Theatre

Mortem Post

An actor friend called Matthew Scurfield was a member of the repertory theatre company in Barrow-in-Furness. At one...

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Dash – Slap

A post that deals with some concerns evident in ‘Dash Dash Dash’, a series of shows I wrote and directed in 2010 There...

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The Appeal

The Appeal

In 1983 Lumiere & Son Theatre Company was comissioned to make a short film for the flagship Channel 4 arts...

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Lumiere & Son

Lumiere & Son

Lumiere & Son Theatre Company was founded in 1973 by Hilary Westlake and David Gale. It was based in London....

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Tip Top Condition

Tip Top Condition

In late 1973 Hilary Westlake and I were commissioned to supply in-foyer diversions for a Henry Cow concert at London's...

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What Did De La Warr?

What Did De La Warr?

an unfinished monologue commissioned for a celebration to mark the completed refurbishment and re-opening of the De la...

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A Clip of Roy

A Clip of Roy

In this clip we see a number of the protagonists from 'In the Bosom of Roy' (Show #1 in the Dash Dash Dash series)...

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Jokes

Jokes

A 'lecture' commissioned by Forced Entertainment for 'Marathon Lexicon' (2003) I like a laugh, me. I'd do anything for...

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Natural Born Lear

Natural Born Lear

a playlet written for theatre design students at Wimbledon College of Art (2003) (see an introduction to this playlet...

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Popeye

Popeye

This playlet is an adaptation of certain aspects of King Lear, written in 2003 for theatre design students at...

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The Mood Lounge

The Mood Lounge

The playlet was derived from themes in 'The Tempest'. Allusions may also be detected to the classic science fiction...

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Red Devils (2006)

Red Devils (2006)

The playlet is the result of subtracting everything apart from the blood from the text of Webster's 'The White Devil'....

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Studio Tour

Studio Tour

A response to Webster's 'The White Devil', in which themes of infidelity, plotting and revenge are transposed to a...

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Elsinore Hotel

Elsinore Hotel

(see introduction to the playlet here) CLAUDIUS What do you call the play?HAMLET The Mousetrap.'Hamlet': Act III Sc 2...

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Ophelia Soiled

Ophelia Soiled

A response to 'Hamlet'. Cast:Hamlet - Christopher NewlandClaudius - Ben MartinOphelia - Jude Smuts HAMLET BEGINS TO...

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The One in the Theatre

The One in the Theatre

THIS RESPONSE TO ELEMENTS OF 'TWELFTH NIGHT' IS BASED ON AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT FOR THE TV SHOW 'FRIENDS'.A SIX-HANDER FOR...

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The Tics

The Tics

This playlet was directly inspired by Martin Arnold's remarkable 12 minute film Passage à l'Acte (1993). The film uses...

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Just the Desserts

Just the Desserts

The play references the 'Hamlet' play-within-a-play but it is not clear, in this version, which is the outer and which...

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In the Bosom of Roy

In the Bosom of Roy

Prior to writing the script hereunder, performed at Wimbledon College of Art in January 2008, I ventilated here my...

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Dash Dash Dash

Dash Dash Dash

Underway: the early stages of a seven month long programme of short plays to be written, produced and presented at the...

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Dash #2: The Flutters

Dash #2: The Flutters

A group of volatile people with poor impulse control spend time together in a room. Some of them leave the room in...

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Dash #3: The Fastness

Dash #3: The Fastness

The characters:Ann - a cricketerPat - a policewomanTod - an actorDan - a documentary film maker THE ACTORS ARE IN...

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Dash #4: Gulch

Dash #4: Gulch

The set designed for this playlet was exceptional. It was dominated by a high window through which shone a blue light....

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Dash #5: Sleet

Dash #5: Sleet

The characters:BobbinTimmyGretchenTrinaSECTION 1: OPENING DIALOGIN THE COURSE OF THE SHOW FOUR LONG SPEECHES ROTATE A...

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Dash #6: Gush

Dash #6: Gush

The characters:Roy - Chris NewlandDean - Gareth BrierleyGina - Jude Barrington-SmutsNina - Abigail Davis GINA I was...

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Dash: Gore

Dash: Gore

A post about 'Dash Dash Dash', a series of shows I wrote and directed in 2010 Further to the material on the releasing...

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Dash: Babble

Dash: Babble

A post about 'Dash Dash Dash', a series of shows I wrote and directed in 2010 The eight month Dash Dash Dash project...

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Dash: Sleet: Bit

Dash: Sleet: Bit

A speech from 'Sleet', the fifth show in the  'Dash Dash Dash' series (March 2010) To get where I am today, Gretchen...

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Jack…the Flames!

Jack…the Flames!

Hilary Westlake and I enjoyed a long and remarkable artistic partnership. For at least ten years, starting in 1972, we...

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