Writer

My writing credits began with The Dig, a two act comedy for The Cambridge Theatre company, back in 1989 but I started writing seriously in the mid-Nineties when I got a commission to write one of the old half hour, self-contained episodes of The Bill. I then went onto write hour long episodes of the series in the new format and from there onto Casualty. Over the last ten years I have been commissioned to write a variety of scripts including; Mancini’s Empire for LWT, One Inch Of Heaven for the BBC, Roeg’s Rage for Chrysalis, Wired, for the BBC comedy department, plus episodes of Doctors,and Holby City for the BBC.


Theatre Credits

NADYA – 2015. A play about Stalin’s second wife, Nadya Alliluyeva, which was given a rehearsed reading at The Park in London with a cast including Michelle Terry, Stephen Tompkinson, Phyllis Logan, Shaun Prendergast, Dominic Mafham, Rupert Holiday Evans, David Robb and Jamie Foreman.

THE LIBERTY TREE  – 2015. Writer/Director. A two act comedy juke-box musical inspired by the work of Erwin Piscator produced by Public Domain Productions at The Cockpit Theatre in London as a community/trade-union theatre project.

DEFIANCE –  2014. A two-act drama written as part of the Script6 programme. Performed at The Space, London, in June 2014 and published in an anthology of new plays by Play Dead Press.

PEGGY RAMSEY FOUNDATION – 2015.  A substantial grant from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation to make a research trip to Moscow and Georgia for a play about Stalin’s private life. Followed by a second substantial grant from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation, to further develop Nadya after the 2015 reading (see above).

SCRIPT6 NATIONAL PLAYWRITING AWARD Run by The Space Theatre in London, the Script6 national playwriting competition enabled six up-and-coming playwrights to write a brand-new full-length play through a programme of workshops and script development.

PUBLIC DOMAIN                             Artistic Director – Founded Public Domain Productions with Producer Kerry Irvine to facilitate and produce projects of creative activism.

MILLENNIUM MYSTERY PLAYS       Artistic Director of the Blockley Millennium Mystery Plays (1997-2005), a large scale community theatre project in the N. Cotswolds.

THE DIG – 1990. Co-Writer. The Cambridge Theatre Company. National Tour.


Theatre Scripts Currently in Development

THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A FINANCIAL ANALYST – Satirical political farce.

DEFIANCE – Rewrite of the Script6 project as a monologue.


TV Writing Credits

HOLBY CITY x 4 Episodes                               BBC TV

CASUALTY x 4 Episodes                                  BBC TV

THE BILL x 4 Episodes                                    Talkback Thames/ITV

DOCTORS x 2 Episodes                                   BBC TV

MANCINI’S EMPIRE x 1 Episode + Bible           LWT

PUKE FICTION 2 x 1 Episode + Bible                C4

ONE INCH OF HEAVEN x 1 Episode + Bible       BBC TV

ROEG’S RAGE x 1 Episode + Bible                    Chrysalis

THE HUB Bible/Budget/Schedule                        Chameleon TV/Grey Cat Productions/ITV

WIRED x 1 Episode & Bible                               Above The Title Productions (Radio)


Film/TV Scripts Currently in Development

Television:

HARDWIRED – 6 x 60’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

Nothing To Fear – 6 x 60’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

RUNNING IN THE FAMILY6 X 30’ series. 1 Episode + Bible.

GOOMBAH  – 6 x 60’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

POLICE & THIEVES – 6 x 50’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

Feature Film:

NO ONE THERE – Ghost/Horror

HUMAN RESOURCES – Sci-Fi Comedy Satire


 

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8 thoughts on “Writer

  1. Just watching Lovejoy and having a nip about on the web, very interesting website and had no idea you had done so many different things, brill.

  2. I often relate my Favourite tv shows and songs to comfort food for my mind , it evokes memories of pleasure and pain , of days long past , and means so much to us ,to the generation that lived through those particular moments in our lives, though also being conscious that to another generation waiting in the wings that they cannot mean as much , what a bittersweet journey this life is.

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