"Gets so, nobody's story's true.
Not yours, not mine. But it's all we've got." First and Fiftieth
My writing - drama and fiction - covers many different characters and situations, ranging from the real to the fantastic, from the deeply serious to the slyly comic, from sensitive to offensive.
As a director of theatre, I am still learning my trade.
monthly from NOVEMBER 2021
My version of the classic Latin text The Satyricon is scheduled, after a two year delay, to open in Edinburgh in the autumn of 2022. This fast and funny, filthy and philosophical play will both challenge and entertain the audience as it straddles the first and twenty-first centuries.
The Report is in Bytesize TheatAuditions will be held late spring next year but in the meantime my co-director, Junior Cross, and I are holding monthly workshops based on scenes from the play. starting Sunday 14 November. We're looking for actors any age (18-80), any gender and any ethnicity to take part. If you're interested, you can learn more about the play, the production and how to join us on
In 2020 I was pleased to be directing Noel Coward's masterpiece Hay Fever for
the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group ("The Grads"). This would be the third production (after The Rose and Crown
in 2016 and Volpone in 2017) they entrusted me with and before Covid-19 struck.
Coward's work is deceptive - to create his light comedy requires intense preparation by the actors, who have to give pitch-perfect characterisations - but I was fortunate to have a talented cast who were creating a
memorably frothy and funny production and to have working with me assistant director Vanashree Thapliyal.
The production is now scheduled for May 2022. Uptodate information can be found on the
The Grads website.
Publicity for cancelled 2020 production.
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
"part corporate hearing, part hellish nightmare ... probably worth the ticket price on its own" All Edinburgh Theatre
The Report was in Bytesize Theatre, a trio of online plays from EGTG in this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
The first outing for my 15-minute drama, which won the Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award in 2018.
Not currently available
Some of my short stories are available in audio, including
the two below. See others here.
From Now Until Eternity
After a year apart, a man returns to the woman he loves. Listen/Download
Ten Million Years
Love comes in many forms and may last for aeons . . . Listen/Download
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