Thanks to everyone who took part in and attended last night's Manchester Sitcom Trials at the Lass O'Gowrie. A packed show full of the highest quality of scripts, a video will follow a little later*. Here are the results.
The Manchester Sitcom Trials team, July 2012 (from left) Jog Maher, Christine Dalby, Amir Rahimzadeh, Lisa Connor, Michael Loftus and actor-producer Michelle Ashton. Presenter Kev F just out of shot
The running order was:
Thrift Collection by Graeme & Nicky Knowles
My Best Mate by Bob Ferris
End Of The Line by Oliver Ley
Post Docs by Eoin Carney
Games Night by Ed Campbell
And the audience vote, which is just a bit of fun that decides which sitcom's ending they're going to see, gave us..... a tie. Yes, in joint first place were End Of The Line and Games Night. (In deference to Oliver, the writer of EOTL who'd travelled over from Yorkshire to see his script performed, the cast delivered the ending of that on the night).
So congratulations to all the writers and tremendous work by all of the cast. The next Manchester Sitcom Trials will most likely be in October as part of the Manchester Comedy Festival, keep watching this space for news.
*I write this from my Manchester hotel room having performed not only
the Sitcom Trials but then the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre in
Manchester last night, and today I'm playing with the Socks at the
Splendour Festival in Nottingham in the afternoon, then doing another
Socks Edinburgh preview in Guildford at night, so editing and uploading
will have a wee wait. It'll happen, stay tuned.