The film of ‘The Brother’ close to being completed. For sure by the end of January.
Cuckoo Bang theatre are staging an extract from my play ‘Benches’ developed post the Royal Court Writers’ group of 2016, at the White Bear Theatre on the 12th February. Look forward to seeing it.
Staging ‘Benches’ in Southsea over four nights in Spring. Two cast members to find. A production at the White Bear Theatre is planned for the autumn, no dates set yet.
Katie Watson and Aaron Holdaway did a great job in ‘Mirrors’ for the two nights at the Wedgewood Rooms 22nd and 23rd November. Really good interpretation.
‘Payback’ accepted for the Stockwell Theatre Five Minute Festival. Colin Burden to Direct. Kamal Simpson and Anna Ray to perform the roles in another two-hander on the 14th December.
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:-
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.
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.
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
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.