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The Tron Theatre In Glasgow are looking for short 15 minute plays in response to The Commonwealth Games.


These plays will be performed as readings during Glasgow 2014 as part of The Tron’s Home Nations Programme. The scripts should be a response to the athletes, events, sports, political issues or scandals of The Commonwealth Games since 1930. The plays should take us on an interesting, alternative journey of the Games.

Scripts should be no more than 15 pages and have no more than five characters.

Please email submissions to with the heading ‘Commonwealth Plays’ by Monday 9th of June 2014.

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Posted: May 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Harry Bosch catches a case in which the body is fresh but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Coming out in hardcover, eBook, and audio formats on November 3 in the USA and Canada, and on November 6 in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

An extract was released  yesterday,Friday< following huge  build up all week and is here 

( Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-six previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Gods of Guilt and The Black Box. His books, which include the bestselling Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than fifty-eight million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of the forthcoming series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

The Black Echo introduced Connelly as the heir apparent to Raymond Chandler and also helped usher in a new approach to the police procedural. Now, twenty years later, Connelly is still writing about Harry Bosch, continuing to discover new layers to this now iconic character with increasingly complex and believable plots….Connelly makes him a fresh and original character each outing.” (Oline H. Cogdill, Miami Herald).

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BOSTON (CBS) – Hardy gives his hidden golf gems of Las Vegas and sat down with the program director of the Golf Fights Cancer charity, FitGolf owner Dave DuPriest and our buddy Steve Show of Golfsmith in Watertown on the latest episode of The Golf Club.

Hardy (whose real name is Rob Poole in case you were wondering) began the show discussing Sin City, a place where he once called home and now visits frequently.

Hardy has educated us all on the golf destinations of Hilton Head and Barbados in weeks prior, and now he’s here to tell us about golfing in Las Vegas.

Believe it or not there is life outside of the Strip — it’s not all just hotels and casinos and drive-thru weddings.

There are a handful of courses located right on the main drag, like Bali Hai and Wynn, with the latter of the two charging…

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Posted: May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Posted: May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


Great characters in literature get all the credit, but the fictional spaces they occupy are often just as interesting and can provide an opportunity for the reader to go even deeper into a story. What would some of your favorite stories be without the creepy old farmhouses, crumbling castles, and estates overlooking a body of water whose waves crash against the rocks at night? Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Daphne du Maurier — a writer who gave us one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable grand old homes, in Rebecca — we’re rounding up the most memorable structures that served as settings for some of our favorite stories.

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 David Lindsay-Abaire’s Boston play, Good People, starring Imelda Staunton had a great intinal run at Hampsted in London.  GOOD PEOPLE transfers into the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited run. 

In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will require all the energy you can muster. And when sharp-tongued single-mother Margie loses yet another job she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him – with unexpected results all round.

David Lindsay-Abaire’s funny and tender drama explores how even if you live on the brink, destiny can have a way of surprising you. D Bo won the Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations – his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole starred Nicole Kidman.

Jonathan Kent makes his Hampstead Theatre debut. His numerous directing credits include Sweeney Todd and Private Lives (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End). Between 1990 and 2002 Jonathan was joint Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, which he founded as a full-time producing theatre.

Olivier Award-winning actress Imelda Staunton returns to Hampstead Theatre for the first time in 20 years. Recent theatre credits include Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival Theatre/West End) and A Delicate Balance (Almeida Theatre). Film credits include the BAFTA winning Vera DrakeSense and SensibilityShakespeare in Love and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Lloyd Owen makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre following Loyalty in 2011. Recent theatre credits include NT50Blood & Gifts, and Paul (National Theatre),The Bodyguard (Adelphi). TV and Film credits include Monarch of the Glen (BBC) andApollo 18.

 ★★★★★ “Imelda Staunton is on sensational form in this smart play” Evening Standard ★★★★★ “Jonathan Kent’s assured and stylish production gives Staunton and Owen a chance to shine, but the supporting characters are on strong form, too” Sunday Telegraph ★★★★ Times, ★★★★ Telegraph, ★★★★ Guardian, ★★★★ FT, ★★★★ Independent, ★★★★ Daily Mail –














Lorraine Ashbourne



Matthew Barker



Angel Coulby



Lloyd Owen



Imelda Staunton



June Watson



SCRIPT:Good People PDF