The Watermark Collective provides a table-reading service to script-writers for screen, theatre and radio. Hearing a script aloud whether it be a play, film, television programme, radio show or web-series is an essential part of the development process. You may also use our sessions to provide a professional platform for you to invite agents or producers to listen to your work either with a view to seeking finance or as part of pre-production.
We also offer a wealth of other services such as initial script development, character and narrative exploration using improvisation, discussion and scene filming.
The Watermark Collective are a group of trained and established actors whose credits include work with the BBC, Warner Brothers, The National Theatre and the Royal Court, many with writing and producing experience.
Basic Table Reading - £100
Our most popular option. A private table reading with up to ten invited guests. A post-performance discussion and feedback (optional). Suitable for scripts in the early stages of development or scripts which are ready for production but only a small audience of industry professionals invited.
Improvisation - £100
Only available as an additional option after a basic table reading. A guest director will lead the actors in improvisation to help develop scenes. Suitable for scripts in early stages of development where characterisation and dialogue need more development.
Invited Audience Reading - £200
A script reading held in a bigger venue with an invited audience of up to 35 people. Suitable for scripts which are ready for production. Enables you to hear audience response to the work and gives the opportunity to invite friends as well as industry guests.
Full Theatre Reading - £400
A rehearsed script-in-hand performance at a theatre venue with audience capacity of up to 60 people and basic sound & lighting capabilities. Suitable for scripts which are ready for production. Full theatre readings will take place on a Monday evening, dependent on venue availability and we would need the script a month in advance of the performance date.