Myself and Alice de Cent have been commissioned by Buxton Our Street (funded by Historic England) to write a piece of interactive audio theatre about the history of Spring Gardens (the town’s main shopping street). We’re working with the incredible talents of Claywell Digital who are going to produce the piece in binaural sound, and load it all on a custom-made app. Participants will then ‘play’ the piece by interacting physically with the location and finding/triggering content by geo-location.
It’s a bit of a new idea and we’re not sure how it will work yet – but look forward to figuring it out!
The, as yet untitled show, will launch in May 2023.
I’m delighted to announce I’m going to be teaching a class on playwriting in Buxton starting in October. This is designed specifically for secondary school and sixth form students, including those with no previous experience of writing or theatre. We’ll start from the very beginning and, over 15 sessions, learn all the basics of playwriting. The course will end with each student writing a scene to be performed by REC Theatre students.
The course is run by REC Theatre – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info 🙂
Congratulations to the team of The Little Prince – my new stage adaptation of Saint-Exupéry’s international best-selling work. The shows run at the Buxton Fringe finished today and received a nomination for Best New Writing and Best Production at the Buxton Fringe Awards ceremony.
The incredible Ashlea Kaye also won Best Actor (Female) for her performance as The Little Prince. Huge congratulations to Ashlea for what was a really entertaining and moving performance.
We’ve had a great time at the Buxton Fringe and some wonderful audiences of adults and kids. It’s been a pleasure to bring such a beautiful work to life.
We’ve just heard None Of The Above (short film written by me, produced by BrotherBrother and directed by Yaz Al-Shaater) has been invited to the BBC Comedy Festival this month in Newcastle. The 5-minute comedy film will feature in a night of comedy shorts chosen by the BBC for an industry panel on Wednesday 11 May.
My short film An Admin Worker At The End Of The World (directed by Yaz Al-Shaater, produced by BrotherBrother) has just played at Birmingham Film Festival and I’m pleased to announce has received an Honourable Mention at the awards ceremony.
We’ve just heard that An Admin Worker At The End Of The World (the short film I wrote with Yaz and Haz Al-Shaater) has just won Best Film at the 2021 Buxton Festival Fringe.
The film was showing throughout this month, along with three other very-short films, including None Of The Above, which I also wrote.
Although the films have been shown at virtual film festivals during the pandemic, this was the first time most of them had been in front of a live audience and it’s great to see people were happy to turn out again to live cinema.
I’m very excited to announce that Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company are going to be producing an online production of my play Nonsense And Sensibility. I wrote the play for the company in 2016 and it had a brief run at the Arts Theatre, London before a brief tour to Buxton and Malvern.
It’s going to be performed by La Sykes and Yaz Al-Shaater and I can’t wait to see how they transfer the Austen farce to Zoom.
It’s going to be performed live online on 25 & 26 March. You can read more and book tickets from https://www.aiawtc.com/nonsense-and-sensibility-online