Plays

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So far I have written three plays, one of them short, one of them very short, and one of them quite a bit longer… I am currently working on a new play about hypocrisy. It will be given its own page once it has earned it, so check back here for that in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, have a look through my ‘plays’ pages for an insight into the directions I find my mind wandering.

My first full-length play, Molly Eyre, is a social satire about a group of kindergarten mothers who don’t see eye to eye on parenting, or anything else for that matter. The play borrows the main characters and plot elements from three Molière plays – The Imaginary Invalid, The Hypocrite, The Misanthrope – and weaves them together to show how fiction reflects reality, and how reality can also be informed by fiction. Molly Eyre premiers on 10 January 2013 at the Mainfranken Theater in the German city of Würzburg.

Indecent Exposure was one of five pieces to win the English Theatre Berlin’s 2011 ten-minute play competition. The theme was Utopia-Dystopia, and I seized the opportunity to explore the great German belief that to be ill-dressed for the cold is to be ill-prepared for life. But how much is too much, and how much is not enough? Comedy? Tragedy? The dividing line is fine. Read an excerpt from the play here.

In spring 2011 my one-act black comedy, Digits, was among the winners of the Bristol-based Tobacco Factory’s fourth Script Space competition. More about the play and the production can be found here. Or if you want to read an excerpt, this is where to find it.

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