The 2017 Salford Sitcom Showcase: 27th July

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Writersroom at the Salford Sitcom Showcase| Event: 27th July

If you’re interested in Comedy then you’ll be pleased to know the Salford Sitcom Showcase is back by Popular demand!

Come along and witness the birth of the next sitcom idea and attend Writersroom sessions during the day which will explore the industry, sharing opportunities for writing comedy with the BBC including the launch of an exciting new Comedy Bursary for Northern Female comedians in memory of Caroline Aherne.

See full details of all events and how to apply for FREE tickets:


2-3pmChildren’s Comedy: How to get your first BBC Commission

With series commissions stretching to thirty even hundred episodes isn’t it time you thought about writing for Children’s – the most open and engaged audience on our planet? Find out what’s makes kids laugh, the differences in writing for CBBC and Cbeebies, and the opportunities out there for new writers on shows like CBBC’s Class Dismissed and CBeebies Mr Tumble. The panel will include Vanessa Amberleigh, Executive Producer, CBeebies (Justin’s House, Gigglebiz), Connal Orton, Executive Producer, CBBC (4 O’ Clock Club, All at Sea), Writer/Producer Andy Potter (Class Dismissed, Diddy TV) and Comedy Writer & Performer, Isabel Fay (Furchester Hotel, Class Dismissed).

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4-5pm - Women in Comedy Panel

From Caroline Aherne to Victoria Wood the North has a proud history of successful funny women.  But are we seeing enough female comedians cut through? Join Alice Webb, Director of BBC Childrens and BBC North, as she chats to BBC Comedy Commissioning Editor, Alex Moody (Cuckoo, People Just Do Nothing), Executive Producer, Rebecca Papworth ( Citizen Khan, Home From Home), Comedian, Actor and Writer, Gemma Arrowsmith (Tracey Ullman’s Show, Sketches in My Flat) and the Creator, Writer and star of BBC4 comedy, Bucket, Frog Stone. They’ll be discussing the role of women in comedy, the current landscape and future opportunities - as well as introducing the launch of an exciting new BBC Bursary scheme for aspiring Northern female comedians in memory of Caroline Aherne. 

This event is run in partnership with Women in Film & Television UK

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6.20pm - Evening Showcase Event

Now in its sixth year, the Salford Sitcom Showcase gives audiences a unique opportunity to view some of the best new comedies in development. Hosted by Ted Robbins, this year’s event will feature a live read-through of a brand new sitcom-in-development starring Car Share’s Sian Gibson; an exclusive screening of Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer’s new show Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out; and a chat with a local Northern comedy hero. This is a chance to go behind the scenes and see the process of getting a comedy show onto the telly at work. Not to be missed!

To join us for an evening of comedy apply for your FREE ticket via the SRO audiences website 





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