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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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Special & Promotional Stories & The Firebird Chronicles

The Vampire Experiment: The Man In The Black Coat

This is the final monologue in a series of stories being released as separate blogs. They form an account of an experiment performed at Knaresborough castle for Fright Night, Halloween 2013. Investigators travelled around the castle grounds to discover ghosts, who waited, hungry to tell their stories. As you read the accounts, I invite you […]

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Special & Promotional Stories & The Firebird Chronicles

The Vampire Experiment: John Henley

This is the third in a series of monologues being released as separate blogs. They form an account of an experiment performed at Knaresborough castle for Fright Night, Halloween 2013. Investigators travelled around the castle grounds to discover ghosts, who waited, hungry to tell their stories. As you read the accounts, I invite you to […]

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Special & Promotional Stories & The Firebird Chronicles

The Vampire Experiment: Elizabeth’s Story

This is the second in a series of monologues being released as separate blogs. They form an account of an experiment performed at Knaresborough castle for Fright Night, Halloween 2013. Investigators travelled around the castle grounds to discover ghosts, who waited, hungry to tell their stories. As you read the accounts, I invite you to […]

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Special & Promotional Stories & The Firebird Chronicles

The Vampire Experiment: Steven’s Story

The following series of monologues, released as separate blogs over the coming days, form an account of an experiment performed at Knaresborough Castle. Investigators travelled around the castle grounds to discover ghosts, who waited, hungry to tell their stories. As you read the accounts, I invite you to imagine that you are standing where the […]

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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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Illustrated postcards and interactive books!

I got lots of goodies in the post today!  Firstly, some postcards I ordered arrived. Each has an illustrated character from the Firebird Chronicles on the front (drawn by the lovely Sarah Johnson). On the back there’s a quote from that character, taken from the Nemesis Charm. I love how clean and simple they look! […]

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Performance

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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Audiobook now out!

Listen to a clip from the new Rise of the Shadow Stealers audiobook at http://soundcloud.com/user-611756384 Buy your copy from http://www.leodismedia.com Let me know what you think!