Hells Bells

Hell’s Bells

Released 2012

I wrote this piece for The Sunday Times as Hell’s Bells opened in Edinburgh: In the middle of August, I’ll be going up to Edinburgh to see my own play, Hell’s Bells, at the Pleasance Attic, and it’s going to be quite weird. A small, dark performance space will be focused,…
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The Proceedings of that Night

The Proceedings of that Night

Released 2011

Early in 2011, the designer/director Simon Scullion approached me about staging my short story The Proceedings of that Night, a postmodern-ish kind of ghost story that had been first broadcast on Radio 4 eight years earlier. My initial reaction was that it wouldn’t work (I have terrific instincts in such…
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Freshwater

Released 2009

Virginia Woolf wrote two versions of a play called Freshwater, for home entertainment. It was finally staged in Vanessa Bell’s London studio in 1935. In 2009, at the Charleston Festival, we had a starry “gala” reading of the play as adapted by me, with an astonishing cast, including the entire…
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  • The plot is refreshingly simple, but an atmosphere of suspense builds throughout the production due to the brilliant solo performance given by Martin Miller.

    Charlotte Pegram, What’s On Stage (four stars) on The Proceedings of that Night
  • A short, sharp, high-concept half-hour of ghostly thriller that’s well worth the small investment of time it requires … impressively well staged and acted, it’s like The Ring with a Radio 4 accent.

    David Pollock, The Scotsman (three stars) on The Proceedings of that Night
  • A short, sharp, high-concept half-hour of ghostly thriller that’s well worth the small investment of time it requires … impressively well staged and acted, it’s like The Ring with a Radio 4 accent.

    David Pollock, The Scotsman on The Proceedings of that Night
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