Glam-rock musical adaptation of Michael Cooper’s autobiography 'Mini & Me'. Music and lyrics by Ben Glasstone. Now grown up, the former child arsonist who was the focus of a 1975 BBC documentary wanders back through time to witness the events that overtook him.
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Half Broken Things
Stage musical, adapted from the award-winning novel by Morag Joss, with music by Elizabeth Charlesworth. When a lonely house sitter, posing as 'lady of the manor', takes in a petty thief and a pregnant runaway, they form a makeshift family, spiralling into a dysfunctional fantasy existence that they’ll go to any length to protect.
Stage musical, based on the award-winning radio play by Jennie Buckman. Music by Anthony Kosky, directed by Tania Azevedo with E15 Acting School students, followed by a concert performance at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. In 1772, Mary Lacy attempts to publish her autobiography ‘The History of the Female Shipwright’, describing her life in the Royal Navy disguised as a man, and falls in love with a married woman.
Stage musical adapted from the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo, commissioned by British Youth Music Theatre. Music by Bella Barlow, directed by Simon Cane. The Scilly Isles, 1914. Gracie and Daniel are warned to stay away from the strange Birdman, who lives on the far corners of their island home of Bryher, but the temptation proves too hard to resist.
Love Me To Death: Ruth Ellis, The Opera
New opera composed by Tom Randle, focussing on the events that led to Ruth Ellis's controversial hanging at Holloway Prison in 1955, starring soprano Gillian Keith. Showcased at the Barbican Pit Theatre and performed at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at The Place.
A film-noir style musical charting a corrupted love affair, inspired by the Henry James’s novel and transposed to 1950s Soho. Music by James Burn. Showcased at the Criterion Theatre. A strapped-for-cash nightclub hostess lends out her sweetheart to her dying friend in a bid to secure her own financial future.
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Stage musical, commissioned by British Youth Music Theatre, staged at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, with music by Elizabeth Charlesworth, directed by Gerard Jones. The First Ladies of history come together to greet the first female President of one of the world’s most powerful countries.
Multi-award winning drama web series, commissioned by RTÉ. A wayward teenager sees a digitally ‘aged’ photograph in the newspaper of a baby who was snatched 14 years earlier, and thinks she recognises herself.
Official Selection, London Short Film Festival. Shortlisted at TriForce Short Film Festival and screened at BAFTA Piccadilly. Short film, directed by Mat Laroche (Chips Films). Two mobile-phone obsessed friends have lost the knack of communicating face-to-face.
Single TV drama/Stage play, longlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Drama Award. A would-be novelist's fragile mental state is pushed to breaking point by the unexpected visit of her childhood friend.
Play. Increasingly disturbed by the noise from her upstairs neighbour, a socially awkward trainee hairdresser begins to lose her grip on reality. Performed at the White Bear Theatre as part of the Only Human micro-festival.
TV comedy-drama, longlisted at the BBC Writersroom drama window. In a bid to turn his life around, a down-on-his-luck driving instructor, back living with his ultra-critical mother, becomes a male escort.
On The Sofa With Martina
One-act stage play, performed at Theatr Clwyd and shortlisted at the Blue Elephant Theatre Play Competition. A chat-show host is forced to confront demons from her past when a washed-up ‘70s pop star, once the object of her teenage desire, is booked to appear on her show.
TV drama about a multi-generational family, set against a backdrop of Northern Soul.
Episode 4 of ‘The Christmas Party’ web series, produced by Lost City Writers. In the run-up to their firm’s Christmas party, two work colleagues meet head-on in the ladies toilets, both wearing the same top and both after the same man.
Short film, produced by Blue Bar Films. A man uses a speed-dating event to exact revenge on the girl who bullied him at school.
Madonna and Me: Misadventures of a would-be pop star
Humorous 1980s-set autobiography. While Madonna’s career is going stellar, an insecure young English singer tries to make her mark on the music business, accompanied by her devoted yet hapless manager.