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.

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