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Best original play award for Everybody’s Dying to Meet You

Winning the Scott Salver at the finals of the 2023 SCDA One Act Festival in Stirling, the fourth time I’ve been awarded this trophy.

Off the Record

I've added another new one act comedy to my catalogue. This script only requires two actors (1m, 1f), is easy to stage, and would be ideal for an evening of entertainment. This play was originally named “Title Deeds”, but I had a change of mind. More details can be found in One Act Plays.

Everybody’s Dying to Meet You in my New One Act play

I’ve added a new one act comedy to my catalogue. It’s not only my first all-women play, it’s also my first play set in a cemetery. More details can be found in One Act Plays.

Three more awards for When a Man Knows

Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society were runners-up at the Quarter Finals of the Central Division of the All-England Theatre Drama Festival, also winning best director, best actor plus a nomination for best actress.

When a Man Knows wins two drama festivals

Llandinam Drama Group’s production wins Best Overall production and Best Individual Performance trophies at the Montgomeryshire regional Round of the Drama Association of Wales One Act Drama Festival.

Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society’s production wins the Stoke on Trent round of the All-England Theatre Drama Festival, also taking the award for Best Director.

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 Another two previously unpublished plays (Accommodation Haunted & Bright Lights) have been added to the Stagescripts Ltd catalogue.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 marked the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen in 1817. My dramatised reading Austensibility joined the celebrations, and was 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.

Llandinam Drama Group’s production of Austensibility

Cheadle A.T.S. - Treble trophy winners!

Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society - Treble Trophy Winners! Llandinam Drama Group - Austensibility Winning award for best original play entered in the 2023 SCDA One Act Play Festival