Improbable Fiction
 Improbable Fiction, directed by Phil George, ran from the 3rd to the 6th November 2010 at the University of Sheffield Drama Studio..
“If this were play’d upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” - William Shakespeare Twelfth Night, Act III Scene 4

Six aspiring authors meet on a winter’s evening to discuss their work. Among them are writers of historical romances and children’s literature who are finding it difficult to start writing, and a crime writer who can’t stop. A creator of extremely complicated science fiction, a librettist without a musical partner and the Writer’s Circle chairman, who produces instruction booklets, make up the rest of the team. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to get the rest of the group out of a rut by suggesting that they collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is received without enthusiasm. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a blackout, and then somehow the writers’ characters tell the story themselves. Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterise this zany, imaginative play.

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