Treading The Borders

…great writing performed by professional actors in interesting venues

A Brief Encounter – Celebration Event

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in News

A Brief Encounter – Celebration Event

After a fantastic response rate with people signing up from a variety of backgrounds and across the generations, sixteen participants completed the three workshops in March 2017. After receiving mentoring and support from Tim Nevil and Jane Houston Green, twelve writers went on to submit scripts for analysis and assessment by two independent theatre practitioners – Dr Robert Leach and Clare...

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Script Writing Opportunity – Brief Encounters

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in News

Script Writing Opportunity – Brief Encounters

This project is the combination of two plays for touring in August/September 2017 to celebrate the success of the new Borders railway. The first of these plays will be STILL LIFE (1936) by Noel Coward who adapted the play to become the film script for BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945). The second will be a commissioned piece of new writing chosen from a writing workshop and mentoring programme that should...

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NTS presents The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in News

NTS presents The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show

From 5.00pm, Monday 23rd June 2014 The National Theatre of Scotland and The Space present The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show. From 5.00pm on Monday 23rd June 2014, visit the virtual stage on the Five Minute theatre website for 24 hours of live theatre from Scotland and beyond on the theme of ‘Independence’. Featuring a number of Scottish Borders based...

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SPARK GOES OUT WITH A SHOUT

Posted on May 29, 2014 in News

SPARK GOES OUT WITH A SHOUT

Friday 30th May at 7.30pm Chain Bridge – Horncliffe, Berwickshire Writers/Performers:  Jane Houston Green, Carol Norris and Clare Watson Three famous Scottish women – MURIEL SPARK, ELSIE INGLIS, LULU – a writer, doctor/suffragette and singer are on the Chain Bridge, a boundary in the Scottish Borders between Scotland and England. These women are from different generations and begin to...

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Positive “Towards Flodden” Feedback Reported!

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 in News

Positive “Towards Flodden” Feedback Reported!

This letter below was printed in the Southern Reporter newspaper on the 26th September 2013. It comes from one of the many who attended and enjoyed a performance of Towards Flodden, The Script. “I trust I am writing on behalf of the very many people who, over the past two weeks, have attended a performance of “Towards Flodden” given by the recently-established Treading The...

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Towards Flodden – successful opening performances

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 in News

Towards Flodden – successful opening performances

While we had wanted to share the performance at the actual location we really thought Branxton Field would be a wash out… imagined four actors and a director in a small, soggy marquee with a grass floor, a number of deck chairs and a few people aimlessly wandering around. But no!  The sun was shining in a wonderful blue sky, we were in the large marquee with a wooden floor and chairs in a...

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