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MY WORLD – new adventure

MY WORLD booked for an exciting new adventure I went to look at the next venue for MY WORLD on Friday morning, with composer Tom Guyer. The show has been booked to appear at a conference of ocean / science … Continue reading

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Miss Mary Rose – progress on the Battle of the Solent

I’ve been very busy working on Mary Rose Unbroken. Chronology This week I’ve had to relook at the overall structure. I like to work in word tables, so that I can move section / scenes around really easily. But this … Continue reading

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Making your characters sing

It’s been a good writing day today. I’ve been working through sections of my Mary Rose play asking questions of each scene. For example, what’s the point of this? Who is leading the action? Who is making a decision? That’s … Continue reading

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Bringing time together

Struggling with Mary Rose I’ve been really struggling with the timeline for the play, and how to make that work. Originally I thought about the whole piece as Tudor, and then as contemporary, and then as act one being Tudor … Continue reading

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Lovely lists

I’m not talking about shopping . . .  I am talking about writerly things. Long list – long wait. I have been long listed for Theatre Fest West’s playwright award. I had to send in twenty pages, and then wait … Continue reading

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AMBITION – the most exciting project EVER !!!!!!!!

I’m not really one for exclamation marks, but I am so excited about this project. AMBITION has long been one of my ambitions. (To write an all singing, all dancing, all shiny as you like, musical.) Hampshire Music Service commissioned … Continue reading

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Theatre and fringes: what a ride.

How to be a Girl! enjoyed its debut at the New Theatre Royal. It sold out the studio space and was moved to the main house. Imagine that. The feeling was immense, looking at the empty auditorium prior to performance. … Continue reading

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Looky-look at the poster

I love the poster for How to be a Girl! which was designed by ASR Graphics in Southsea. It’s been really exciting working with NTR on this project, especially seeing this poster on the front of the theatre. I spent … Continue reading

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A sad farewell

After nearly a year-long tour, Five Beaches (a play about D-Day) finished its run in Southwick earlier this month. It was a fitting finale, as the village from which D-Day was launched paid tribute to the fallen, 71 years later. … Continue reading

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