Thespian Japery pt 2

I’ve been showing off again in front of a paying audience. This time it was a serious play (a world premiere, no less) of an account of Sir Isaac Newton’s time at the Royal Mint and his less than scrupulous methods of prosecuting an elusive master counterfeiter. Continue reading Thespian Japery pt 2

Busy, busy…

Having decided in January that I would post more stuff during 2016, March has so far been a bit of a barren patch. That’s not particularly because I haven’t done anything, more the fact that I’ve been busy with other things. I’ve submitted a couple of poems to a competition organised by my writing group (which will eventually pop up here) and started to build … Continue reading Busy, busy…

My Laurel & Hardy Sketch: Piano Movers

This is a scene I wrote for our last youth theatre production in Summer 2015. I’d already built the fake piano for our Copacabana show and wondered how we could make use of it again. Hmmm… I became a┬áLaurel and Hardy fan due to seeing their short films on British kids’ TV back in the 70s & early 80s. We happened to be on holiday … Continue reading My Laurel & Hardy Sketch: Piano Movers

The Creative Impetus is Dead; Long Live the Creative Impetus…

For the past four and a half years I’ve helped to run a youth theatre group that specialises in musical theatre. It was my wife’s group really; she did all the major organising and ultimately she was responsible for whether it was successful or failed. In the end, that responsibility (and the ongoing worry that we wouldn’t have enough kids to make the productions work … Continue reading The Creative Impetus is Dead; Long Live the Creative Impetus…