SHEFFIELD ORIGINAL SHOWCASE FESTIVAL
"The invention of producer/director, Melanie Hopkins, [...] it was a fabulously entertaining vehicle which demonstrated the skill, talent and dedication of the performers and writers on board. Respect."
"Overall the night was entertaining [...] the audience were laughing along to every scene and really enjoying their time watching the performance."
"a definite possibility to take it on tour – next stop Edinburgh?"
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE FESTIVAL
Melanie Hopkins is a student at Sheffield Hallam University, studying performance. She created this new writing festival in her final year.
The goal was to bring original Sheffield written plays and monologues to a semi-professional platform. With the help of public funding, she was able to do this. The event was held in the Performance Lab on the 14th of March 2019.
"The commitment and passion that went into producing this event really shone through (well done, Melanie) and it deserved so much more support!" (Artisian Friendly)
She also wanted to bridge the gap between seasoned actors and newcomers to the stage to share knowledge and passion of the stage. Some of the plays featured were original writing from Melanie herself.
Click here to see the March 2019 lineup.
SOSFEST 2020 is in the works. Email: to get involved.