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"utterly convincing portraits of love " Broadway World

" .. strong piece of theatre" Broadway Baby

"emotionally charged and thought-provoking theatre" The Gay UK

"a masterclass on the art of the monologue" Beige

"words always deeply poetic" Views from the Gods

" .. well acted and craftily staged" britishtheatreguide.info

".. thoroughly enjoyable .. have you laughing" All Edinburgh Theatre

"the script is ingeniously structured" All Edinburgh Theatre

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Drama 2015-2017

For current or future work see the home page. For other years see drama 2018-29 and drama 2011-14.


"thoroughly enjoyable ... keep you on your toes ... have you laughing"
All Edinburgh Theatre

He's dying to get rich

In this classic farce wealthy Volpone seeks to become wealthier still, persuading the rich citizens of Venice he is dying, so they will give him presents to become his sole heir.
A new version of the play, with some changes of gender, set in the nineteenth century.
The original production was revived in 2018 by Arbery Productions.

the production the playscript (my adaption)


Kevin Pickering Close to the Bone
August 2018: Bronze Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film in the Queen Palm International Film Festival

Roy in Close to the Bone
a short film from
writer/director Kevin Pickering
producer Lewis Wardrop
commissioned by

More information

Creative Scotland


J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown The Rose and Crown Edinburgh Fringe 2016

J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016

"fine resurrection of a gem...Thoroughly enjoyable!"
edinburghguide.com (pdf)

"well acted and craftily staged"

"carefully builds up an atmosphere"
all reviews

In turns comic, moving and spine-chilling, The Rose and Crown is a rarely performed but powerful one-act play by the Yorkshire playwright best known for An Inspector Calls.
In a working-class pub in post-war 1940s London, a group of drinkers are complaining about their lives when a stranger enters and makes an unusual request.

J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown     The Rose and Crown J B Priestley 2016 copyright Walter Hampson

The same production, for the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group ("The Grads"),
won the Bob Buchanan Salver in the Eastern Divisional Final of the
Scottish Community Drama Association One-Act Festival on 2 April 2016


Alan Ayckbourn's Wildest Dreams appeared as
Austen Skate
Alan Ayckbourn's
Wildest Dreams
at the
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
11 - 14 November

"a compellingly wheezing, sepulchral version of Uncle Fester"
All Edinburgh Theatre


Drama 2011-14



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