JB reaches 100 Shorts milestone

David Upton

The popular JB Shorts series of 15-minute plays marks its 100 performances milestone in Manchester in November.

When a group of TV writers got together in March 2009 to produce an evening of plays, none of them envisaged anything other than a ‘one-off’ bit of fun on the Manchester fringe. So as a celebration, the latest JB Shorts welcomes back writers, actors and directors from throughout that history.

Dave Simpson offers up a sequel to the Blind Date from JB9. Peter Kerry portrays a unique slice of history with a meeting between Mozart and Beethoven and James Quinn serves up a bite-sized love story with a twist.

New Tricks and Midsummer Murders writer, Lisa Holdsworth  is back, as is Diane Whitley, whilst Trevor Suthers completes his trilogy of back-stage comedies with What A Performance!.

Well-known actor Sushil Chudasama makes his directorial debut whilst Chris Bridgman, who directed the first ever Short in JB Shorts 1, makes a return.

JB Shorts 10 is proud to welcome back Arthur Bostrom for his fourth JB Shorts. Arthur will appear in Diane Whitley's play Relate, while Will Travis and Susan McCardle will reprise their roles In Blind Date 2.

Details: www.wegottickets.com/jbshorts