Constructing ‘Sentences’

WE'RE having a day in court next month with our new show 'Sentences'. Finding the many tiny dramas in people's lives, as they stand in the dock or wait with cooling instant coffee, nerves getting the better of them. We've had a lot of fun looking at the court system, from the wonderful Hogwarts-like architecture... Continue Reading →


Party Planning

THE Cucumber Writers are holding a party this Friday. You should come along. Of course it's a theatrical party. A fictional theatrical awkward office retirement party, but don't let that stop you. There'll be a buffet. This is our first foray back into the world of writing to a theme, after going free form looking... Continue Reading →

Part Two – coming soon

WE'RE deep in the messy sausage making bit of putting one of our rehearsed readings together at the moment, attempting to schedule a collection of lovely, talented and generous performers and directors into our incredibly limited rehearsal schedule. We're constantly very aware that the people giving us their time also have proper paying jobs, which... Continue Reading →

Some feedback from Part One

I'm hoping this doesn't count as blowing my own trumpet, since I wasn't one of the writers involved in part one, but this is the feedback we received for the show. “I really enjoyed it - lots of surprises and thought provoking work - really good stuff - I hope to see more from your... Continue Reading →

Open Door – Part One

WE'RE involved in something really exciting this month. We met as a writing group in February of 2012, taking part in a fantastic initiative with the Birmingham REP called Write Away, which was running for the first time. I think it's safe to say we all really enjoyed the experience, and at the end of... Continue Reading →

Writing workshop and exciting times ahead

WE promised you an insight into the aforementioned 'Big Fat Day of Writing' which we're sensibly retitling writing workshop, while the going's good. The day was organised as a lead up to a new project we're involved in with the wonderful Birmingham Repertory Theatre called 'Open Door'. The theatre is very generously opening up its... Continue Reading →

Onwards and upwards

IT'S traditional at this time of year to start planning ahead, and the Cucumber Writers aren't lacking in vision or ambition. We do have plans, starting with an epic day-long writing workshop later this month to explore some new longer ideas, and get us into a creative frame of mind for the coming year, and... Continue Reading →

A story in every room

HAVING just broadcasted our whereabouts, it would seem odd not to bring you entirely up to date with a glimpse into the workings of a rehearsed reading we're staging this Saturday. Our latest collection of short plays focusses on stories played out in a seedy bed and breakfast near the centre of Birmingham. We had... Continue Reading →

The next big thing

AS a group of writers who only meet once a month, momentum is a tricky thing to maintain. We've tried really hard to set up momentum this year, with rehearsed readings of new work in February, and again in the summer. Of course the tricky thing with setting up momentum is to maintain it, to... Continue Reading →

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