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Friday 13 November 2020, 7:30pm, FREE ONLINE EVENT

POSTPONED – A Play and a Pint: Hosted by Wednesday Writers

Friday 13 November, 7.30pm FREE ONLINE EVENT


This event has been postponed to a later date.

Missing a night out at the theatre? Join Todmorden Wednesday Writers and the actors of Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre for an entertaining evening of rehearsed readings of the six shortlisted five-minute plays for the Festival’s playwriting competition, with feedback from the cast and audience, and a prize for the audience’s favourite script.


The Wednesday Writers are an independent group of creative writers and performers who meet in Todmorden.



The Finalists

Deborah Lowe grew up in the Midlands and moved around the UK for a career in the arts before settling in Todmorden. She is an architectural stained glass artist and works from her studio beside the Rochdale Canal. Writing is a recent and wonderful new adventure for her.

Hannah Godden studied Creative Writing at the University of Northampton before moving to the beautiful Calderdale countryside in 2014. She currently works as a senior editor in legislation at Thomson Reuters. When not editing or writing, Hannah enjoys reading, hiking and camping.

Katrina Heath is a proud Todmorden girl, leaving only briefly to attend drama school and tour Europe with theatre companies for a few years. She now runs StoryMagic Theatre and In The Park Productions, creating theatre for children and families. She has two daughters, a dog and a very supportive husband.

Over the last 10 years, Nick Birchill has written, directed and produced various performances across the North West and now works in arts marketing. As well as writing, he also enjoys long walks in the hills, listening to Peter Gabriel and watching old low-budget horror movies. Nick is originally from Manchester and now lives with his partner Raechel in their little house in Todmorden. @NickBirchill
Stephen Smythe achieved an MA in Creative Writing at Salford University in 2018. He was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize (flash fiction category) in 2017 and was longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2018. He came second in The Bangor Literary Journal Mini-Fiction (40 Words) Competition in 2019.
Theresa Sowerby’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies and placed in competitions. She has had plays and monologues performed locally and was a finalist in the Hebden Bridge Play Write! competition. She also lectures and runs Real Live Poets, a stanza group in Manchester.