21 September 2017

A co-production with WALDIS Productions at the wonderful Wedgewood Rooms on the 22nd and 23rd November with DAMAGES by Steve Thompson and MIRRORS a short piece by me as an appetiser.  Should be fun.

A link to the site for bookings:-

http://www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk/WhatsOn/TabId/90/PID/1211/mcat/1214/evl/0/nsw/ta/EDNSearch/Damages/Default.aspx

 

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1 Sept 2017

Feedback that ‘Runaway’ in Toronto went well. Which is encouraging. A film of the play will be made by the theatre company, which is exciting. Look forward to seeing the outcome.

Further developments on the proposed filming of ‘The Tackle’ continue. The Producers are looking for so called ‘named actors’ to appear in it. Await further news.

My short play ‘Payback’ was selected for the annual Pint Sized Play Festival, to be held in Wales later this month.  The play tells the story of a man who breaks into a house where he stole money from a woman’s bedroom 10 years earlier, to pay the money back. A fun comedy.

‘Grace’ has now been cast and a Director found. Rehearsal schedule set, and first meeting with the cast and crew on Monday the 4th September.

‘Exhume’ continues to consume me. Three drafts from the end of March when I started the play. To work on the play further post the ‘Grace’ production.

In talks with a London theatre management for a three week run of ‘Benches’ for 2018 which I look forward to immensely. Developed the play some since the meeting with the Royal Court theatre in May, and feel excited by it.

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15 July 2017

Staging ‘Grace’ at Rosies Vineyard on the 23rd 24th & 25th October, using  local  actors. Rehearsals to commence late September. Have cast four of the seven cast, Megan Joan Green, Leigh Cunningham, Chris Mills, Katie Watson.  The Rosie’s production will be the first full scale production of the play, Really looking forward to it.

 

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17 June 2017

A fringe theatre company in Toronto, Small but Mighty, are producing my two-hander play ‘Runaway’ in August.  The play tells the story of a schoolteacher who elopes with one of his students.  It will be the ‘world premiere’ of the play. Really looking forward to feedback on the production.

A  film company, in conjunction with a Producer who has been involved with stuff for the BBC , are going to make a film of my five minute play ‘The Tackle’, which was joint winner of  the Lost Theatre Five Minute Festival in 2015

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17 April 2017

An invitation from the Royal Court Theatre to meet their Literary people on the 18th April following my submission of ‘Benches’ issued to them at the end of November last year. Quite delighted. Going to that Stage Door again and signing in is something to behold. Loved it when I was part of the Writers’ Group last year . It is a good feeling to tread if not the boards of such an established theatre,  at least go up the stairs.!!!

Writing like crazy this past couple of months.  A monologue entitled ‘Stalking’ written following my visit to Hull at the end of February, and a full-length play entitled ‘Exhume’ which I  have been ‘into’ more than anything I have ever written. The word ‘obsession’ does not tell half the story. I have just about, almost, nearly, completed a first draft, the end of April being my target.

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8 February, 2017

‘Birth and Other Plays’ a successful two night run at the Wedgewood Rooms 14th and 15th December. A great turnout for both nights, and some kindly encouraging comments by people who saw the show. Delighted that we managed to film all four plays. The Wedgewood Rooms were really supportive and have invited us back for 2017 if we want to produce something else. A consideration.

Worked on ‘Runaway’ and ‘Benches’ during December and January. Developed and improved both scripts.

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29 November, 2016

_MIS3547 (2).jpgIssued a new play entitled ‘Benches’ to the Royal Court. Hit the deadline of 28th November for issue. Just.  Loosely based on an idea I had years back relating to  commemorative plaques on benches. In  parks. On the beach. Enjoyed the discipline of having to hit a deadline date.

Two weeks to ‘Birth And Other Plays’ at the Wedgewood Rooms.  A recent meeting and read of two of the plays. My thanks to Andy Ripley and Andrew Barber for coming on board with ‘The Application’. Blown away by their performance at Groundlings Theatre. Be great to show the play to another audience.

‘I Don’t Talk Like This’ got a commendation at the Lost Theatre 5 Minute Festival for ‘concept’ but did not win . My thanks to Zoe Teverson and Alexandra Brynn for their performances. It was a pleasure working with two fine actresses.

‘It Started With A Touch’ had a successful three night run in October, at Rosie’s Vineyard, the last night resulting in more people attending than the availability  of seats. I had to stand up. What a pleasure that was. One of the best nights in theatre I’ve experienced. Certainly re:

my productions. Images of Angie Lily, Patric Howe, Katie Watson, Faye Williams, Matt Johnston from the play.

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