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City Walk

Back in June, I was involved with a project called City Walk. This was a site-specific performance event, which took place on the streets of Leeds as part of the Ludus Festival . I worked as co-director on the piece … Continue reading

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His Legitimate Booty

Whilst I was at Brighton Fringe, I had a really interesting chat with Mathilda from Fringeguru.com about storytelling and folktales in general. We talked about the way that stories change over the years and become subject to the agendas of … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Dead – Brighton Fringe Review

Many thanks to the brilliant fringeguru.com for a fab review of The Unquiet Dead at Brighton Fringe this year. I had a brilliant time at the festival and I’m looking forward to touring the show in the Autumn. I am … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Dead – preview

Many thanks to fringeguru.com for saying lots of lovely things in this preview of The Unquiet Dead. “Despite the bookish Hendricks Gin programme becoming a fixture, Brighton feels a little light on literary events this year – which is why … Continue reading

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Things to listen to

Over the last few months, I’ve contributed to various recordings as part of ELFM’s Word Salad programme. The shows are a lovely mix of sketches, music, readings and interviews and are held together by resident DJ Peter Spafford. The shows … Continue reading

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Smug Mode

In the interests of showing off, here is a lovely review by Jaye Kearney of my show Be  Prepared. This is based on a performance at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds on March 13th. “Be Prepared”, as titles go it … Continue reading

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Brighton Fringe 2012

I’m going to be telling stories at the wonderful Brighton Fringe again this year. The show this time is The Unquiet Dead – a selection of macabre tales from the golden age of the ghost story. Stories include Lost Hearts … Continue reading

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Be Prepared @ Carriageworks

Hello All, Just a quick post to let you know that I’ll be performing my show Be Prepared at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds on Tuesday 13th of March. It’s a mostly autobiographical storytelling show – ten short tales that … Continue reading

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Shadows

Last year, thanks to a grant from Awards for All, my friend Chris Hoy and I were able to embark on a project together called Shadow Stories. Chris is an experienced shadow theatre artist and specialises in works with Early … Continue reading

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Songs of Spring and Winter

Long ago when I was but a beardless youth, I used to go to Wales every August and work on an open-air Shakespeare production in the village of Llandudoch (St Dogmaels) on the Pembrokeshire coast. The plays took place in … Continue reading

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