Spooky Tales in the Museum

Looking for something spooky to do with your kids this Halloween? Then why not come along to the Peak District Lead Mining Museum for the ‘Spooky Tales in the Museum’ event this Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening?

The story tellers will be reading three brand new spine-tingling tales for children aged five to ten and written by me. What better way to spend a dark and stormy night?

Tickets are £5 per child, and one adult gains free admission with each child. After the stories there will also be a chance to explore the museum. So don’t miss out on this night of chills and thrills for the whole family!

Spooky Tales

‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ Post Show Thoughts

It’s now been a few weeks since ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ finished, and now the dust has settled I’ve had time to gather my thoughts. So, just as I did for my last play, I thought I’d right a brief post looking back on what went right and what went wrong.

Firstly, if you came along, I really hope you enjoyed it. Secondly, if you caught the radio play version, I hope you enjoyed that too! If you haven’t heard the radio play version then what are you waiting for?! The free download is available now!

All productions images © Blackshaw Theatre 2018

So what went right? Essentially everything! Blackshaw Theatre are an excellent company to work with, the actors, Foley team and production crew all turned in brilliant performances and both shows went swimmingly! We also had some pretty positive reviews:

Pocket Size Theatre – “It is great fun.” ★★★★

A Younger Theatre – “The acting reflects the script to a large extent, which is well-pitched and keeps us engaged, and in particular used the meta-narrative of Frankie talking to the author to great comic effect.”

And of course, in addition to the good reviews, ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ also won the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018 Stagedoor ‘New Writing Award’! As a writer, I couldn’t really ask for a better result than that!

After all that positivity, were there any bits that I wasn’t so pleased with? My only real criticisms are of myself. Even on my way to the first show I was thinking “damn, I wish I could have tweaked a few more lines here and there”. But I think that sort of self criticism is common in most writers, and at some point you’ve just got to put the pen down! The other thing, apart from the odd line here and there, that I might have changed was the pacing of the first two scenes, which I felt were in hindsight a bit slow compared to the rest. But nobody else seemed to think that, so perhaps I’m just being harsh on myself again?

So Frankie Fightwell is done and dusted and we have the nice souvenir of the radio play download (there’s that link again) as well as many happy memories. But what’s next? I can confirm that I have started working on my third play, but where and when we’ll see it only time will tell…




Frankie Fightwell FREE Radio Play Download

Frankie Fightwell is finally here! For anyone who didn’t make it to the live theatre show in May – or anyone who simply wants to hear it again – the radio play version of my award winning ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ is now available to stream or download here for FREE:

Or you can listen on iTunes if that’s more your bag (click on episode 85):


Frankie Fightwell wins WAF2018 Stagedoor ‘New Writing’ Award!

I’m thrilled to announce that my most recent play, ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’, has won the #WAF2018 Stagedoor ‘New Writing Award’ for best new writing at the fringe festival!
I couldn’t be more pleased, and I just want to say a big thank you again to the Wandsworth Arts Fringe for their support, the Putney Arts Theatre for providing a venue and of course Blackshaw Theatre Company, without who none of this would have been possible, and of course the fabulous cast and crew who bought my play to life! Thank you all so much!
‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ will be available to download as a free radio play from 20th June.

Frankie Fightwell – Votes for Wandsworth Arts Fringe Fan Favourite

Friends! Did you come and see Frankie Fightwell last weekend? Did you love it? Would you go as far as to say that it was your favourite show of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe…?
If so, then please vote for us in the audience’s favourite award at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Stagedoor are sponsoring a £300 prize which will be given to the WAF event which gets the most saves (‘s) on the app. Please give us a save on the app – download the Stagedoor app, sign-in with Facebook or Twitter, search for the Wandsworth Fringe section and tap ‘Show Ended Shows’ and then find ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ in the list and click on the ❤️.
Thanks so much in advance!
Show Image © Richard Stratton, https://500px.com/RichardStrat

The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell Premieres Tonight!

Today’s the day folks! After over a year of talking about it my new play, ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ finally premieres tonight! If you’re in the London area then why not come along to the life recording of this dark comedy radio play at the Putney Arts Theatre tonight at 7:30pm? Tickets are £9.50 adults or £7.50 concessions at the door. Alternatively, book online at the link below using the code FRANKIE241 and get two tickets for the price of one!

Hope to see you all there!