A Bear-hug and two fried eggs

Tuesday afternoon 4pm – I perform the play to 150 girls at The Mount Quaker School in York. Myself and Louise Williams, Head of English, hope the girls will imagine the situation if it was their brother, father, cousin, or uncle who was conscripted to fight in the war – or who refused to fight because of their beliefs.
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Suitable for all ages from 6 to 97.

A request was received by Hull Truck Theatre for a complimentary ticket for my play from a Mr. Don Sutherland, a Quaker who had been a conscientious objector in WW2.
He had been involved in setting up agricultural peace communities in Lincolnshire…
could he also sell copies of his memoir about those experiences, and could he join me for the post show discussion? The answer from me was yes yes and yes! Oh – and could I ask how old Don is?  Ninety seven.

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This Evil Thing on Tour

Following its acclaimed run in the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, THIS EVIL THING is now on tour!

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The playscript of THIS EVIL THING is now available! Published by 49Knights, it consists of the full script and description of staging with a foreword by the director, introduction by the author(ahem)and six atmospheric illustrations by Carys Boughton.

The script is available for £10 inc p and p. Order your copy via the Contact Page here.

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Gurgling Giants and A Quaker Gauntlet

Feb. 19th 2017
In the last few weeks I have had three very different performances of THIS EVIL THING – as well as receiving a nudge about going for a walk – a rather long one…

On January 15th I performed in the very small, very lovely but very hot Kempe Studio, Stratford-upon-Avon – with 50 folk crammed in, sitting on IKEA folding chairs, a few rather more plush dining room chairs, and the odd sofa thrown in for good measure. (But a standard ticket price, whether IKEA folding or comfy sofa.)
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Back to earth

As the leaves begin to turn this autumn, so my thoughts begin to turn to next autumn, when I hope to have a tour in place for This Evil Thing (the Edinburgh run of which I have just about recovered from – including putting a little of the weight back on that I shed through 23 sweat-drenched performances). And hopefully a London run, too.

Watch this space.