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Knaresborough Wind In The Willows

So here’s something I got up to this summer… I just created this video (last night) to keep the memories of this extraordinary project alive – let me know what you think! 1 mile. 34 performers. 24 sell-out shows. 8 giant ducks. 6 weasels to avoid. 1 mole. 1 badger. 1 rat. 1 enormous party. […]

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Performance Practical Tips & How-Tos

Page to Stage: Adapting a Book into a Play (Part 2)

The first stages of bringing my book, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the stage involved discussing the themes, simplifying the complexity of the book, writing, and re-writing. In this blog, I’ll talk about raising funds, planning, finding the team and starting rehearsals. In case you missed the first part of this post, you can read […]

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Performance Practical Tips & How-Tos

Page to Stage: Adapting a Book into a Play (Part 1)

Being an author and theatre director, I spend a lot of my time either writing about fictional worlds or bringing them to life on stage. The perfect combination? Adapting my own book into a play! I’m currently in the process of bringing my first book in The Firebird Chronicles series, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the […]

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Wind in the Willows

I’m excited to be the writer and director for this new journey based, community performance of Wind in the Willows. Meet Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger on the banks of the River Nidd. Beginning at the castle, this charming production will take audiences on a journey through fantastic river scenery, past giant puppet ducks, through Badger’s secret den, culminating in a […]

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The Vampire Experiment

Fright Night 2013 A storytelling performance at Knaresborough Castle. As the audience travelled around the grounds, they hunted for ‘The Man In The Black Coat’. Brave souls taking part in the experiment had to choose how to deal with the vampire in their midst – would they kill him or look into his eyes? “People of all […]