Wednesday
Nov232016

DOUBLE JEOPARDY ON STAGE

Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler hated each other on sight and then sat down together to write the screenplay of DOUBLE INDEMNITY, the greatest film noir of all time. But then nothing is black and white in this tale except the movie itself...

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.

Wednesday
Nov232016

THE LOVES OF MARS AND VENUS

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!

Thursday
Oct132016

RAPUNZEL

Working with the hugely talented Kinny Gardner on the script of the latest Krazy Kat show Rapunzel. Details of the tour can be found on the Krazy Kat website.

Thursday
Sep152016

CLASSIC CHANDLER

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.

Saturday
Aug202016

DEVIL IN THE BELFRY: RECORD REVIEW

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.

Thursday
Aug182016

CHANDLER REPEATS

Radio 4 Extra are also repeating my two plays about Raymond Chandler in Hollywood.

Double Jeopardy

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.

Strangers on a Film

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

Wednesday
Aug172016

PIGLAW

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.

Details on the BBC website.

Friday
Jul292016

MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE

MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE By Graham Greene

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

Thursday
Jul072016

OBLOMOV

Oblomov starring the great comedy team of Toby Jones and Trevor Peacock directed by Claire Grove is back on Radio 4 Extra

Monday
Jun132016

SKETCHES BY BOZ

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.