David Nobbs Tribute Evening programme

David Nobbs Tribute Evening

I was honoured to have a short play I wrote featured at Script Yorkshire’s David Nobbs Tribute Evening in Leeds.

David Nobbs was one of the all-time great British comedy writers, responsible for Reginald Perrin among many other things. Sadly he passed away last year.

Script Yorkshire, by way of tribute, organised a comedy evening of new writing, and I submitted a short play called ‘Work Experience’, about a young lad arriving for a work experience placement in Hell, and being shown the ropes by Satan.

To my surprise it made it into the final 5 from over 30 entries, and I went down to Seven Arts in Leeds along with some friends to watch it being performed, script-in-hand, by a very talented bunch of actors.

All five plays were very funny and very well written and I felt very proud to be in their company. There was a feedback panel after the plays were performed, which was very valuable in terms of constructive criticism from a panel of established writers.

As an extra, poignant touch, David’s widow was in attendance, so it was quite an emotional end to the evening.

You can read ‘Work Experience’ below.

Download Work Experience (72kb PDF)

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