Re-opening Bookstory

This has been a long story indeed.  I don’t know when I first came up with the idea for this show. Years ago.  I was looking at a library shelf of out-sized books and started imagining the books as different characters unexpectedly thrust together. We made the show last year after a series of work-in-progress showings … Continue reading

‘Bookstory’ rehearsals in full swing

We are all systems go rehearsing ‘Bookstory’ back on the farm in Suffolk courtesy of Worboys Productions. The team on the farm are Ben Glasstone, Philip ‘Boz’ Bozworth, Gilbert Taylor & Karina Garnett. We open at the Little Angel Theatre on 5th & 6th March as part of their Firsts Festival. To book tickets click … Continue reading

Nonesuch are back from the Farm

So, we’ve just spent a remarkable few days in Suffolk on the (world’s first?) Theatre Farm Retreat set up by Sam Worboys of Worboys Productions, working on BookStory. This culminated in a showing of work-in-progress at Cambridge Junction on 22nd July alongside fellow Retreating companies, Bootworks and Jon Whitten. Aside from devising in a beautiful … Continue reading

BookStory: the pages are turning

I had a busy Christmas directing, composing and writing The Night Before Christmas for Little Angel Theatre.  Here’s a little trailer, doesn’t it look pretty? The show went down a treat and is already being booked for another outing next Christmas. I then had a busy new year getting on top of a very responsible part-time job as music teacher in a local … Continue reading

New Nonesuch show

Look ma, I’m bloggin’ again… I’m currently working with Boz (performer/designer from last year’s Thunder and Coal) on first stage of development of a new Nonesuch show. It’s called BookStory. You could think of it like Toy Story, but with books. The main characters are books on the shelf of an undervisited library. They squabble, … Continue reading

Proud, shattered and hopeful…

We pulled it off. Thunder and Coal played to sold-out houses at Little Angel last week and got great responses. Here are a few of the audience comments (and these aren’t even from my mates): Thank you for tonight, it was wonderful ! So much conveyed with so little …. having been fed a non-stop … Continue reading