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Austensibility raises funds for Wales Air Ambulance Charity

Two performances of Austensibility by Llandinam Drama Group in May 2017 helped to raise £500 for Wales Air Ambulance Charity.            

Change of Publisher for some plays

Four of my One Act plays ( The Worst Day of My Life, Mr Perfect, The Spy Who Came in for the Phone & When a Man Knows) previously published by New Theatre Publications, are now published by Stagescripts Ltd. Another two previously unpublished plays (Accommodation Haunted & Bright Lights) have been added to the Stagescripts Ltd catalogue. All enquires regarding scripts and performing rights should be made directly to Stagescripts Ltd. (A link to their web site appears on the synopsis page on this site for each of the six plays).  

Celebrating Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen in 1817. My dramatised reading Austensibility will join the celebrations, having been chosen for private readings by Jane Austen Societies in the USA, Canada and Australia, and public performances by drama groups in Oxfordshire, Kent, West Yorkshire and Wales.

New One Act Play Bright Lights

Following its first performance by the Mercators in the S.C.D.A. One Act Festival in February 2016, my latest play is now available. It’s a caustic comedy with three substantial roles.


My latest Dramatised Reading, celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen and premièred at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now available. 

Amore - The Romantic Poets

A recent addition to my Dramatised Readings featuring three of the most famous (and sometimes infamous) poets of the early 19th century English romantic movement, Byron, Shelley and Keats, 

World première for Accommodation Haunted and performance number One Thousand!

October 2013 saw the first performance of "Accommodation Haunted" by Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble, Ontario, Canada. The second of their two performances also reached the milestone of a total of one thousand worldwide performances of all my plays. 

New One Act Play Accommodation Haunted is now available

I've always fancied doing a ghost story... and this is it. I had intended to do something very serious, but it ended up as a comedy for one man and three women, although it does have its darker moments. The simple setting is a small office. The one male character and one of the female characters are major roles who are on stage for most of the play. The other two female roles are smaller, but both have their moments.

Bright Lights

Poster for Llandinam Drama Group’s production of Austensibility

From the première performance of Bright Lights at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh.
(Photo courtesy of Walter Hampson)