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Plays

THE BALLAD OF 
ROBIN  HOOD
EMPTY VESSELS
ROSEMARY BRANCH THEATRE
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Outlandish neo-western, which delves into mankind’s obsession with ownership.

Dogstar, a brooding stranger, sits sipping a glass of water in the saloon. He offers to pay for his water with a stone... At first ridiculed, the stone slowly starts to take on a value, until everyone desperately wants it.   Money talks…but only the greedy listen.

“Beautifully and intelligently written...it’s a dark comedy that is not slapstick, but genuinely funny...The Upcoming.

 

“Dogstar is a glorious send up of the obsession with possession, capitalism and tradition.” ChiswickW4.com

A unique satire about a leadership struggle in a herd of donkeys.

Montagu is not happy. Leaders of the herd keep getting assassinated and he’s just been made next leader. Now he is faced by two pressing issues that dominates the thinking of every new leader. “How can I stay in power” and “what will be my legacy?”

"…Perfectly balances comedy and philosophical discussion …sure to be a classic….Throughout, you’re posed with several questions and home truths about life. But only through the playful allegorical medium of a donkey herd can you see their true absurdity….. 

Arthur's Seat 

“Clever, surreal and very funny ...." ChiswickW4.com

"... compelling, kitch-free morality play.” Time Out Critics’ choice.

It’s a world of ‘noir’ shadows, mean streets and gangster cats...where only one thing is really certain, cats, they ain’t known for their loyalty. Loyalty ain’t an asset.  Loyalty gets you killed.

Betrayed, the Beak Street Cat falls from power and embarks on a journey of revenge to seek out the cat, who ate his prize-fighting mouse...and track down the feline who betrayed him.

 

Inspired by the painting  "Sicilian Cats" by Ian Heath.

"This is a fine and powerful play that pulls no punches" 

Richmond Times

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Inspired by Child’s Robin Hood Ballads. Written for Tacit Theatre.

It is a heady mix of traditional storytelling , music and stage combat.

“This irreverent romp through the Robin Hood legend is a fine alternative to traditional panto”  Time Out

Robin Hood’s reputation is put on trial. Wounded and held captive in a tavern,  customers argue as to whether to help the Outlaw or the Sherriff. Ballads are re-enacted as they try to decided whether Robin Hood is a people's champion....or just a cold blooded killer.  

"A fresh and exciting take on a familiar tale that will ensure you never look at Robin Hood the same way again!"  Everything Theatre

A dark, surreal comedy.  Consider this. What if the negative voice in your head also had a negative voice in their head ? 

When still only an infant, Owen’s parents leave him with his unmarried aunt and head off to Kathmandu. They never return. Years later, Owen, his girlfriend, his aunt and her ex-fiancée all struggle with the repercussions.

 

Characters invade one another's mind. But are they really hearing the actual provocateur's voice in their head or have they each just constructed their own personal tormentor.​

 

….exquisitely structured, and utterly compelling.”  The Scotsman 

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