Finished! More than a year's work. Maybe as much as 1,500 years old. Revenge, seduction and a little bit of magic. First performance, Bedfringe July 2018.
Heloise and Abelard
First performance of this heartbreaking and true story from the 12th century was in July 2015 for the Bedfringe Festival. A love story that has survived in letters for 900 years. A sell-out and well-received.
A Lapful of Windfalls
Episodes in the life of Helen Waddell. It mixes biography, storytelling and a little poetry. Gets the most intense reaction of all my pieces.
The Letters Home of Walter Croft
In 2015 I was commissioned by the Fusilier Museum London to create a performance from the unpublished correspondence of Corporal Croft. This archive of 70 letters from the trenches has only recently been deciphered and transcribed. One young signaller tells his family what he and his comrades are enduring. Inevitably, he was killed at the Somme, but he left this moving account of his steady physical and mental erosion. By the end, one man is lifted clear of the great mass of the dead. Plain language, suitable for most ages. Why not arrange a performance during these years of WW1 commemoration?