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27th MARCH 2016 

The Programme 

Etain is here 

Spoken Word Artist: Etain O'Shea


Written by Sacha Sananes and Ryan Mellish 

Directed by Dom Lopresti

Napoleon sits under house arrest imagining the downfall of his european empire. Although aware he is in the final chapter of his life's story, Bonaparte and those who surround him know the end is still unwritten and time will ultimately pass judge them all

The Big Red Suitcase 

A short film script by Rachel Pownall 

Take an overloaded car, exasperated parents, and grumpy kids.  Add a twisty road, some slow moving traffic and an open suitcase. What could possibly go wrong? The Big Red Suitcase is a gently humorous piece about family dynamics amid the perils and pitfalls of going on holiday. 


Written by Rob Young  

Directed by Matthew Joseph Rawlings 

Set in an office we follow the story of Celia, the work place bitch and her obsessive, hopeless co-worker Johnny. Johnny's unrelenting attraction to Celia, is met with rejection and mockery as she's already the mistress of smooth talking married man Steven Nudds. Celia's 'throne' is threatened  when temp worker Laura joins the team stealing both Johnny and Steven's attention whilst outbitching Celia in every way. With strong sexual undertones this is a comedy that'll keep you laughing from start to finish.

The Nest

7 Bladud Buildings

Bath BA1 5LS


£3 on the door 

£2 Early bird booking 

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Ryan is writer, actor and musician currently based in Bath, and presently in training at Bath Spa University's BA Acting course. Ryan co-wrote Ellipsism with Sacha Sananes to be performed at the 2017 Bath Fringe Festival, which will also see the premier of Ryan's musical Heartbeat, for which he wrote the script, score and lyrics. Ryan has also written two short films, and is currently working on a full-length play tackling ageism and gender roles.'

Sacha is a French actor and writer currently based in Bath,  training at Bath Spa University's BA Acting course.Sacha co-wrote his first play Ellipsism with Ryan Mellish to be performed at the 2017 Bath Fringe Festival,  he will also play the part of Napoleon. Sacha's recent acting work was  Little Revolution, Christmas at Newton Park and Semi-Monde, at the Ustinov Theatre, Bath  


Etain graduated in History from Bath Spa University. She now lives in Bristol and  has been writing poetry and spoken work in her journal for over 12 years. Inspiration comes from the emotions, stories and ups and downs of her life, along with the little things we all notice and never talk about, from changes in UK society to green peppers.

Rachel started her career as a documentary film-maker, working mostly for the BBC.  She now prefers to create fictional characters and is, at present, writing a radio play and a feature film script.  Her play, Limbo, was performed as part of the 10x10 Playwriting Festival at the Chesil Theatre, Winchester in 2014.  Her short story, The Night Shift, was published as part of the anthology, The Clock Struck War.  She is currently studying MA Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University.
Rob Young is an award-winning writer. He is Writer-in-Residence at The University of Sunderland and on the Chatham Placemaking Project (a £4m Government initiative). Rob is also Editor-in-Chief of The Researcher magazine (read in 45 countries) and Faculty Associate at NHS R&D NW. He is Special Projects Producer of the multi award-winning theatre company, Ridiculusmus. Rob is a Senior Script Reader at New Writing South and a mentor for Apples & Snakes

Matthew is a director and actor graduating this summer from his training at Bath Spa University . CRUSH is his debut production  at the Bath fringe festival. On completion of his degree, depending the success of CRUSH, Matt aims to develop CRUSH further and take it to other venue's and festivals around England, potentially resulting in the set up of a theatre company.


Hailing from Bristol, Domenico currently is nearing completion of a BA Acting degree with Bath Spa University. Directing and producing Ellipsism as well as Paying The Piper which is a devised solo piece for Bath Fridge Festival 2017.  Domenico has also made work through his company Aim Low including Twas Brillig in the Tovey Theatre, Bath and Don Quixote preformed at the Bierkeller Theatre in Bristol as well as creating additional online content.

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