Thursday, 21 February 2013

Gi60 UK Live celebrates ten years

The big ten for the small plays

It has just occured to me that in addition to 'Ten years of tiny plays' this year will be the tenth annual UK Gi60. I would like to publically thank Vic Allen and Dee Grijak and everybody at Dean Clough for supporting Gi60 since 2009, always going above and beyond and for providing me with a creative and supportive home for the last five years.

So with that in mind let's make this one special.


2004 Gi60 Harrogate Theatre Studio, UK
2005 Gi60 Harrogate Theatre Studio, UK
2006 Gi60 Harrogate Theatre, UK
2007 Gi60 Harrogate Theatre, UK
2008 Gi60 stage@leeds, Leeds
2009 Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Halifax, UK
2010 Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Halifax, UK
2011 Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Halifax, UK
2012 Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK
2013 Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK JUNE 8th!!!!



'Ten years of tiny plays'

Deadline for submissions: Midnight April 1st

Yes its that time of year again when we ask the collective conciousness to provide 100 tiny works of wit, wisdom and worth. This year marks ten years of tiny plays. In 2003 at the Harrogate Theatre Write On festival I produced 120 Seconds (a two minute play festival) that preceeded our beloved Gi60.

You know the rules, tell your friends, be inspired, keep it original and if you're unsure i've attached the info below.

..... What are you waiting for?

How do I apply? What are the Rules?
• All work must be totally original and the author's own work
• All submissions must be sent by email and must include your name, address and location before the title of your work
• Individuals may submit as many one minute plays as they wish (one submission per email)
• Entries from schools must include the name of the school and a teacher's contact details in addition to the name of the author
• All submissions must be emailed to:

Terms & Conditions
•Gi60 is free, there is no submission fee or payment for participation
• Copyright remains with the author • Plays will be made available for download on YouTube after the event
• Plays will only be performed as part of 'Gone in 60 Seconds'
• Plays lasting longer than 60 seconds will not be considered
• The organisers reserve the right to choose the venue for performance
• The organisers may use individual plays to promote the Gi60 festival
• All successful authors will be contacted prior to the event to confirm their acceptance as participants
• The organisers reserve the right to cut scripts where necessary

Friday, 15 February 2013

Steve Ansell is looking for plays...

I realise that this is the forum for tiny plays but I am currently looking for two longer pieces for possible production in 2013/2014. 

1. The alternative Christmas project: I am looking for a full length ensemble script (cast of 8+) that would be performed as an alternate Christmas show. This may or may not relate directly or indirectly to Christmas/Solstice/Kwanza/Chanuka/new year or the festive season.

2. The female project: I am looking for a piece 45mins + with a cast of no more than four that features a strong female lead. 

In both cases I am looking for scripts that I can commit to emotionally (I want that most elusive of things, a script that makes you laugh, cry and think). If you would be interested in submitting please send a synopsis and five pages of the script to with the heading 'Alternate Christmas' or 'The Female Project'.

Your submissions will only be read by me only and no work will be used in any context without your written agreement.

Gi60 Actor Lucy Read on BBC 3

Congratulations to Gi60 UK Live edition actor Lucy Read who is currently appearing as 'Vicky The Goth' in the new BBC3 comedy series 'Way To Go'. The show was written by Bob Kushell and features 'The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrision. Lucy is in episodes 1 and 3 (check out episode three 'Vicky gets sexy').

For more about the show go to the link below:



After a great deal of time I am thrilled to announce that the Gi60 UK Live Edition 2012 plays are now on line at the Gi60 Youtube Channel. Thank you for your immense patience, good will, and messages of support. The performance was actually recorded at the Crossley Gallery, Dean CLough Mill, Halifax rather than the Viaduct Theatre as stated as we were flooded out of the venue one hour before curtain.