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SCRIPTWRITER. TV. FILM. THEATRE. RADIO, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Monday, 15 October 2012

Fame at last?


Mentioned in dispatches -http://www.newtheatreroyal.com/index.php/whats-on/jilted-generation-performance 

My commissioned play "I Witness" is being performed by the New Theatre Royal on October 23 as part of Portsmouth Bookfest  and my name's on the publicity!

If you go see it - and of course you should - I've seen the rehearsals - please don't clap yourselves silly for my standing ovation as you cry yourselves hoarse screaming "Author! Author!" -

because, alas I shan't be there...

A change of programme dates means I will be out of the country when it's performed.

Oh dear, maybe that's providence lending a hand...  

Monday, 24 September 2012

A play. What I wrote...

Er, hello.

Just thought I'd pop in. See if anyone's still there.

Although, to be honest, I'm sure they've all buggered off to facebook and twit-whatever.


If anyone's still abaht, guv (Sweeny talk - see how with it I is?) you might like to know about this wee event this Saturday (that's wee as in small, btw, as in the the world wide view of things, not wee-wee - don't take the piss)

Saturday 29th September 7:30pm
Play in a day Showcase at Harrow Way, SP10 3RH
Four new 15-minute plays from four new playwrights in a rehearsed reading. Directed by John Baxter. In association with Andover Community Theatre. Tickets £5.00 Concessions £3.50.
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Go here for the webby page: http://bigupwords.co.uk/

'Course you'll want to know who these top class, competition winning new playwrights are, right?
So whizz over here: http://bigupwords.co.uk/competitions/play-in-a-day

Back now? Great. Yeah I know... oh my gosh - one was, ahem, me.

Play in a day winners

We congratulate
Burnt Toast by Andrea Pierce
Dunkirk by Gareth Turpie
Annicka by C Cuthbert
The Dividing Line by Ann Palmer
Interlinked by Helen Sei  

I'll be there all day as part of the prize is a day's work-shopping/mentoring/developing etc, followed of course by the red carpet/champagne/flowers/adulation etc in the evening.

If you're around that way, and fancy coming along, I'd be delighted to see you there. x

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

New Commission

Just won my second playwright commission from those lovely peeps @ The New Theatre Royal for the Portsmouth Bookfest 2012: http://www.newtheatreroyal.com/index.php/recent-news/jilted-generation  so I'd best get back to my frantic scribbling...

Jilted Generation – Win the chance to get your script developed! | New Theatre Royal
Win £500 to have your short scripts developed! As part of Portsmouth Bookfest 2012, the festival organisers in association with New Theatre Royal are inviting emerging writers to submit a short play in response to the book Jilted Generation by Ed Howker and 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Been planting...

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Dear Tony...

Please accept my most sincere commiserations. Unfortunately you are not through to the next round.

Please take cheer though, that once again, you came very, very close.  In fact you placed well within the top 100 out of nearly 2,000 entries in the acclaimed prize competition to become my next employer.

I do hope you will try again next year, but in the mean time, please look out for any general submissions I may send in once this year's competition is over.



Saturday, 14 April 2012

Me webby site

Hi ya!

Just popped in to the interwebby hyperspace E thing-a-ma-jig to let you know, dear reader, that I've updated, i.e. fiddled about with, me webby site http://garethturpie.yolasite.com/

So, should you be either that bored or that interested you can check out the changes.

Cheers, love & kisses,

Me xx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

U.S. Marines vs Romans

You just never know when that Producer will call.

The one with the drive. The power. The contacts.

And the big fat chequebook...

From pithy comments on Reddit (no, never heard of it before either) to multi-million dollar movie.

Don'tcha wish you'd thought of it?


Friday, 24 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Red Planet


They sent the email.

I opened it.

I read it.


Then checked they'd sent it to the right person.

Then read it again.


I'm through to the next round!

Friday, 20 January 2012