Work of creative writing students - including Basingstoke locals - to be performed on the Theatre Royal's stage (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Work of creative writing students - including Basingstoke locals - to be performed on the Theatre Royal's stage
11:54am Thursday 28th February 2013 in Leisure
CREATIVE writing students at the University of Winchester - including Basingstoke locals - will see their work performed on stage at the Theatre Royal next week.
This is part of Depthcharge Theatre Company’s spring programme. Depthcharge was created in 2011 by creative writing lecturer Glenn Fosbraey and former head of performing arts Peter Billingham, to showcase talented student writers and actors.
Mr Fosbraey said: “We particularly wanted to provide a platform for student writers to get their work performed. All of these plays have been workshopped in class and then fine tuned over the past few weeks.
Four 15-minute plays will be performed on Tuesday, March 5 including Flatpacked, by Megan Ball, Barefoot, by Shannon Harris, Checkout, by Paige Marchment, and The Elephant in the Room, by Antosh Wojcik.
Megan, 27, a third year mature student from Basingstoke, said: “We are getting to the point where we are thinking about our future careers, and I would like to pursue a career in writing. Depthcharge has been brilliant at helping us do that.”
The plays focus on a variety of themes from the perception of soldiers returning from war to domestic abuse and broken families.
Performances begin at 5pm on March 5 and entry is free.