Walter Croft (1893-1916)

Heloise.  (1101-64)

Helen Waddell  


Wayland the Smith

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In 2015 I was commissioned by the Fusilier Museum London to create a performance from the unpublished correspondence of Corporal Croft.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 openly tells his family about 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?

      Many thanks to the Fusilier Museum for permission

to share Croft's letters with a wider audience.