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

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

Final Roker Park date added after sell-out tour

  Wednesday 8 Oct 2014 The recent tour of I Left My Heart In Roker Park was an incredible, resounding, unexpected success! With runaway ticket sales, and fantastic feedback and responses from all the audiences. From an original line-up of 5 performances, we eventually increased to 10 as the 'house full' signs continued to be … Continue reading Final Roker Park date added after sell-out tour