BOOK REVIEW: Boys by Ella Hickson

By Cbevan_|January 5, 2018|Book Reviews, Theatre Texts

‘Boys’ by Ella Hickson is about accepting change and taking the next step in life. Boys uses a cast of characters graduating (some of them) from university and sets it in their final week of flat sharing. The play explores the grey area between childhood and adulthood and the uncertainties

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November Challenge

By Cbevan_|October 30, 2016|Blog

2016 was supposed to be a year of getting things done. Projects were to be finished, pieces were to be redrafted and forgotten so I could move on to write more stories. I had a plan for this year And part of that plan dictated that by this point

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Updated To Read List

By Cbevan_|July 25, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

So it’s been eight months since I posted anything on my reading habits. Well, there’s no time like the present. Here it is: ——————————————- That Face – Polly Stenham The Effect – Lucy Prebble (Read. Love this writer and the    subject matter is in line with one of

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MA Scriptwriting Residential – Gregynog

By Cbevan_|May 14, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

My last post on Gregynog was a little short to say the least. The trip felt far too brief and I could have happily spent another two to three days at Gregynog Hall, even with the lack of signal and the terrible internet.  Gregynog Hall is a Grade One country

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Next Steps

By Cbevan_|March 21, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

With the adaptation treatment for ‘Amfia’ finished at last, I’m feeling a little lost – I have spent the last month and a half focusing all of my attention on Amfia, Maura and the society beneath the sea. I’ve spent most of the day trying to start my short script but

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Too much to do, too little time

By Cbevan_|February 11, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

I’ve had an extremely busy start to the year….and it’s only just turned February!  In just one month and eleven days, there have been assignments to hand in, workshops, masterclasses, some serious problem solving and a lot of script development.  My head hurts just thinking about it. Thankfully, with

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Sanctuary: A Short Play

By Cbevan_|February 3, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

In November, Jill, an MA Drama student, asked me to come up with a short play dealing with the idea of sanctuary. She wanted something scripted to use for her assessment. Jill just forgot to mention that she needed it before the semester ended. Panicked, I set to work on the first short play I’ve ever written. The first draft apparently made no sense so back to the drawing board I went and Sanctuary was born…

My 2015 Reading List

By Cbevan_|February 2, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

My list of books to read just seems to keep growing. In order to keep all the piles of books straight in my head, I’m creating this list as a checklist for myself. I’ll cross them out as I get through them and maybe add a review later on. Although, it’ll probably be twice the size before the course is even finished…