The Duke of Wellington (now PM of Great Britain and Ireland) met his rival, Winchilsea, on Battersea fields. When it came time to fire, the Duke took aim and Winchilsea kept his arm down. The Duke fired wide to the right. Accounts differ as to whether he missed on purpose; Wellington, noted for his poor aim, claimed he did, other reports more sympathetic to Winchilsea claimed he had aimed to kill. Winchilsea did not fire, a plan he and his second almost certainly decided upon before the duel.
The next meeting of the Bristol Sitcom Trials team will be at the Oxford pub, Oxford Street, Totterdown, on Sunday 30th September at 3pm (though given the pub staff's charmingly lackadaisical relationship to time, it might be 3:15 or something before the doors are opened, and we'll all be stood outside, huddled up in warm coats and passing the time by sharing our favourite Mitt Romney gaffes).
We'll be reading the five sitcom scripts which will form the next show at the Wardrobe Theatre on Friday 19th October. (Tickets on sale now!) This will be a special, spooky and macabre Week-And-A-Bit-Before-
featuring zombies, werewolves, stitched together monsters, and
diabolically evil people. And that's just the cast.
We'll be looking to cast the 23 characters in these scripts, so the more actors we have, the better. So if you're at all interested in being in the special, spooky and macabre Week-And-A-Bit-Before-
Halloween-show, featuring zombies, werewolves, stitched together monsters, and diabolically evil people, please be there if you possibly can. It will be lovely to see you.
You are invited to vote in the Halloween Sitcom Trials script selection - deadline Sept 29th - and to enter your scripts for the Sci Fi Sitcom Trials - deadline Nov 4th. All entry and participation is free. Join us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.