#VPT Tweet Thrillers announced

Oct 11 2013 | By More

Twitter thrillers for Lyceum stage tonight

By Thom Dibdin

The 37 twitter playwrights who have had work selected for the Village Pub Theatre’s Twitter Thrillers night at the Royal Lyceum have been announced today, Friday 11 October 2013.

Also revealed are the scripts of the plays that will be performed as rehearsed readings on the Lyceum stage before tonight’s performance of Ian Rankin’s theatre thriller, Dark Road. The scripts are available on Sophie Good’s storify page.

Twitter users were challenged to write a play in a tweet – with the hashtag #vpt – using Dark Road as their inspiration. Details of how to take part were published on Æ here.

Twitter users including playwright David Greig (@DavieGreig), writer and director Davey Anderson (@andersondavey) and actor Finn den Hertog @FinndH). Even Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh) took part and his play will also be featured.

Davey Anderson’s is a particularly fine example:
– Victim?
– Half there, half here. The foreman.
– Suspect?
– Farm hands took a pay cut.
– And he’s the messenger?
– He’s the message.

The complete list of winners is:
The Culture Studio (@BBCJFCulture), Alex Cox (@LittleRedRhino), Sophie Good (@sophiegood), David Greig (@DavieGreig), Davey Anderson (@andersondavey), Finn den Hertog @FinndH), George Docherty (@MrGeostak), Martin McCormick (@martmccor), James Ley (@jamesleyplay), Alan Gordon (@Alan_the_Svijix), Delta Jazz (@Jenzer121), Lynne A (@LyndoA), Illy Kent (@IllyKent), mark gorman (@markagorman), Sarah McCardie (@SarahMcC1978) Mandy Lee (@mjlwriter) Ben Winger (@benwinger) Damhan McLaughlin (@DavMcLaughlin) Sylvia Dow (@dowsylv) Alan Bayley (@alanbayley) Badgers Briefcase (@BadgerBriefcase) Anne Kane Howie (@a_k_ho) Michael Keane (@m_keane) Belle Jones (@msbellejones) UF Theatre Company (@UFTheatreCo) J. A. Sutherland (@J_A_Sutherland) Julie Tsang Ginestri (@executetheatre) Write It (@WriteitGladCafe) janie condie (@honeypunk3) Ellie Stewart (@EllieMStewart) Mary Taxi (@MaryTaxi)i Liam Rudden (@LiamRudden) Mandy Sykes (@mandysykes123) D C Jackson (@MrDCJackson) Jessica Innes (@Jessica_xxI) Frances Poet (@FrancesPoet) and Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh).

All winning scripts are available to read on Sophie Good’s storify page.

#VPT Tweet Plays Fri 11 Oct 2013 (7.15pm). The Royal Lyceum, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh. Free to that night’s Dark Road ticket holders.

The next Village Pub Theatre is:
Spooky Shorts Thurs 31 Oct 2013 (doors 7.30pm, show 8pm) The Village, 16 South Fort Street, Leith, EH6 4DN £3 on the door.  Reservations: 0131 478 7810



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