York based theatre company Wildgoose Theatre, in conjunction with Script Yorkshire, put out a call for scripts for their ‘3 or 4 for 1 or 2’ strand of performances.
In October 2017 I was lucky enough to have a play I wrote with Anna Rose James performed by York Settlement Community Players.
I was approached by Matthew Wignall of Off The Rock Productions to write a short script for an upcoming evening of five contemporary tales of the supernatural, each by a different writer and director.
I was honoured to have a short play I wrote featured at Script Yorkshire’s David Nobbs Tribute Evening in Leeds.
When I was approached by Mark France of Well Fangled Theatre to produce and perform music for his production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, I jumped at the chance.
My first real stage acting role – for the rather excellent Off the Rock Productions – was in fact, three roles in one evening.
Every year, Script Yorkshire hold a scriptwriting competition called Script Factor. It’s open to anyone, usually has a theme and this year I heard about a last minute cancellation and snuck onto the bill of the York event.
This project represented a number of firsts – my first time working with York’s Off The Rock Productions and my first stage acting role.
I’ve long admired actors. Working ‘behind the scenes’ in the theatre and watching how they turn some pages of dialogue into almost-real people is magical to me.
Once again I was fortunate enough to be invited to work with Hedgepig Theatre. This time, on their adaptation of The Maids by Jean Genet, a twisted tale of two murderous sisters.