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LITERATURE:

THE E-TEAM (working title), a comic novel, started 2018.

 

A GOOD WEED, a comic novel, completed (previously, Plot 51) 2016.

MY FAVOURITE MARKET STALL. Short story published in METROLAND MARKETS collection. Produced by The Chesham Writers’ Group 2016.

REVERDIE. Short story published in METROLAND SEASONS collection. Produced by The Chesham Writers’ Group 2015.

MOURNING ON THE METROPOLITAN LINE. Short story published in METROLAND MISCELLANY collection. Produced by The Chesham Writers’ Group 2014.

SPRING. Short story published in COTTAGE GARDEN SOCIETY quarterly magazine 2014.

Numerous short stories printed in BUCKS EXAMINER Newspaper as part of Chesham Writers’ Group’s regular slot 2014.

PLOT 51. Comic novel in progress. First three chapters get short-listed as part of 2013 Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary Prize.

DOBBO’S MOMENT. Short story gets short-listed for the Words For The Wounded Literary Prize 2013.

 

THEATRE:

DOMINOES - currently in progress...

VOLTEMAND AND CORNELIUS ARE JOYFULLY RETURNED. Optioned by To The Moon Ltd.

Read at The Script Readers, Theatre Royal Stratford East; workshopped by The Old Vic as part of the New Voices Lab programme; excerpt rehearsed and performed at The Young Vic’s Freshworks event; taken by The King’s Head and allowed rehearsal space prior to a full rehearsed reading at The Hope Theatre as part of the Without Decor initiative. Described by Tessa Walker (Associate Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre) as "a clever, knowing play, a strong piece of work that would no doubt be hilarious in production". 

WINNER of The People's Play Award 2018 by The People's Theatre, Newcastle.

WILL RECEIVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE at The People's Theatre, Newcastle, in MAY 2019.

INFLATION. Produced Skylight Productions. Performed as part of the Postscript Festival at Drayton Arms Theatre.

THE AQUAPHOBIC SAILOR. Produced Smart Arts. Performing on European arts centre tour. Mime/physical theatre style.

THE COMEDY MEDICAL SHOW. Produced by Mime The Gap. Site Specific event in Dubai festival. Slapstick and clowning show.

TOM THUMB. Pantomime for OK! Theatre. Performed at The Fox Theatre, London.

BEYOND WORDS. Produced by Mimescope for national theatre and arts centre tour. One-man mime show.

ARTHUR WOBBLER. Produced by Du Bois Productions. Talking heads triumvirate. Performed at La Bonne Crêpe, London.

 

MAGAZINES/BLOGS/Others:

Many articles/reviews for Frost Magazine 2014 to present.

WRITING PLAYS FOR THEATRE for Words With Jam Blog. 2016.

AN EXCEPTIONAL DAY for Words For The Wounded Guest Blog. 2014.

TOTAL THEATRE - on Editorial Team and responsible for over a dozen articles/interviews. Instigated two regular columns: In Conversation With and For The Record

Copywriter for GWBB Audiovision. Responsible for over 50 television and radio commercials.

Script/Sketch Writer for comedy trio Scrunty Prefab.

 

TELEVISION scripts:

THE REAL ADVENTURES OF CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Six one-hour episodes. Optioned by Libra Productions (Manchester).

THE E-TEAM. Six 30-mins comedies for children. CBBC optioned.

CHALFONT & WHETSTONE. 26 x 10-mins educational comedies for CBBC (in progress).

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

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