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October 18, 2010

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Two dates for your diaries

Friday 29 October : “ The weekend starts here “ : a relaxed session in the cornerHOUSE bar, with live music and bar snacks, the usual inexpensive drinks, a last chance to see Robin Rutherford’s great exhibition At the Speed of Light, bring your unwanted DVDs and books for our exchange table, and, well, just relax in social way into the weekend. FREE from 7.30 .

Thursday 4 November : the return of Outside The Box comedy. OTB have brought outstanding performers across the breadth of the best currently performing in Britain to the stage in Douglas Road. This session will feature at least three great and varied acts, and OTB’s own Maff Brown to mould the complete evening. The OTB skill in fielding the best acts available mean that it is not possible to predict exactly who will be on stage but comedy aficionados will relish this exciting dip into the best around, knowing too that there is always a chance of a big surprise name. Clues about who will be on can be found on the OTB website, or via their information line on 07791 439363. Doors and bar open at 7.00 pm. Performances start at 8.00. Tickets ( £7.50; concessions available ) are bookable through the OTB website. Advance booking is strongly recommended ; tickets may not be available on the door ( a call to the info line will establish if they are, should you not have had time to book on-line.)

Get your oneACT in!

Don’t forget the deadline is looming for you to get your play (or plays) into us for the cornerHOUSE oneACTS 2011 festival.

The cut-off date is Sunday, October 31. Ideally, we would like to receive your entries before then, but for those who take playwriting to the wire, you have until the end of play that day to get your scripts to us.

All plays need to be sent to for entry into the selection process for next year’s festival of original playwriting which runs from Monday, April 4 to Saturday, April 9 2011 at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton.

You can find all the details you need to know at about how to submit a oneACT of between 15 to 30 minutes long. Just look at the oneACTS 2011 section and click on the Guidance page, or just click on the link below:

So get those keys rattling on your keyboard – you haven’t long to go!

Here are some brief details below.

oneACTS 2011 – playwrights

Monday, April 4 to Saturday, April 9 2011

Have you ever written a short play that deserves to be performed?

Or have you always wanted to? If so, the cornerHOUSE annual one act plays festival needs you.

We are looking for people who would like to create a play for the oneACTS 2011, our week-long showcase of original writing which will take place from Monday, April 4 until Saturday, April 9 2011.

Don’t worry if you haven’t attempted anything like this before. You can find all the information you need on our website at under oneACTS 2011 – guidance or email

This will be the seventh year the cornerHOUSE in Douglas Road, Surbiton, has run the festival, which has become a well established and highly respected event in the local arts scene.

The plays need to be short – 15 to 30 minutes long – so if you have an original idea and would like to see it staged, why not have a go?

A number of plays will be selected by a panel of judges out of all those received – and yours may well be the lucky one – and even it isn’t, you will still get feedback to help you with your future writing.

The deadline for submission of plays is Sunday, October 31 2010. After that, directors will be chosen, actors will be cast and your work will come to life on stage.

Guidance notes on how to submit your plays can be found on our website.

So get your thinking caps on, put fingers to keyboard, and start writing – we are looking forward to reading your play.

Please email your plays to

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