Walton Wordsmiths -Dramatisation of Their Work

On Wednesday 21st June at 7.30 pm our event “Walton Wordsmiths – dramatisation of their work” took place at the North West Surrey Synagogue in Weybridge. The evening included short stories by Howard and Ann which were read and dramatised by Celia Andrews. Guy and Austin read from their own work and actors performed scripts from The Asymmetric Man and The Girl at Conway Place, which are two novels written by Alex Rushton.

The entertainment was followed by refreshments: the evening was a huge success. The order of events and some photographs are displayed below.

Order of Events

1.‘Elizabeth Habsgood’ by Ann BraineRead by Celia Andrews

(short story)
2.‘Pocket Venus’ by Austin Mutti-MewseRead by Austin

3.‘The Asymmetric Man’ by Alex Rushton (script from the novel)Performed by Chris Mounsey, Roger Smith, David Robins
4.‘The Last Laugh’ by Howard SchaverienRead by Celia

(short story)
5.‘Eraism’ by Guy BlythmanRead by Guy

(short story)
6.‘Amaravati Buddhist Monastery’ by Alex RushtonRead by Celia

7.‘The Girl at Conway Place’ by Alex RushtonPerformed by Honey Russell, Helen Chauncey

script from the novel)
8.‘Gizmo’ by Howard SchaverienRead by Chris Mounsey

(short story)
9.‘The Eye of the Sun God’Read by Guy

10.‘A Home of Her Own’ by Ann BraineRead by Celia

(short story)
11.‘Pocket Venus’ by Austin Mutti-MewseRead by Austin

12.‘The Beloved’ by Alex RushtonRead by Celia

Actors in ‘The Asymmetric Man’
Acotrs in ‘The Girl at Conway Place’
Austin reading from ‘Pocket Venus’
Austin reading another chapter from ‘Pocket Venus
Chris Mouncey reading Howard’s short story ‘Gizmo
Celia reading ‘Elizabeth Habsgood’
Celia reading ‘The Last Laugh’
Celia reading ‘Beloved’
Guy reading ‘Eraism’
Guy reading ‘The Eye of the Sun God’

One reply on “Walton Wordsmiths -Dramatisation of Their Work”

A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable evening which offered a rich variety of material and an imaginative use of different approaches to conveying them. Some were read by the authors, some by the actor-director, while others were dramatized powerfully by actors. The writing was of a consistently high quality and the dramatisations were well -executed and engaging. I hope this won’t be a one-oof event, rather an annual production timed to coincide with the Weybridge Festival. Keep writing, Wordsmiths! – Nick Thripp, Weybridge Society

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