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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bury Scriptwriters’ Celebrate Success with Salford-based Spooktacular

The Met’s resident scriptwriter’s group, Bury Scriptwriters, celebrate their fifth year with Halloween showcase, The Salford Plays, at The Met on Thursday 31 October at 7.30pm.


Featuring entirely new writing, including a script-in-hand performance, a short film and inter-connected plays performed by professional actors, The Salford Plays is a collection of tales set in a fictitious square in Salford taking place over two days at Halloween.


Michael Wray, the play’s Director comments:


We like to showcase our new work with professional actors in a commercial venue and we always have a great variety, but this year we decided to give it an overarching theme and based all the stories and characters in the same fictitious square in Salford. We also have two very funny classic Greek style comedies which will be script in hand presentations and the première of a short film comedy being shown in the first half so there’s something for everyone


Bury Scriptwriters was set up in 2007 by Bury Council and became an independent group with support from The Met. Comprised of aspiring local writers from all walks of life; including a builder, an actors’ agent, a teaching assistant and a video producer; the scriptwriters meet monthly in The Met’s rehearsal studios to develop stage, TV, film and radio scripts. Some of the writers have since received grants for film development and have produced films and animations which have been shown at festivals across Europe.


The showcase will be the group’s third public event at The Met, with previous sell-outs held in The Met’s Studio in 2011 and 2012. With The Salford Plays, the group graduate to The Met’s larger venue and are hoping to repeat their success in the Main Theatre.


Tickets for the showcase are £5 in advance or £8 on the door. For more information or to book tickets phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.