Sweet Engineering of the Lucid Mind
Winner of the 2010 Offcut Short Play Award at the Red Lion Theatre, Islington, starring Debra Baker and Simon Nicholas. Subsequently extended into a full-length drama at The Hen & Chickens.
A musical drama set among the auto-plants and dance bars of Detroit, Michigan during the Great Depression of 1936/7, it tells the tale of three main protagonists: Chevrolet Red, a small-time hustler; Beatrice, his girlfriend, a night club singer; and Danny Algary, a country singer and Union agitator. All three are brought together by a restless spirit from the future - Virgil X - the ghost of an assassinated civil rights leader of the sixties. The music is a mixture of swing jazz, rhythm n
2006 Touch Sensitive
A black comedy set in contemporary Sussex, in the country house of Carol Carter, a middle-aged former fashion designer who is unhappily married with two children to IT executive, Philip Beaumont. He is having an affair with her best friend, former model, Hailey Bailey, now working as an escort in Brighton. All of their lives are thrown into turmoil on the sudden, unexpected arrival of Mark Hamilton, Carol
Angel Dust and Dirty Songs
A two-hander cabaret piece. Bald-Headed Bloke is lost and destitute in The City. He is met by Angel. But is she out to save him or destroy him? Twelve original songs. Script and demo CD available.
A musical journey through the streets of London in which homeless urchin Alex is met by an array of characters and situations. Staged by Camden People
Based on the true life memoirs of an eighteenth century travelling player, Charlotte Lowes, this Brechtian musical epic takes us from the industrial revolution of Lancashire through the Irish Rebellion to the Drury Lane of Georgian London...all the time holding up a mirror to the inequalities and troubles of contemporary Britain. How far have we progressed...or not? A sweeping period love story set against political and economic turmoil. Staged in 1986 by The Corner Theatre in Islington, London. And again in 1992 by The Century Theatre of Keswick and taken on a British Council tour of England and India. The first original play to be sponsored for such a tour by The British Council. Short-listed for the Thames Television Plays on Stage Award 1990. Script and demo CD available.
Who Killed Monica Britt
Hen & Chickens 1986: a dark satire on the imagined assassination of Margaret Thatcher, directed by Tony Heywood.
The story of the Hollywood star system from Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle to Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan and its impact on American social mores and politics told in original songs and sketches. Performed at The Latchmere Theatre in 1982. Directed by Lou Stein. Featuring Anita Dobson and Mitch Feral. Script and demo CD available.
1986 - 2010
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