Past productions

WOT: These Are The Debts We Owe
@ The Dog & Parrot on 12 May 2014

Script-in-hand performances returned in May Upstairs @ the Dog & Parrot.

We presented six exciting new short plays inspired by the theme ‘These Are The Debts We Owe’ presented in association with Alphabetti Spaghetti.

The six plays were:

How do you like them apples?
By Sam Bell
By Mhairi Ledgerwood
Cow Juice
By Chris Wilkins
By Kim Spence
Birds without wings
By Ben Dickenson
No Kardashian for Norman 
By Tracy Whitwell


WOT: Does That One Sin Wipe Away All The Good Things?
performances at Eclipse and The Central, February 2014

The first WOT script-in-hand performances of 2014 were in February. Due to popular demand we presented the showcase on two nights at two venues; Eclipse in central Newcastle and The Central, in Gateshead.

We presented six plays, by six emerging playwrights, directed by six directors and performed by a host of top actors based in the region.

The six plays presented were:

The One Thing 
By Jo McCullock
Director Dolores Porretta-Brown
The French Prince of Bell End 
By Ben Dickenson
Director Ben Dickenson
By Keith Henderson
Director Matt Jamie
All is Safely Gathered In 
By James Withey
Director James Barton
By Deb Owen
Director Steven Blackshaw
By Stu Nimmo
Director James Ryland

Arabella Arnott, James Barton, Ben Dickenson, Allison Ferris, Amy Foley, Stephen Gregory, Zoe Hakin, James Hedley, Matt Jamie, Vanessa Karon, Corinne Kilvington, Melanie Rashbrooke and Alison Tate.


WOT: The stars we are
@ The Dog & Parrot on Monday 2 December 2013

Write on Tap’s hugely popular script-in-hand readings returned to The Dog & Parrot on Monday 2 December. They presented 7 shorts inspired by the theme The stars we are.


Rented Rooms 
@ The Dog & Parrot on Monday 21 October 2013

Write on Tap presented five short script-in-hand plays inspired by the theme Rented RoomsThe plays were written by five of the companies’ core members: Steven Blackshaw, Ben Dickenson, Jo McCullock, Stuart Nimmo and Melanie Rashbrooke.

Images from the performance 

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Who I am with you, Who I am without you
@ The Bridge Hotel on 21 May 2013

In May 2013 Write up North, a new writing theatre group also based in Newcastle, challenged Write on Tap to create a night of short plays inspired by the theme ‘Who I am with you, who I am without you’. All nine core members of Write on Tap wrote a short play especially for the occasion and the plays were directed by Melanie Rashbrooke and Samantha Bell. The cast featured Hannah Costanzo, Adam Donaldson, Cheryl Dixon and Gary Cole.

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Photographs taken during rehearsals by Saschk Drakos

Write on Tap
@ The Star & Shadow Cinema on 24 April 2013

In February 2013 Write on Tap produced a night of new writing at The Star & Shadow Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. The night included 8 new short plays written by 8 different playwrights.

The eight plays presented were:

By Stuart Nimmo
Director Melanie Rashbrooke
By Jo McCullock
Director Deb Owen
I’ll Ask Ern
By Samantha Bell
Director Kate Stephenson
La Revolution
By Cormac Russell
Director Ben Dickenson
Wounded Angel
By Kim Spence
Director Deb Owen
My Beautiful Alice
By Deb Owen
Director Ben Dickenson
The National Dish
By Ben Dickenson
Director Ben Dickenson
The Canvas
By Meera Sitaraman
Director Melanie Rashbrooke

James Barton, Steven Blackshaw, Hannah Costanzo, Ben Dickenson, Howard Dickenson, Nazim Kourgli, Micky McGregor, Stuart Nimmo, Dolores Poretta-Brown, Craig Richardson, Kate Stephenson and Alex Tahnee.

In 2012 Write on Tap produced 8 new writing nights at The Bridge Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne.