Thursday, September 12, 2019

'Sandy: the only horse to return to Australia from the First World War' now published

Australianplays.org has today published my play about Australia's own warhorse Sandy. It is now available from their website to download from the link below, and they can also arrange licensing of this play. That's a wonderful opportunity for a playwright isn't it? I am so grateful and pleased, and would love to see this play performed again. It had a fantastic premiere season in 2015 with SOOT productions, directed by Christine Davey.




Sunday, September 8, 2019

TV Interview with director Socratis Otto and actor Di Smith

Here is a link to a lovely interview on Channel 7 TV with Socs and one of the actors, Di Smith. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Hope Song opens 18 September at the Sydney Fringe Festival

Good news from Sydney's Crying Chair Theatre that rehearsals are going well for The Hope Song. I can't wait  to see the creative decisions this company will make with the project. Talented director/actor Socratis Otto (well known and loved from his acting work on the Australian series Wentworth) is at the helm, with a terrific cast including Di Smith, Emma Dalton, Mel Day,  Chantelle Gardiner, Richard Cotter and Grant Lyndon. 
Verbatim theatre. Mental health experiences.
#Thepeopleof TheHopeSong 
#theyareus
#FirstSydneyseason.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

When Hedy Met George at SOOT's SASFest

 Opening this Friday 23 August and we'd love to see you there - SaSFesT - two short and sweet new plays about remarkable women - Hedy Lamar - 'When Hedy Met George' - by Janet Brown, directed by Emma Watson, and Annie Edson Taylor - 'Queen of The Mist' - written and directed by Christine Davey. You'll have to see them to believe them! Brought to you by SooT, eight amazing actors. Two gorgeous plays - come and support new theatre and the people who make it! $20 all tix - Friday 23rd, Sat 24th (matinee and evening) and Sunday 25th (sold out) - all at the fabulous Waurn Ponds Hall - see you there! www.trybooking.com/BDXYW (pic by Emma Louise Watson)

Monday, July 29, 2019

'Sandy' to be published by AustralianPlays.org

I am very pleased and grateful  to announce that my script 'Sandy: the only horse to return to Australia from the First World War' will be published by AustralianPlays.org.  This play was first performed by Skin Of Our Teeth Productions to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC Day in 2015.
This will be my third play published by Australianplays.org.

Sandy (below) in Egypt with Major General William Throsby Bridges in 1915 (photo courtesy Australian War Memorial).


Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Hope Song is coming to the Sydney Fringe Festival

How wonderful! Sydney's Crying Chair Theatre company will be staging my play 'The Hope Song' in September at the Sydney Fringe. It's so exciting that this play will be shown to new audiences. All my best wishes to you Emma and Mel at Crying Chair Theatre.


Monday, April 8, 2019

'When Hedy Met George'... my new play for SOOT Productions

Christine Davey, artistic director of SOOT (Skin of Our Teeth Productions) has invited me to come on board again with the company for a production to be staged in August.At last I get to pursue my Hedy Lamarr project that has been on my 'to do' list for few years.  I'm so enjoying researching and getting stuck into the writing of 

When Hedy Met George: The Beautiful Nerd and the Gland Music Man.
It's mostly set in the early 1940s. Glamorous Hollywood screen legend, Hedy Lamarr, is considered the most beautiful girl in the world. Composer George Antheil calls himself the Bad Boy of Music. Together these amateur inventors develop a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes. Their incredible invention is used today for our mobile phones, wifi and most military communications.  'When Hedy Met George' tells the story of this surprising collaboration. More details soon!