My Plays Produced and Fiction published and performed

PLAYS PRODUCED: (stories published see below).

2018 February: My ‘musical’ show HERE’S A HOW-DE-DO (Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble Sing Gilbert and Sullivan) is shortly to be published by StageScripts Ltd. 

The show is a revised version of A Wilde Affair which Michael Lunts and Susan Flannery extensively toured the UK between 2006-2008. Comment: ‘An excellent entertainment…an hilarious evening’ Newbury Weekly News – Hungerford Festival Review.

2017: ELLEN (monologue) long-listed (in 10% of top 1,136 entries) for HERETIC VOICES / ARCOLA THEATRE project.

2017. November. My short piece DROWNINGS performed as part of the ‘Best of Bolton’ programme at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

2017: NEW: HERE’S A HOW-DE-DO (Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble Sing Gilbert and Sullivan + we learn of Laetitia Prism’s incredibly extraordinary life!) Michael Lunts and Collette Kelly have non-exclusive agreement to perform the show. Anyone else interested in performing are invited to make contact (

Here’s How-De-Do is the product of an extensive rewrite and re-creation of my show A Wilde Affair, toured between 2006- 2008 by Michael Lunts and Susan Flannery in over 50 UK venues and also in some in Australia.

2017 June 3rd: 1st performance of RECITAL performed at Caterham Festival by The Another Way Theatre Company.  SYNOPSIS: ‘Temperamental’ Gillian is a concert platform singer. ‘Boring’ Trevor her pianist. They’re on tour. She has a sore throat. She has a concert tonight. But Trevor has broken his wrist! They desperately try to find another pianist. No one is available. By the end, Trevor has done his back in and can’t stand up straight, and Gillian can’t speak. Disaster!

2018 – 2014: A FAMILY AFFAIR performed in UK, Australia, Ireland. Published and represented by Stage Scripts Ltd

2017 February: RECITAL to be published by STAGE SCRIPTS LTD.

2016 June: THE TOUCH OF A BUTTERFLY’S WING long listed for the PAPATANGO Competition. Feedback from readers was that: A strong, heartfelt piece of writing exploring difficult and pertinent themes. Bernard’s character is totally affable and well-drawn, which makes the reveal at the end all the more tragic, and allows us to explore a complicated issue from several sides. Dialogue is strong, and the piece is well-paced. Congratulations for tackling such difficult themes.  


2015 November: WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SINGING TONIGHT! performed by Quids-In Theatre Company, Aberdeen as a ‘Lunchbox’ show.

2015 September: WINSTON BROWN (monologue) performed as part of PAINES PLOUGH’S NOT-TOO-TAME ROUNDABOUT season at THE LOWRY, SALFORD / MANCHESTER. 

2013: WOMEN’S VOICES (about a feminist a cappella choir) by Susan K Monson and Christopher Owen premiered 16th – 19th October as part of the Manchester (Women in Comedy) Festival, produced by the Manchester based New Live Theatre Company. Cast: Kerry Leigh, Sean Fitton, Hilly Barber, Victoria Kerr, Betty Webster, Parisa Nikkhah-Eshghi and Una Love.  Director: Clare Barry. Producer: Paul Kenney. For poster details CLICK HERE

Click here for WV EXTRACTS

2012 / 2013 / 2014: A PARSON’S TALE: tour of North West UK by New Live Theatre Company, Manchester, starring Bob Young. Director: Paul Kenney. A Parson’s Tale previously was toured by Christopher Owen in the UK and Gulf between 1995 & 2004.

May 2012: BEWARE! DANGER ZONE! One Act Comedy on Health and Safety. First performed in 2012 by Cranwell Amateur Theatrical Society at the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association Festival of One-Act Plays, Lincolnshire 2012. Click to download EXTRACTS: BEWARE! DANGER ZONE! EXTRACTS

2011: STILL WATERS A 5 minute comedy sketch. 1 M 2F.Winner of the Lost Theatre Five Minute Festival 2012. Subsequently performed by the New Venture Theatre, Brighton. Adapted to a short film in 2014

2006 – 2008: A WILDE AFFAIR. (Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble In Concert). Toured the UK with Susan Flannery and Michael Lunts between 2006 and 2008. It also played in Australia. Comment: ‘An excellent entertainment…an hilarious evening’ Newbury Weekly News – Hungerford Festival Review. Click to download EXTRACTS: A WILDE AFFAIR EXTRACTS

1995 – 2004: A PARSON’S TALE Toured extensively throughout the UK and in the Gulf States between 1995 – 2004.’Hilarious. Involves the whole audience. By the end of the evening it felt we were taking leave of a dear friend’ – Lichfield Mercury. CLICK HERE FOR A PARSON’S TALE EXTRACTS

2000: RIGHT HO, WODEHOUSE! Toured the UK extensively between 2000 and 2004. Based on the writings of PG Wodehouse with songs by Jerome Kern and Ivor Novello. ‘Absolutely spiffing’ – D. Telegraph.

First performed at Theatre Space, The Oval, Kennington, Chats Palace Homerton, London.

Comedy material for the revue at Kennedy’s Downstairs, King’s Road, Chelsea.

on Employment Equality and on Youth and Alcohol.

1973: WHAT!
a revue – music and lyrics by Alan Mason and Diana Bishop, performed at the Howff, Chalk Farm, London.

performed at Crewe Theatre and Keele University.


1989: FACADE. 90 MINUTE Screen on Two BBCTV.
Producer: Louis Marks.  Director: Warris Hussein. To star: John Gielgud.  The production finally pulled due to lack of American money.



2017. Autumn. My story THE DROWNINGS published by The Binnacle, the Literary Journal of Coastal Maine at the University of Maine at Machias.

April 2017HERMENEUTIC Chaos Journal (Sidney, Australia) comment of my story DROWNINGS: ‘DROWNINGS presented to us a narrative landscape stunningly wrought with haunting imagery and beautifully crafted language.’

November 2016: AMERICA AWAITS US, MY LOVELY was published on Seren Books website for the month of  November 2016.

May 2015. THE BALLAD OF CARMIL FORESTER now published in print Issue 4 of Valve Journal.(Glasgow). To buy CLICK HERE   

June 2014. DUNCAN is published in June 2014 issue of The Irish Literary Review. To read for free CLICK HERE

‘I loved DUNCAN, the saddest tale, imprisoned by caution, everything shrinking, brilliant end. I like the dry voice and the relentlessness of it!’ Chris Buckton, writer, education consultant.

‘So good and so sad. Very atmospheric.’ Carolyn Pertwee, writer, actor, director.

March 2014. DYE IT RED, SHE SAID is in the latest issue of Smoke London Peculiar – a great edgy off-the-wall magazine. My story is free to read CLICK HERE  Or on Smoke’s website HERE

18th February 2014. FACEBOOK FRIEND & I’M DYING, EGYPT published in the Neon Literary Magazine Issue 37. To Buy CLICK HERE With writing by Paul Bavister, Shanalee Smith, Noel Williams, Christopher Owen, Tracey S Rosenberg, Erric Emerson, Meg Eden, and Joe Evans

January 2014: Final Chapters Anthology published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in which my story An Honourable Life is included is now available for purchase from the publisher’s website CLICK HERE 

2014: AN HONOURABLE LIFE (short story)to be re-published in an anthology ‘Final Chapters’ by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

16TH MAY 2012. AN HONOURABLE LIFE (short story) won 1st prize in the Dying Matters Coalition Final Chapters Writing Competition. The story read out at the ceremony by actor Barbara Flynn, and published in the anthology Final Chapters by Dying Matters Coalition. ISBN 978-1-898915-93-5. To read AN HONOURABLE LIFE CLICK HERE:AN HONOURABLE LIFE

20th MAY 2012: THE CAMEL’S BACK (short story) read by Amanda Hadingue at White Rabbit’s ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably’ event at the Secret Garden Pub, Battersea Park Road, as part of the Wandsworth Festival.

27th MAY: ANTHONY AND MONICA (short story) read by me at StoryTails storytelling event at The Three Crowns Pub, Stoke Newington.

Long / Short Lists:

A Cuppa Tea and a Kit Kat’ in the long list of 16 submissions for the Felixstowe Festival Short Story Competition 2015.

‘Play Up and Play the Game’ in the top 50 of 400 submissions for the London Story Competition 2015.

Further comments:

Re: ‘An Honourable Life’, ‘How Are You Doing?’ and ‘The Crow’: ‘They are sensitive and engaging and I have enjoyed reading them very much’. Penny Thomas, Fiction Editor. Seren

 Re: ‘Recital’: ‘Hilarious’. The Mark Twain Humour Contest USA 2015.

‘We really enjoyed your stories — Dr Reynolds’ Mother and An Honourable Life.’ Anne McDonnell of Pewter Rose Press.