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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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The Pajama Game . . . thoughts on the show (not a review!)

The Nuffield, Southampton Operatic Society, 24 June 2017 Last night I went to see the Pajama Game. First on stage in the 1950s, this shows tell the story of a group of workers seeking a pay rise in a factory. … 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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Mary Rose Unbroken

I am writing a play about the Mary Rose. This is exciting on so many levels, not only because it’s a new play (yah!), but also because it’s Arts Council funded, and I get to wear my history nerd hat … 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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Beauty and the Beast – Northern Ballet – Mayflower Theatre

This is a stunning show running until the end of the week at the Mayflower. I’ve written a review for the Porstmouth News which I’ll link in as soon as it’s published. In the meantime, watch this ballet if you … Continue reading

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The Wipers Times, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Salisbury Playhouse, Nov 2016.

The Wipers Times – world war one play, set in Ypres. Well, this is the first time that I can ever remember that I’ve left a show at the intermission. I was so looking forward to seeing this piece, not … Continue reading

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Wind in the Willows – Mayflower Southampton Nov 2016

A quick link to my review for the Portsmouth News.

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