Pride & Prejudice – Four Part Audio Adaptation

For months I’ve been working on this mammoth project – from making a rash decision to adapt the novel for audio, to finding myself directing, producing and editing a four hour, four episide production with a cast of 19, it’s been a year in the making. And it finally went live on Thu 16 December…

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Photography: Bette & Joan

I was absolutely delighted to be asked to shoot the artwork photography for White Cobra’s upcoming tour of Anton Burge’s Bette & Joan a little earlier this year. The play, based on the true story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s feud on the set of film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? features Victoria Miles…

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Scriptly Writing Challenge

Because I don’t have enough to do at the moment, I decided to sign up to a writing challenge! I’ve been putting off writing for ages – I revist old scripts and make a few tweaks here and there but in terms of something new I’ve rather been stuck in a rut. Not that the…

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Looking on the bright side?

So apparently I haven’t written a blog post since May. It’s now almost August, so perhaps I should dust off the keyboard (like I haven’t been glued to my laptop most of each and every day since this sodding pandemic started…) and fire up the old brain cells. Lettuce. They’re “ornamental” Life is busy. I’m…

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REVIEW: Being Mr Wickham – Original Theatre Company

Adrian Lukis stars in this one man memoir of one of literature’s most infamous rogues Adrian Lukis, who famously played Mr Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, brings to life the rake himself once more in Being Mr Wickham, only this time it’s his 60th birthday, we’re now in Victorian England,…

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A Novel New Project – an Update

Last time, I talked a little covertly about my ongoing project – it was still very much in superdraft phase, filled with errors and miles too long, and I didn’t honestly see it going anywhere. Now it seems, it has LIFE. I left you last time with the knowledge that I was in talks for…

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A novel new project – adapting for performance

WHY NOT, I THOUGHT, WHEN I WAS STARING AT ONE OF MY DOG EARED COPIES OF MY FAVOURITE BOOK, IT CAN’T BE THAT HARD, CAN IT? Thanks to Covid, my usual creative output of playing with other actors in freezing cold rehearsal studios has been somewhat curtailed, but my brain appears to be incapable of…

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Intermission Interviews | Lou Chawner

This week, we’re talking to Actor, writer and comedian, Lou Chawner Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre Lou Chawner Photo credit: Becki Cockcroft As an actor, my first few shows were with a local group, the Duston Players and I did my first three plays with them. More recently I have…

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Intermission Interviews | John Myhill

This week, we’re talking to Actor and Director John Myhill Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m involved with a few groups in different capacities – my original group was Duston Players and for them I’m Treasurer as well as acting, writing and directing, though not at the same time. I…

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Intermission Interviews | April Pardoe

This week, we’re talking to April Pardoe, legend of the Northampton Community Theatre scene. Photo credit: Benji Dotan Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m an actor, I work primarily with Masque Theatre and Playhouse but also have been lucky enough to work with Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, White Cobra Productions,…

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