April 4, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the fourth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on an image from a dream. My poem is based on a very recent dream (last night!) but I’ve changed the ending slightly. Nigh Tea A teaset in the brightest blue finely painted, the tones delicately blending. Tiny pieces, too small…

April 3, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the third day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was based around this online rhyming dictionary. I needed to make a list of ten words and use the dictionary to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. I then needed to write a poem using the word bank playing with sound and echoing back to…

April 2, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the second day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem about a specific place incorporating concrete details, like street names, distances, the types of trees or flowers, the colour of the shirts on the people you remember there. Little details like this can really help the reader imagine not only the place,…

April 1, 2020 Donna M Day 2 comments

Happy April everyone. Hope you all keeping well in the strange new world we’re living in. Sending love to you and your families and thanks to all of our key workers. Stay safe and stay at home. Today is the first day of GloPoWriMo. I missed last year for various reasons but am looking forward…

March 15, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Stand Up is a new bittersweet black comedy written by Bernie Winston and directed by Kevin Foott. It tells the story of stand-up comic Mark, played by Mike Sanders, whose private life is no laughing matter. As he spirals ever downwards with gambling debts and loan sharks begin to bite, his ex-wife’s new lover, Fraser,…

January 30, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Magpie Theatre present Faustus, Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale of soul selling and damnation. Directed by Neve McLaughlin, assisted by James Weatherley-Buss, this modern interpretation of devilish delights explores temptation and guilt in an original way. Faustus (Solenna Le Goff) finds herself dissatisfied with theology and life and begins to explore necromancy which leads to her…

November 26, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Make it Write present Start Square, a new play written by their Director and Producer, Sharon Colpman. The play, directed by Steff Hudson, aims to explore themes of domestic violence against men, grief and loss. The play tells the story of Arthur Watts (John Jones), a lonely older man who shares his home with Peter…

November 21, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Start Square is a black-comedy thriller dealing with domestic violence, grief and loss. Written by Sharon Colpman, the creator and Executive Producer of Make it Write Productions CIC, the play delves into the lonely world of Arthur Watt who is haunted by the scattered pieces of his past and explores gender stereotypes around domestic violence. I…