Writing Challenge – Week 30

Hi lads!

It has been a good week for us here, we’ve been on holiday – sort of. We had time off work but stayed at home and did stuff. We had two amazing trips to Pitlochry to see some shows, my favourite of which was JM Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton (review perhaps to follow). We also saw Passing Places and Whisky Kisses. Passing Places was good. My little brother studied it for an exam but although we knew the storyline, none of us had ever seen (or in my little brother’s case performed) it from start to finish. It was really well acted and very funny. The set design was absolute genius, there’s no other way to describe it.

Whisky Kisses was top notch too, a musical this time. During the interval I leaned over to mum, all mock-serious and said

‘Before we watch the second one, please tell me Crichton gets the girl this time!’ (It was the same actor who played the american in WK and Crichton the butler in Crichton.)

Well! The woman behind us thought that this was hilarious that the poor child in front didn’t realise that it was a different play. I’m not sure who got the last laugh in that one.

In the end ‘Crichton’ did get the girl, so there. (He got the whisky too ;) )

Anyway, I hope you all had a good week. What you’ll really be after is a writing challenge for this week, not my verbal holiday snaps. Well, in the spirit of the theatre, here is your prompt:

Write a play or a scene from a play in which a bucket plays a vital role.

For those of you who’ve seen Crichton, it has been at least three months since the guv last dipped me. I’d say that’s a jolly good improvement in a fellow, wouldn’t you?

Happy Writing!



Dougal Lee as The Admirable Crichton
Dougal Lee as Crichton  (Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2014) 






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