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'Ten-Minute Plays: The Comedy Collection' is Out Now!

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It suddenly struck me as I was writing the last blog post that I had neglected to make any announcement on here of the recent publication of my short play anthology, “Ten-Minute Plays: The Comedy Collection.” It seems rather astounding in a way, but I can only put it down to the fact that almost immediately upon its release I embarked upon a stretch of foreign travel, and upon my return I was dealing with a rather nasty case of dengue fever (a souvenir from the aforementioned foreign travel).
So allow me to attempt a little rectification. As the title suggests (or more accurately, makes patently clear), this is a collection of ten-minute plays, all of which fall into the comedy genre in one way or another.
It seemed to be a good idea to put together a collection comprised solely of comedies, as these are often the favored genre in ten-minute play festivals and so would provide a great resource for any theatre practitioners looking for just that.
The volume contains 15 short comedic …

A New Year, A New Book

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Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 2017 was a very important year for me, as it saw the publication of my monologue book “Monologues They’ll Remember You By,” which I’m happy to report has so far been a great success, finding its way into the hands of actors across the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and Continental Europe.
It also saw the publication of my anthology of comedic short plays, “Ten-Minute Plays: The Comedy Collection,” which is also proving to be very popular, hitting the #1 spot for hot new releases on Amazon upon its release.
And 2018 promises to be another big year, as I’m currently working on a brand new book which I hope to finish in the coming months. This one’s a little different for me, as it will not be a book of my playwriting work but a book about playwriting itself. It’s still in its formative stage, but essentially I will be sharing insights and experience from my journey as a playwright, offering advice, tips, and all manner of useful…

#1 Hot New Release!

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I was delighted to see today that "Monologues They'll Remember You By" got off to a roaring start on Amazon, hitting the #1 spot on Hot New Releases for Acting and Auditioning!
It's a very gratifying result, especially after all of the effort that went into putting together a book that I could truly feel confident in and stand behind 100%.
But of course, writing a book and marketing a book go hand in hand, and no matter how good the product you're offering is, if your target audience don't know about it, it isn't going to sell many copies. 
So even though the hard work put into creating the book is over, the hard - and in some ways harder - work that goes into promoting it has only just begun. But with an auspicious start like this, I'm more than motivated to roll up my sleeves and start spreading the word!

It's Out! 'Monologues They'll Remember You By' is Officially Released!

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Yes, the day has finally arrived: ‘Monologues They’ll Remember You By’ is officially released!

It’s been a long journey, I have to say: The search to compile the best monologues within my body of work; the task of selecting what to include and what to omit; creating introductions to each piece, defining the setting, tone and character; and writing the introduction to the book itself, along with other supporting materials. But it was all worth it in the end, and I’m proud and confident to put this book before the buying public, safe in the knowledge that what I’m offering is a truly valuable and unique resource for any actor.

One of the things that really sets this book apart is that not only does it contain a large array of monologues you won’t find anywhere else, it also provides a guide on how to approach your monologue search from an entirely new perspective.

Though the monologues included are separated into male and female monologues (40 male, 40 female) of varying age ranges, the…

'Monologues They'll Remember You By' debuts at #1 on Amazon

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I’m happy to report that 'Monologues They'll Remember You By' debuted at the number one spot on Amazon in new releases in Acting & Auditioning when it first went “live”, providing an auspicious start to the book’s release into the market.

Though the official release date is still a few weeks away (September 14th), it’s available for pre-order in both paperback and e-book editions on Amazon, so if you’d like to be one of the first to receive a copy when it hits the presses, so to speak, get your order in now by clicking here.








Monologues They’ll Remember You By

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At long last I have a new book coming out. This particular book, however, is quite different to anything I’ve released in the past as it’s a text book. I’ve been working for some time now on assembling a book of monologues for actors of all levels taken exclusively from my back catalogue of plays, and I’m pleased to report that the official launch date is now within sight.
Since I already had numerous monologues of mine published in various trade publications (with another one on the way), the idea to create a book of my own seemed like a logical move. The only hesitation I had about embarking on such a project was the sheer size of the task ahead of me.
But, never having been one to shy away from a challenge, earlier in the year I began the lengthy process of reading through all of my plays and selecting what I considered to be the best contenders for inclusion in the book. When I’d whittled the list down I found I was left with a substantial total of 80 comedic, dramatic and serioc…

'The Craft' at Theatre503

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'The Craft' will receive another London staging when Bigger Fish Theatre's SHORTSTUFF2 production is reprised at the acclaimed Theatre503 on July 5th, 2017.

The theatre is renowned for presenting groundbreaking new plays, winning an Olivier Award in 2010 for its production of Katori Hall's 'The Mountaintop.'

And don't forget that the initial production of SHORTSTUFF2 will be taking place at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, London, on June 26th, 2017. Tickets for that event are available here.

Tickets for the Theatre503 production are available at the theatre's website here.

I wish the casts and crews of all the plays involved in SHORTSTUFF2 all the very best, and of course to my fellow playwrights in the show, Fran Bushe, Janice Hallett, Barbara Lindsay, Alasdair Melrose, Micah Smith, and Ruby Thomas.