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’”
I woke up last Thursday morning feeling like a child with a hundred wrapped presents at her feet. Because Wednesday’s rehearsed reading of the quantum physics play, BOX, was an utter joy. The marvellous audience let me record the Q&A, so I can use their feedback as I work to complete the script. Here areContinue reading “We All Have A Magic Gun…the quantum play lives…!”
A much-loved but unproduced theatre script, A Bit of a Song & Dance, made the BBC Drama Script Room long-list! They had a record number of entries, and a phenomenal amount to read, so I’m especially pleased – and grateful! As all writers out there know, there’s subjectivity in all of this, too, so I’mContinue reading “A Song & Dance for your details…”
Phew. This summer had roller skates. Creatively, it was wonderful, and then whoosh! There I stood, messy making everywhere I looked, enough mucky creative output to dance in for months! And so. Back to school, while devouring new drama on t’telly, in the wicked playhouses and yet more in those moving picture theatre halls. AndContinue reading “Craft Work and Magic Pennies”
What IS the collective noun for a group of writers? A murder of crows, a sleuth of bears, a flange of baboons and a flight of dragons. Take your pick what would we like? A blot? A tippex (for writers of a certain age)? A row? A bin? But that’s merely an intro… I’m very,Continue reading “Taking the helm of the Rondo Writers’ Group”
I made a film! I’m relentlessly asking people for MONEY! And it’s all about that terrier of a play on quantum mechanics (what? you missed me talking about it? Let me help you out: The heartbeat of an onion, Developing this oniony play – in pictures, and Gnash, gobble, splat: the sounds of a new script hitting the genre wall)Continue reading “Raising cash with Upsy-Daisy & the Quantum Suicide Rifle”
I have been extraordinarily fortunate the last few weeks and months to have great people working with my scripts, and I’m learning (I hope) a great splodge of stuff as I go.