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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  • This short play was very well written and acted, and the audience got a great sense of the isolation of the reader alone in the studio on a dark and stormy night. His fantastic story-telling had the whole audience captivated from start to finish, resulting in a slightly stunned silence at the end of the performance.

    Three Weeks (four stars) on The Proceedings of that Night
  • Altogether, this play just clicks. It’s short, concise, funny, well thought out and well performed. What more could you ask from a show at the fringe?

    Sans Taste theatre blog (four stars) on The Proceedings of that Night
  • Altogether, this play just clicks. It’s short, concise, funny, well thought out and well performed. What more could you ask from a show at the fringe?

    Sans Taste theatre blog (four stars) on The Proceedings of that Night
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