a great debut for RP Douglas"

4*s

- Tracy-Anne Lowe, The Good Reviews

For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.

PASS

by Naomi Sumner

(Alumni ADVANCED 2014)

Performed @24:7 Theatre Festival 2014

Nominated for Equity Vicky Allen Award for

Best Play

Some mistakes can't be crossed out.

Set in a Manchester high school, Jake has aspirations to better himself. Maddie, his girlfriend, wants to settle down. Louise, their teacher, wants to make a difference. ‘Pass’ focuses on actions and consequences that can define who we are. All three learn that you don’t always get what you want.

 

Starring Ethan Rogers, Natasha Davidson and Johanna Hinton

Director: Andrew Fillis

"..well written and grasps the basic necessity of having a clear structure..."

Julia Taylor, What'sOnStage.com

 

"The refreshing thing about Naomi Sumner's play is that it has a clear, linear story..."

David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide

 

"...there’s so many layers packed into the hour afforded to Pass, that it’s fit to bursting..."

Matthew Charlton, The Good Review

For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.
For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.

ONE FLESH (mini-tour)

by Naomi Sumner

(Alumni ADVANCED 2014)

First performed at The Joyce Layland LGBT Centre on Sat 27th Feb, 2016, followed by The Kings Arms Theatre, Nexus Arts Cafe (Manchester) and Quaker Meeting House (Liverpool). 

What does it mean to love, honour and obey?

Esther and Natalie are in love and want the approval of those they care about. But Esther's brother, Caleb, thinks that God doesn't approve.

Should they play things by The Book and cancel their plans for marriage? Will faith and family determine who they love?

 

"The genius of the script is that it explore what love and marriage mean to each of the couples, and the conflicts and contrasts between them"

abravefaith.com

 

"Brave and bold."

Rob Gemmell, Lancashire Life

For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.
For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.

RUNAWAY

by Richard Stringer

(Alumni INTRO / DEVELOPMING / ADVANCED / PRODUCING 2014-16)

First performed at The Kings Arms Theatre on Sat 3rd July, 2016 at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

Produced by Great Expectation Theatre (in conjunction with WriteForTheStage Productions).

Tom and Anna are on the road to a bright future. 

When Jordan forced Tom into a compromising situation, the past threatens to destroy Tom and Anna's future together.

Put to the test, Tom and Anna have no choice but to flee. Broke and homeless, can they trust and work together now that all they have is each other?

"An exciting and at times incredibly intense production."

Poppy Stewart, North West End Reviews

"a breathless 50 minutes"

David Cunningham, Manchester Theatre Awards

For more info about the production, including video footage, click here.