Improbably in Florence for a conference dedicated to Marivaux studies I was with my fellow delegates in search of a good, cheap place to eat. Fortunately we had Italians among our number and we managed to squeeze into a table at Osteria dell’Agnolo. Its location so close to the Duomo rang alarm bells with me…
Read more Resto 8 Osteria dell’Agnolo
A brief post with the file for the script of 'A Soldier's Song'. Feedback would be welcome!
Read more A Soldier’s Song Script
With 'A Soldier's Song' due to première in a week's time it's time to pay my respects to the London Library - without the benefits that membership brings I doubt that I would have got the project off the ground.
Read more Working on ‘A Soldier’s Song’ in the London Library
The Devil's Own turn out to be the perfect hosts for this devil of a boy that is Hector Woolley. Read more to find out why ...
Read more ‘A Soldier’s Song’ visits the Inns of Court
After a weekend of Berlioz on Radio 3 it's also now time to reveal that ASoSo (as it's become to cast and crew) is itself inspired in part by Hector Berlioz. On reading the original Marivaux it rapidly became apparent to me that the male lead's romantic obsession with Araminte had a powerful resonance with the real life obsession that Berlioz had with the actress Harriet Smithson
Read more Marivaux and Berlioz
The cast for A Soldier's Song is announced!
Read more Cast is Announced!
A post announcing my next theatre collaboration, working with director Victoria Welsh to put on aproduction of Marivaux's 'Les Fausses Confidences' in a new, original, translation with the Crouch End Players.
Read more A New Year, A New Play
Post-show blues only mean you should get on with something else.
Read more The end of Marivaux
Lancret, Marivaux and Ric Lindley
Comparing the modern Crouch End Players to the Comedie-Italiennes may be a first but it isn't without justification.
Read more The Crouch End Players and the Comédie-Italienne
A short post as a bit of promotion for Corbyn Island, my adaptation of Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves, which I’ve talked about on here before. Well, previously it was just an idea and a little side project to keep me occupied while doing some long commutes (you can read about it here). Now it’s happening! Rehearsals have…
Read more Putting on Corbyn Island