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Tue, 15 March 2016 New Play Reading part of Galway Theatre Festival

I mentioned recently that my short play The Love of Small Appliances had been selected to be part of the Waking the Feminists West New Play Reading.
Last night the programme for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival was unveiled, and our event is going to be part of the schedule – hurray!
It’s happening in the Town [...]

Tue, 01 March 2016 WTFW New Play Reading

We're starting the week off 'write'! (Get it!) Congratulations to the Successful Six! #wtfwnewplayreading pic.twitter.com/fL22odg4Dp
— WakingFeministsWest (@WakingFeministW) February 29, 2016

I’m thrilled that my short near-future play, The Love of Small Appliances, has been selected by the Waking the Feminists West team, to be part of their New Play Reading initiative.
The staged reading of the selected [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015 The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Back in 2012 I had the fine fortune to write a section of  an anthology horror play called The Hallowe’en Sessions, which had a run in the West End in London. I worked with fellow writers Kim Newman, Anne Billson, Sean Hogan, Paul McAuley, and Stephen Volk,
Well, the creative sparks behind that production now have another stellar horror portmanteau [...]

Fri, 19 June 2015 Showcasing Shakespeare

On Wednesday evening I attended the Druid Theatre Company​’s DruidShakespeare, directed by Garry Hynes, which was a wild tour-de-force experience. I’m still processing it a couple of days later.
It consisted of the entire Henriad (Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V), edited by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe down to 6 1/2 [...]

Tue, 06 November 2012 Hallowe’en Sessions Round-up

I’m back from my London sojourn, and it ended up being a busy period. I attended the opening and closing nights of The Hallowe’en Sessions, but I also turned up at the theatre every evening to say hello to the people who supported the play. It was fantastic that so many friends and colleagues of [...]

Thu, 01 November 2012 Hallowe’en Sessions in London

The Hallowe’en Sessions has been on for three nights now and the reaction from audiences and the reviews have been gratifying. The entire run has sold out, so no more tickets are available. We’re hugely appreciative of the tremendous support we have received.
Sean Hogan – our director, and one of the writers – put in [...]

Sun, 28 October 2012 Halloween in London

I’m off to London today, and tomorrow I’ll be attending the première performance of The Hallowe’en Sessions in the Leicester Square Theatre.
It’s a rather surreal experience to type those words.
The effect of writing is often only felt many months (or years) after you have gestated and laboured over an idea. Due to the passage of [...]

Wed, 26 September 2012 The Hallowe’en Sessions Trailer

At last the trailer for The Hallowe’en Sessions is online:

Sean Hogan directed the trailer: he’s also one of the writers, and the director, of The Hallowe’en Sessions. The actor is Billy Clarke, with voice-over by Sarah Douglas, both of whom are in the play.
Get your tickets while you can.

FantasyCon 2012

This evening I’m on a flight to England, followed by a train to Brighton for the annual conference of the British Fantasy Society, FantasyCon 2012. I had a great time at the event last year and I’m very much looking forward to catching up with friends and talking shop. Plus, I love Brighton!
Here’s my schedule [...]

Sat, 27 February 2010 dear Alexandra

This blog post began as a reply to a comment made by horror writer and screenwriter, Alexandra Sokoloff, on my last blog entry, but got too long. It’s probably best if you read that first before continuing with this entry.
I’ll wait.
Back? Great. Here’s what my couple of lines morphed into:
Dear Alexandra,
Thank you for your [...]

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