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Actors with comdey chops wanted

Beth Symons, pictured in one of her calmer moments above, has got the casting underway for our play A Glass of Nothing. So if this is you, then get in touch with Beth using the email below, or via this site. … Continue reading

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A Glass of Nothing

Just wanted put something on here about a comedy I’m working on for the Brighton Fringe Festival next year. Last year I went to see a rehearsal for a production and grew fascinated by watching an actor drink endlessly from … Continue reading

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Reading Jan 7th Poetry Cafe

Here’s another Telltale Press event to jolt you into 2016 wide-eyed with wonder. I’ll be reading with Jack Underwood, snapped up by Fabers like a hot kipper, Kitty Coles whose poems are charged with mythic power, plus Cartoon Kid and … Continue reading

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When Love Came To The Cartoon Kid

Last night in Bath saw the official launch of When Love Came to the Cartoon Kid, the Telltale Press pamphlet from Siegfried Baber. Success has many fathers, so I’m delighted to point out that I had a small part, alongside Robin … Continue reading

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Forking paths and unknown territory

Two books can clink against each other like flints. Tho books from the 1940s produced a spark that has set me thinking about the staleness lurking in contemporary writing.  Beguling Borges and his forking paths The first is Fictions (1944) a … Continue reading

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Stanza Bonanza – 25th June, Poetry Café, Covent Garden

I find myself pulling on the jersey for Brighton in a Brighton vs Palmer’s Green event, a ‘Stanza Bonanza’ at the Poetry Café near Covent Garden. Entry’s free and everyone is welcome. It starts at 7:00 and poets will be bludgeoning one another … Continue reading

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Moby Dick in a Paul Smith Window

In the window of Paul Smith in Covent Garden this lunchtime. Not the greatest photograph, but a white whale shaped stapler on a large piece of crumpled blue paper filled the entire window. So elegant and simple. Managed to speak … Continue reading

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Brighton Fringe – Relationship Status: Desperate

In the week or so since I saw Relationship Status: Desperate I have been forcibly reminded of the sheer power of getting off your butt making something happen. Beth Symons, as well as being my new stepdaughter, is also an actress with absolutely natural … Continue reading

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Anything but the kitchen sink

This morning, as I cleaned up some cat sick, I found myself thinking about realism. The sick was still warm and prawny, which is the kind of detail you need if you are going to be realistic. Such details enable … Continue reading

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Theme and variations one and two

Like some kind of ghoul, I am usually unfilmable. And the recordings we made of This Concert will fall in love with you all went wrong in mysterious ways –for example the sound files recorded by Glen Capra were on … Continue reading

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