Sophie Warren, on writing for "A Crappy Scratchy Christmas"

Not a clue how to start writing this, I only very recently remembered that I'd started up a shoddy blog site back when I was 17 where I'd review plays I'd seen after school purely so I could put it on my UCAS application purely so I could get in to drama school... and clearly I owe my place at RWCMD entirely to that botch blog site... I have no idea where to find it and thank god none of my friends do either. Anyway that's probably about a third of my word limit used up already on that mediocre anecdote that's only loosely relevant.
So, Christmas plays and writing a 20 minute one. What a treat it was. Writing plays and Christmas... my two favourite things. Essentially it was just me trying to put myself in Richard Curtis' mind set and find a plot that hadn't already been done I one of his films. I'd had the idea in the back of my mind for a while but never tried writing it (I didn't know where to start) and then once I knew I was writing for this I thought I'd give it a try. Once I started it was easy I actually wrote the first draft in one afternoon I couldn't stop. It was so much fun I just used real bits of conversations I'd either had or heard drunkenly when I lived in Cardiff in Welsh club.

A Crappy Scratchy Christmas is Wednesday 14th December, 8pm Cathays Cons Club. £5 OTD, all proceeds go to Llamau and a free mince pie with entry.

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