Rehearsals for my Cookson adaptation begin today

Five years ago I was commissioned to write the stage adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path. It had the full backing of the Cookson Estate, and played at the Customs House theatre in South Shields – birthplace of the author and the setting for many of her novels. Last year it received a revival … Continue reading Rehearsals for my Cookson adaptation begin today

TV’s Nick Cochrane walks the Cinder Path

Pre-production for my play, The Cinder Path, is now well under way, with rehearsals starting in just over a week. The full cast has now been announced. As well as yours truly taking a few small roles, the production boasts appearances from a wide array of top North East talent; actors include Vanessa Karon, Leah … Continue reading TV’s Nick Cochrane walks the Cinder Path

An EGG-cellent writing commission for Easter

The year has been bubbling away gently so far, but now, I'm pleased to say, things are starting to pick up with pace. Last month I reported that my adaptation of Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path is being revived, with producer Leah Bell staging a huge touring production this May and June. That's ticking along … Continue reading An EGG-cellent writing commission for Easter

Another walk down the Cinder Path

Some very exciting news to kick of 2019. Three years ago I wrote the adaptation of Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path, which played at the Customs House theatre in South Shields. I'm pleased to announce that this year it will see a revival, in a much bigger production and touring various venues in the North … Continue reading Another walk down the Cinder Path

The Cinder Path performance workshop in South Shields

Sunday 19 April 2015 After many weeks of writing, and meetings with director and producer Jackie Fielding and Gareth Hunter, today we presented a script-in-hand workshop of the latest draft of The Cinder Path. An invited audience came to the Seafarers Mission building, on the South Shields docks, to see eight actors (including myself) bring … Continue reading The Cinder Path performance workshop in South Shields