Hedley England (producer) and Simone Vause (director) are keen to set up a stage production of my play Double Jeopardy and are hard at work finding suitable venues.
Just about to start work on the script for a fascinating project - the story of the first English ballet, The Loves of Venus and Mars, created by John Weaver in 1717. Very much looking forward to working with Evelyn Nallen (producer/composer), Jenny Miller (director), Chris de Wilde (designer) and Moira Goff (Dance Historian) on this. First performances are planned in Hastings in late February 2017. More details later!
All four of my dramatisations are being broadcast on Radio 4 Extra and are all still available for listening. My personal favourite THE LITTLE SISTER goes out tonight (15th September) and is available for 30 days afterwards.
A thumbs-up on Radio 3's Record Review from Jeremy Sams for the cd of the two Debussy EA Poe operas, where he says he "absolutely adored" Devil in the Belfry.
Here's the link. The review begins at 02.20.
Radio 4 Extra are also repeating my two plays about Raymond Chandler in Hollywood.
with Patrick Stewart as Chandler and Adrian Scarborough as Billy Wilder is heard first at 11.15 am and 9.15 pm on Monday 22nd August. Then on i Player.
Again with Patrick as Chandler and Clive Swift as Alfred Hitchcock is broadcast at 11.15 am and 9.15 pm on Tuesday 23rd August. Then on i Player.
Both were directed by the wonderful Claire Grove
PIGLAW, a play of mine about a mediaeval town which put a pig on trial for murder is being repeated on Radio 4 Extra. Based on an authentic case, it stars Tony Robinson and Christian Rodska.
Dramatised for radio by Stephen Wyatt
With Bernard Cribbins and Philip Jackson. Directed by Marc Beeby
Ten episodes for Fifteen Minute Theatre on BBC Radio 4
August 8th to August 12th and August 15th to August 19th
10.45 am repeated at 19.45 pm. And of course available afterwards on iPlayer
Today BBC Radio 4 Extra has just started a series of repeats of the ten SKETCHES BY BOX dramatisations I did back in the late 90s. The first is The Tuggses at Ramsgate and it's available for another 29 days.
They all have wonderful casts and sparkling direction by Sally Avens. One of my favourite projects.