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Welcome to the site

Welcome to my website where I write a bit about writing and directing I've been doing for the theatre. This isn't intended to be a marketing or self-promotional site as such; rather, it's just a point of reference for anyone wondering what I'm up to, what I've done in the past, or how to get in touch with me.

NEW! Update

Sunday May 21st: Realised I've not updated this site in ages, so I ought to keep you up to date. I don't have any major things to announce at the moment. I have various plans for new projects over the next year or so, but nothing is definite yet.

In the meantime, here's the main things that have been going on:

  • I now have a cast for And a Nightingale Sang, C. P. Taylor's wonderful play set on the home front in Tyneside over the second world war. You can find cast details and a general blurb on the production page. Rehearsals start on June 18th, after which more information will be added.
  • I am taking Waiting for Gandalf back for a two-performance run at the Buxton Fringe (entry here). It's a long story, but I'm doing this in the United Reformed Church blue room this time (venue 55c). Since it's more trouble than it's worth to ticket this, I'm going to treat this like the Free Fringe, which as we all know isn't really free and there's a collection on the way out, unless you wish to be glared at very harshly. The collection will go to Mankind, for reasons obvious to anyone who knows the play.
  • I am going to be directing the June play for Durham Dramatic Society in 2018. I am about to decide on a shortlist, and all being well I should know what I'll be doing by August.

And I think that's it. Cheery-bye.

Stuff in the site:

On this page you'll find links to take you to the following places:

About me: Brief resume about how long I've been writing and who for.

News: Archive of previous announcements like the one above, plus a few odds and sods that don't make it to the front page.

Productions: Section listing all the upcoming and recent plays I've done where I was writer, director, or solo performer. All upcoming productions now have their dedicated pages.

Frequently asked questions: Short list of the questions I really do get asked quote often. Sadly, this doesn't yet include: "I'm a film producer, would you be interested in a multi-million Hollywood deal?"

Gallery: Pictures of what I've done, so I can prove I really did do this and didn't just make it up.

Samples and freebies: A few calling cards - samples of things I've previously had on stage, and some bits and bobs that anyone's welcome to who wants it.

Links: Things I'm involved in, or just things I like.

Contact me: My all-new all-singing all-dancing contact page with new exciting anti-spam features.