Clare Finnimore has been learning about Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University following her MA in Creative Writing. The course culminated in a practical demonstration of skills learnt – a Showcase event at Newton Park Theatre on 30th September, with a final night at The Cube in Bristol. Clare was delighted when fellow SE writer Selwyn Morgan agreed to take a key role in her controversial radio play ‘Shared Space: Oliver’s Story.’ A ten minute extract from her play aired as part of the Showcase along with films, plays and an animation from BSU students in the class of 2017.
The ideas for ‘Shared Space’ began in February with talking and recording local people and moved on to include a trip to London’s South Bank to meet a Paralympian currently in the House of Lords, and then in September to a protest at 10 Downing Street. Meanwhile Clare also found herself working with Southwest Scriptwriters at Bristol Old Vic, casting and working with actors (including a 10 year old boy), and technicians in the recording studios at BSU. Clare enjoys writing but says for her the fun and most creative part is working collaboratively with actors and other writers.
The scriptwriters of the 2017 MA Scriptwriting course: Laurence Guy, Clare Finnimore, Ben Crushcov, Sophie Torry-Cook, Mike Williams, Oliver Hutton, Aaliyah Al-Lawal