CHARLIE AND STANLEY
Yeah, so, someone else is doing a play based on the same incident. So I’ve written a novel using all that bloomin’ research I did. PROSPECT AVENUE tells the story of a Victorian English girl who becomes an early motion picture pioneer. If you’re an agent or a publisher who just happens to be browsin’, contact me and start thinking about how to spend all that lovely commission.
Two of the twentieth century’s finest comedians and film innovators, Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, were part of Fred Karno’s Troupe in 1910. The British troupe toured America twice; the first time when the young men were just twenty and twenty-one. Here’s a scenario that (probably) didn’t happen as they crossed the Atlantic.
VICTORY – AN ISLAND TALE
An adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s 1915 novel. The philosophical Axel Heyst commits two acts of kindness which leads to the invasion of his deliberate self-isolation.
THE STORY OF MY LIVES
Who hasn’t wondered what their life would be like if they had made different decisions? In this funny yet poignant story, one woman gets to find out as she lives through her thirtieth birthday four times.
TALES OF GRATITUDE
Two fifteen minute monologues – KISSED and RANSOM – each from a young woman who has been rescued, with different experiences to relate.
Two ex-lovers meet unexpectedly during a protest march gone badly wrong, only to discover that he is now the leader of an extreme right-wing movement and she has embraced her Muslim heritage. (Also available as a film screenplay)
THREE SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT
TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN
FINALIST, spring 2021, WAWA