Newly-written 10 minute plays, each inspired by a gallery exhibit

Theatre West teamed up with three beautiful art galleries around our region and asked each to choose one painting or object from their collection, which they thought might spark a writer's imagination.

We received nearly 60 scripts and after much deliberation selected three wonderful, very different scripts. Do have a listen!

Charlotte and Emily

by Stephanie Weston

Stephanie's piece was inspired by Gertrude Jekyll's trowel in a dome nominated by Hestercombe House and Gardens in Somerset.

a roof


by Micha Colombo

Shreds was inspired by "The Roof, Ischia" by Thelma Hulbert nominated by The Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Devon

a roof

The Unwanted Gift

by Claire Lyne

This short play was inspired by "A Portrait of Henrietta Laura Pulteney" by Angelica Kauffman nominated by The Holburne Museum in Bath

a roof

With thanks to We Are Audio