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Script in Hand - 'Getting Closer' and 'If This Is It, There Should Be Music'

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Script in Hand - 'Getting Closer' and 'If This Is It, There Should Be Music'

As part of 'SO: Stage Door', the new Arts Council England funded 2024 Audience and Artist Development Programme, The Stage Door and MAST Mayflower Studios present:

Script in Hand

Presenting brand-new writing for the Theatre from some of the UK’s most exciting new writers…


'Getting Closer' by Rohan Gotobed:
Synopsis: A woman’s life as she grows up, watches her father die, and has children of her own. Along the way she dreams, dances, and eventually encounters the end of the world. 
Bio: Rohan is a writer and director from Poole. He creates new work with his company Dorsetborn, including Georgia and the Iceberg (SW Tour) and Pride (National Trust). He's previously participated in Channel 4 Drama's New Writers Programme and the Mercury Theatre's Playwrights Scheme. He leads Poole Lighthouse's Young Writers groups, supported by Artful Scribe, and has recently written Destroy the Precious Things for MAST Studios' Young Company.

'If This Is It, There Should Be Music' by Trudie Shutler:
Synopsis: This is a play about four couples living in caravans, temporarily or otherwise, who have reached a crisis in their relationship. Whilst they struggle to find a way out of their personal mess, they ignore a much bigger crisis that is going on all around them. Bio: Trudie is a playwright and filmmaker based in Romsey. Her work has appeared at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Bristol Old Vic and Salisbury Playhouse. She was recently shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Playwriting and has recently completed a new play for the Youth Theatre based at the Romsey Plaza. Her short films have featured in festivals, and one of her moving image pieces was recently shortlisted for the John Ruskin art prize.


Doors 7pm 

Tickets are 'Pay What You Decide', so please select the tier you're happy with from the selection when you click the 'Book Tickets' button below. There will also be a chance to donate after the show if you'd like to support the programme further and all support is gratefully received and just enables us to bring more of this kind of work to Southampton.

For more information on the entire 'SO:Stage Door' programme and how to get involved, head here: we need as much support for this programme as possible, so thanks for being a part of it!


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Sun 23 Jun 2024
19:30 Book Now


The Stage Door
78 West Marlands Road
SO14 7FW

Venue: 02380 630 300

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