Theatre, Writing, and Influences

Theatre Writer Writing: Art by Adolla

As Boy with Beer is revived at The King’s Head Theatre nearly twenty-five years after its debut at The Man in the Moon Theatre, I’ve been on the media trail to drum up publicity for the production. Here’s a selection of Questions & Answers about the play, this latest production, and the writing process that first appeared on The Colourful Network website.

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To Buckingham Palace to Visit The Queen

My Royalist mother must have been smiling down at me from her seat on the right-hand side of God, as the taxi arrived 1)Monday, 12th November 2007 to pick me up to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Today 2)Saturday 1st December 2007

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The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment

Years ago, I wrote a one-off TV drama on a fast track programme for budding UK writers, headed by Jane Tranter, then at Channel 5. The story of an up-and-coming actor stalked by a crack-smoking South London cabbie was loosely based on real events. Tranter described it as “dark, disturbing and violent.” And I thought that sounds good to me. But she felt it was not something she could develop. In fact, it scared her half to death, she

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Are Traffic Wardens the most hated people in Britain?

traffic wardens

Traffic Wardens are by far some of the most hated people in Britain according to recent reports. But have you ever wondered what it takes to be one? Meet the ‘bleached blonde black babe’ who patrols the streets of West London’s Notting Hill Gate.

Underneath Portobello Roads flyover lingers the stench of years of damp posters plastered on walls despite the signs proclaiming bill posters will be prosecuted. Excrements from homeless drunks, boxes to keep them warm overnight and

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Useful Links for Writers

useful links for writers

Writers’ resources are hard to find these days. As a budding or even established writer, you might be daunted by the thought of where to go to find useful advice and information to help you ply your art. You can, of course, try annual self-help titles like The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and other similar goodies for a vast list of literary publications, magazines and organisations to help keep you up-to-date and get a handle on your trade.

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Nick Drake Through the Eyes of The Other

It can’t be much fun sharing your name with a famous dead rock star, but Nick Drake came to Goldsmiths’ College and he did not disappoint.

The poet, playwright and novelist turned up at short notice to replace author Jackie Kay who was sick with back trouble. You can generally tell within a minute or two if you’ll like a speaker or not and when our eyes met briefly and he smiled and nodded, I thought, I like

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