Paddy Gormley’s wide-ranging interests include writing, presenting, teaching, philosophising and facilitating by way of Socratic Dialogue.
His writing guide, Language with Altitude, was published in April 2023.
His long-standing interest in the metaphysics and evolution of ideas has led him to develop his own models for the creative process, which he applies in many aspects of his work.
Paddy’s technical skills include sound design and audio editing. He has created a sound booth that delivers studio quality audio using pro mics. Recent projects include a full digital audio recording of his verse play 2020 Visions, with a cast of five actors and music recorded specifically for the project.
Besides being a long standing member, Paddy was AWL Web Co-ordinator from 2001-2004, then became Chairman from 2004-2008. He continues to serve AWL as Web Developer (he created the database that powers this website), Rehearsal Photographer, Data Controller (ICO registered since 2007) and Correspondence Co-ordinator.
OSO Barnes February 2019, directed by Maurice Thorogood
Belinda / Natasha / Lucy: Olivia Busby
Alec 20, 40 & 60: James Price
Ros: Georgia Riley
Alec 80: Mansel David
The Social Climber
(adaptation of Le Bourgeois gentilhomme) Logos Theatre Company, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, directed by Kenneth Michaels (premiere production 2011)
Hamlet: Tragedy of a Fat Man
One-man show for Simon Fisher-Becker, directed by Kirsty Bennett, Etcetera Theatre 2002 and tour
Rehearsed reading at Bridewell Theatre 2002: Rosalind Adler, Peter Luke Kenny and Clive Ward, directed by Kirsty Bennett
Stage play adapted for radio: digital audio recording produced by Paddy Gormley and Maurice Thorogood for 2020 Productions
Ros: Georgia Riley
Lucy: Sarah Lawrie
Natasha: Sophie Morris-Sheppard
Belinda: Olivia Busby
Alec: Maurice Thorogood
The Wold Wide Web
A play for radio: studio recording 2010: Martin Cort, Clive Ward & Camilla Mathias, directed by Simone Vause with sound design by Milos Drndarevic
16 talks for radio on the question of whether the material world actually exists
Six talks about the creative power of radio
Bonny and Read
by Claire Novello, with music by Frederick Appleby: Novanda Productions, OSO & Brockley Jack, 2020
Revenge: The Horror Cabaret
by Rachael Bellis: Pleasance Islington, 2020
Plays by Carolyn Pertwee: Rare Fortune, OSO, 2020
Plays by David Hampshire, Tom Jensen, Carolyn Pertwee, Nicolas Ridley & Sally Sheringham: Rare Fortune, OSO, 2020
Round and Round The Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn: Rare Fortune, OSO, 2020
Murder On Cue
by Robin Miller: Rare Fortune, OSO, 2019
by Charlie Dupré: OSO, 2019
by Paddy Gormley: 2020 Productions, 2019
A Boy Called Porro
by Penny Culliford: Tricolore, Pleasance Islington, 2019
by Claire Novello: Chapel Playhouse, 2019
by Robin Marchal, Theatre503, 2018
by Robin Miller: Rare Fortune, OSO, 2018
Dear Chocolate Soldier
by Kate Glover: Historia, CAA, 2018
Plays by Nicolas Ridley
Drowning on Dry Land
by Alan Ayckbourn: Bournyack Productions, Wimbledon Studio, 2017
Society of Women Writers & Journalists
Short plays by SWWJ members, directed by Martin Cort, CAA, 2017
by Penny Culliford: Tricolore, Pleasance Islington, 2015
If As We Were Walking
by Nicolas Ridley: CAA, 2014
by Robin Miller: CAA, 2013
Deviser / facilitator
Paddy Gormley’s weekly philosophy class for homeless people at Crisis UK (2005 - 2018)
Speak with My Voice
Workshop leader / teacher
An annual creative writing & music event at Deptford Reach by the Create UK charity
Art vs Rehab
Hannah Hull’s series of workshops (2012) in which artists and others working the field of mental health explore ways of achieving positive outcomes by encouraging and enabling artistice self expression
A half day workshop for the 2010 national conference of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists
Deviser / teacher
Paddy Gormley conducted weekly evening classes in various aspects of creative writing at Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts (c. 1999 - 2004)
Old Possum’s Book of Fat Cats
Paddy Gormley predicted the rise of cut-throat competition in the formerly cosy domain of professional partnerships, using light-hearted but extremely mordant recitations of his own comic verse. Venues included City of London Guildhall ( for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and countless Law Society dinners, conferences and partnership retreats
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