12th March 2017 | 7pm

£10 / £7 VT Royalty Card Members

What is Soggy Brass?

Soggy Brass is Velvet Trumpet’s sell-out night of new comedy writing, showcasing the best short funnies London theatre has to offer. If you are a writer with an original comic voice we want to hear from you! We can give you as much or as little support as you need to put your piece on. From finding cast and creative to script advice and promotion. Each chosen writer will also receive £50.

Submission Guidelines

- Running time of 10-15 minutes.
- Please submit only one piece per submission window.
- Submissions must work as stand-alone theatre pieces. We are not looking for sketches.
- Your submitted piece must not have been performed in London within the last three months.
- It is preferable for you to have a cast and director attached however we can help you find creative counterparts should you need assistance.

All submissions and any further questions should be sent to submissions@velvettrumpet.co.uk.

We operate a rolling submissions policy so feel free to send us anything you wish us to consider for future evenings!


Past Shows...

Soggy Brass | 6

27th November 2016 | Southwark Playhouse

REAL MEN | Written by Nick Oram
DirectorJonny Kelly
CastRoger Parkins / Shaun Kitchener

KLEPTO | Written by Hannah Leigh-Prior
DirectorHannah Leigh-Prior
CastJamie Lee Pike / Hannah Leigh-Prior

CHANGES | Written by Ed Jones
DirectorEd Jones
CastAmber Muldoon / Josh Husselbee

PHONEY | Written by Mark Starling
DirectorJoe James
CastTasha Marks / Rowan Williams

GANGBANG | Written by Carrie Walsh
DirectorJessica Daniels
CastLizzie Frain

THE RATMASTER | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastLucy Hagan-Walker / Catherine Thorncombe / Thomas Jones


Top Brass

4th & 11th July 2016 | Southwark Playhouse

MAN WHORE | Written by Nick Smith
DirectorJonny Kelly
CastRoger Parkins & Will Firth

PRONE TO MISCHIEF | Written by Natasha Sutton-Williams
DirectorDominic McHale
CastNatasha Sutton-Williams

MANATOMY | Written by James McDermott
DirectorRob Henderson
CastJames McDermott

FAT JEWELS | Written by Joseph Skelton
DirectorJoseph Skelton
Cast | Robert Walters & Bryan Moriarty


Soggy Brass | 5

6th March 2016 | Southwark Playhouse

EALING BROADWAY | Written by Gabriel Jones
DirectorSharon Burrell
CastStuart Benson / Angela Bull / Andrew Mudie / Anne-Marie Piazza / Ryan Wichert

THE COMMUNITY | Written by Gaël van den Bossche
DirectorAnnemie van Elst
CastJames Boyd / Ross Virgo / Chris Royds / Bess Roche

DOGSBODY | Written by James McDermott
DirectorRob Henderson
CastJames McDermott

THE OLIVE TRADE | Written by Frankie Meredith
DirectorFaye Merralls
CastHelen Booth

FAT JEWELS | Written by Joseph Skelton
DirectorJoseph Skelton
CastHugh Train / Adam Philips

THE CHOIRMASTER | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastThomas Jones / Hannah Maddox / Mark Bayley / Tom Woodward / Jack Christie / Simon Grujich / Roger Parkins / Rupert Adams


Soggy Brass | 4

11th October 2015 | Southwark Playhouse

CLOSE ME | Written by Dave Florez
DirectorRob Henderson
CastLyle Barke / Sarah Milton / Greg Snowden

IRN PRU | Written by Andrew Maddock
Director | Niall Phillips
CastJennifer O’Neill

RUDDINGTON | Written by Matthew Cosgrove & James Veitch
DirectorsMatthew Cosgrove & James Veitch
CastMatthew Cosgrove / Sammy Moreno / James Veitch

CLOWN SEX | Written by Natasha Sutton-Williams
DirectorDominic McHale
CastNatasha Sutton-Williams

FRAGILE | Written by Georgia Coles-Riley
DirectorsGeorgia Coles-Riley / Colette O’Rourke / Tom Woodward
CastColette O’Rourke & Tom Woodward

BURYING A STRANGER | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastCatherine Thorncombe


Soggy Brass | 3

24th May 2015 | Southwark Playhouse

SPIRITS | Written by Eliot Ruocco-Trenouth & Thomas Wingfield
DirectorAnoushka Bonwick
CastEliot Ruocco-Trenouth / Thomas Wingfield

DEAD LUCY | Written by Natasha Sutton-Williams
Director | Dominic McHale
CastNatasha Sutton-Williams

UGLY LOVELY | Written by Ffion Jones
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastFfion Jones & Sophie Hughes

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP | Written by Stephen Broderick
DirectorJonny Kelly
CastRoger Parkins / Lewis Allcock

BEACHED | Written by James McDermott
DirectorJulia Sowerbutts
CastJames McDermott

STUMPED | Written by Leah Cowan
DirectorFaye Merralls
CastCharlotte Whitaker / Ava Charles / Adam Hall / Chris Anderson

THE RAVENMASTER | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastThomas Jones


Soggy Christmas

12th December 2014 | The Hen & Chickens Theatre

TWELVE NEW MESSAGES | Written by Shaun Kitchener
DirectorJamie Monk
CastShaun Kitchener

GIN-GLE BELL ROCK | Written by Greta Wray
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastGreta Wray / Emma Stevenson

THE BEST WORST CHRISTMAS I EVER HAD | Written by Andrew Maddock
DirectorRyan Bradley
CastAndrew Maddock

DEATH BY COAL | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastThomas Jones / Catherine Thorncombe / Lyle Barke


Soggy Brass | 2

19th & 20th September 2014 | The Hen & Chickens Theatre

A FESTIVE HITCH | Written by Sarah Milton
DirectorScott Ellis
CastEmmy Rose / Bobby Hinton

BOUNCE | Written by Lexy Howe
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastStephanie Walls

BABY | Written by Nick Smith
DirectorsJon Cottrell & Nick Smith
Cast | Jon Cottrell / Nick Smith

THAMES COP | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
DirectorNikolai Ribnikov
CastThomas Jones


Soggy Brass | 1

28th & 29th March 2014 | The Hen & Chickens Theatre

TOAST | Written by Thomas Jones & Nikolai Ribnikov
Director | Thomas Jones
Cast | Lyle Barke

THE LITTLE WULA | Written by Marny Godden & Tom Turner
DirectorTom Turner
CastThe Grandees; Tom Turner / Marny Godden / Andrew Roberts-Mudie

GOING DOWN | Written by Shaun Kitchener
DirectorJames Callas Ball
CastSheila Atim / Shaun Kitchener / Charlotte Couture / Jenny Woods

SIGNING ON | Written by Nick Smith
DirectorJanice de Broithe
CastJon Cottrell / Ashley Jones