SOMETHING IS COMING. Or should I say, “someone“…? Who remembers Dorothy, the mother with the metaphorical meat cleaver, the one with the clock ticking in her stomach? The mother-in-law you would dread to have? If you saw the original production of Water’s Not So Thick at Bath’s Rondo in June ’11, or R&D shows atContinue reading “Something is coming…”
Brain-Pickings, Skills-Swaps, Audience-delighting & Fair Pay
If you know how to sell audio drama, want to get involved, or do a skills swap* with me for your know-how, I would love to hear from you. Click the header to find out more…
Muck-Up or Evil Genius?
Was leaving politics for writing a major mistake? Have I in fact been amassing a different kind of army, preparing a stealth attack with my pen, ready to take them (whoever they may be) from behind?
Skin In The Game – life in the veins!
Well, what an amazing thing Monday’s workshop and script in hand show were. The cast were STUPENDOUS. The director was AWESOME. The tech was ASTOUNDING. I am not joking you. I am a very happy bunny. And the AUDIENCE?
THE GLACIAL PACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – A LAUGHING MATTER?
– You didn’t? – No! That’s a typo. I want you to have a climate emergency PICNIC. At Bath’s Rondo Theatre at 7:30 on Monday 2 March, Gill Kirk’s giving theatre lovers a chance to peek behind the curtain of her new show – halfway through its development. With this pre-tour “script-in-hand” show, she and the teamContinue reading “THE GLACIAL PACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – A LAUGHING MATTER?”
Booking Open: New Show
My new dark climate comedy Skin In The Game has a pre-tour script-in-hand show on Monday 2 March at Bath’s Rondo Theatre. Seats are limited – get yours here: https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/2490/skin-in-the-game The cast and creatives are ridiculously talented. I’ll tell you more about them very soon. Meanwhile, some smashing images that illustrate a little about thisContinue reading “Booking Open: New Show”
Writing without, you know, “writing”
I used to catch ideas (which are so like butterflies, it almost seems cruel) by leaving myself answerphone messages on the home landline. The light would flicker at me when I got back in the warm at the end of the day: “hello,” glowed the message from a past me of oo, hours ago; “rememberContinue reading “Writing without, you know, “writing””
“The Pitlochry Play” #2: ‘Skin in the Game’
Due to some unexpected cancellations in the diary, and some jiggling about of other stuff I am a major over-achiever: October’s expenses are begun, there’s mugs soaking in the bubbles, and here I am. I’ve just sent another thank you letter to one of my funders for the “Pitlochry Play”, and as I wiped theContinue reading ““The Pitlochry Play” #2: ‘Skin in the Game’”
The Pitlochry Play #1: the sound of water
I’m here in Pitlochry, land of Pitlochry Festival Theatre and much, much more. Today’s day 3 of my playwrighting residency at the theatre and I’m rolling around like a pig in poo at the luxury of all this writing space and thinking time. I’m not here to share anything about my “process” with you, but I can’tContinue reading “The Pitlochry Play #1: the sound of water”
Do Not Disturb: an arts satire
“A satire about arts and funding in a post-BBC, post-sterling world. Two civil servants hunt a dangerous script to stop it infecting a world that’s free of disturbing theatre. They disguise themselves as theatre types and get enmeshed in the glamour. Everyone’s lying for accolades, acceptance and – er – maybe art.” This is theContinue reading “Do Not Disturb: an arts satire”