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June 1, 2017

Steven Cree is an up-and-coming young actor and I was given the chance to chat to him for a few minutes…

Thanks for giving me a few minutes to chat. You’re not driving or doing anything dangerous are you?

No, no. I’m in my living room just doing a little house stuff.

I’m...

October 15, 2015

So, the saga continues. Trying to show how one ‘puts on a play’ creaks ever onwards. At a secret venue, which for the purposes of continuity, we shall call a pub, there was a production meeting where the remarkable Katie Unsworth-Murray produced her design for the set....

September 2, 2015

Pity the poor director who raises his head above the parapet and publicly proclaims ‘Is there anyone interested in playing Nora?’

If you’ve read my previous articles about the process of staging A Doll’s House, you’ll know it’s audition time. The chosen poster used to r...

August 12, 2015

You may recall, from a previous article, how I read many different versions of Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, all in aid of staging a production in London later this year with New Dreams Theatre. Well, some people have requested an update.

After numerous meetings (...

April 21, 2015

When a theatre invites you to produce a play of your choice because of the success of your previous production, you don’t take it lightly.

So, after innumerable drinks in The Curtains Up pub (the one upstairs from the Barons Court Theatre), director and producer Kevin R...

October 3, 2014

I am an actor and writer.

No two days are the same.

That’s part of the lifestyle I accept and face-up to. Most people, I am sure, abhor routine, but I strive to find little routines amidst the randomness.

Take yesterday, for example. I was up with the lark - well, the cha...

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