International recognition for DSW member Richard

Here\’s a great reminder about how far your work can go when you send it out into the world…

DSW Member Richard\’s award winning Pintsize Play \’It\’s All in the Mind\’ is being revived by South Otago Theatre Society in New Zealand for a 7 date tour of community halls as part of a show called Playing Around along with 7 other previous Pintsized Plays.

Richard\’s dedication to writing and sharing his work is a great inspiration to the members of Derbyshire Scriptwriters- congratulations again, Richard!

February meeting Sun 5th Feb, 2-4pm, Derby Museum

Hello, we\’ll be back to our usual time of first Sunday of the month this weekend for our Derbyshire Scriptwriters meet up- we\’ll be discussing works in progress, and the what\’s involved in the process of bringing our work off the page and onto the stage.

If you\’d like to join us, come along and say hello, or email

Midwinter Mysteries at Pomegranate Chesterfield

After our successful workshop event in October, we\’re busy writing up our short plays, with an aim to share them with a Derbyshire Audience in the middle of  2017- if you can\’t wait until then, Chesterfield is the place for you to be this January…

Midwinter Mysteries
Presented by Pomegranate Playwrights
Starts 7.30pm, Mon 30 January 2017
At Pomegranate Theatre
Join us for an evening of intrigue and crime in this mid-winter feast of fun and foul play with thrilling tales and spine-chilling stories!
Written and performed script in hand by The Pomegranate Playwrights.

Workshop! Start Your Play in a Day- Sat 22 October 2016, Derby Museum

We\’ve spent our most recent meetings planning, rather than our usual process of reviewing and helping develop our members\’ scripts- this month, we\’re getting ready put those plans into action.
Our aim is to write, develop and present a number of short plays created by our members over the coming months. There are a number of competitions and events aimed at short, fringe style plays across the country (and the rest of the world), so we\’re hosting a workshop to help us get started:

We\’re really looking forward to welcoming John Goodrum of Rumpus Theatre to host our workshop, and really excited to see what story ideas we\’ll see beginning before we meet again in November. There are still a few places left, so if you\’re interested. email

September Meeting: Sunday 4th Sep, 2-4pm Derby Museum

Hello! It\’s time to shake the seaside sand off our feet, put on our writing shoes, and get back to work after our summer break.

Instead of helping members develop their scripts this month, we\’re planning our forthcoming writing workshop, but if you\’re interested in joining the group, you\’re welcome to come along and say hello. If you can\’t make it, send us an email instead-

July Meeting- Sunday 3rd July, 2-4pm, Derby Museum

Summer\’s almost here, and so is our July meeting- we\’re planning future DSW projects at the moment, but you\’re welcome to join us if you\’re new to scriptwriting, or would like to meet other writers working hard to tell their stories for stage, screen, or radio.

Come along and say hello this Sunday, or email us at