It's on at the Bread and Roses Theatre in Clapham at 4.30pm on Saturday the 30th of July. It's called ADAM - The Modern Frankenstein and I'm ridiculously excited, as well as writing it I'm also performing in this version, although this is an Edinburgh Fringe preview and I won't be in the version at… Continue reading Come see my play in London this weekend!
George the guinea pig woke up crying one morning. He’d lost his excitement at the sight of day dawning. The tears dripping down had matted his fur And made his vision no more than just a blur. George had realised that he didn’t fit in. He had no brothers nor sisters, he had no… Continue reading Once again trying to do something different, I’m trying to write a kid’s book. It’s about a guinea pig called George and his search for identity. Here’s a little extract:
So this is incredibly exciting: First off, Excel spreadsheets for word counts are an absolute dream, and sort of my life at the moment. But more importantly, after a hard few days work, I now find myself over 10,000 words and three chapters in to the book I'm working on. It's tough, and I'm still… Continue reading Novel Update and Extract
From looking at my previous work, it seems there are two topics I love to write about - the strange nature of human interaction, and cereal. Here's an extract from the piece I'm working on which discusses both: "People die every second, and for them, or their family members or loved ones or whoever,… Continue reading Novel Extract – Chapter One
I'm writing a new play for my dissertation (currently called A Complete Fantasy but I might not stick with that), and - without spoiling any of the plot - I thought I'd upload a little extract from the final monologue. I haven't uploaded much new writing recently as I've been focused on performing other pieces,… Continue reading New Play Extract
So. This was it then. The kind of heart in the mouth moment that feels like it's the defining point in your life so far. I felt that all too familiar pit in my stomach. You know that feeling when you're stood in front of something that you know is about to change everything? I… Continue reading So obviously playwriting and poetry isn’t enough for me. In an attempt to expand my writing, I’ve been trying to adapt one of the stories from my play ‘Sonder’ into a book. Here’s the first paragraph from what I have so far.
Scientists have never discovered why we sleep. Apart from the fact that we get tired. We don’t eat because we’re hungry. We eat for energy. We don’t drink because we’re thirsty. We drink to cleanse our systems. But sleep? Sleep is different. We only sleep because we’re tired. So if there’s no scientific reason why… Continue reading The Science of Sleeping
University life isn’t quite what you’d expect I thought it was gonna be all lines to sniff and drinks that have to be necked In reality, the experience isn’t like that at all It’s when you’ve just got back, and you want a midnight snack, and someone’s used your fucking bowl.
One of the strangest things to me is the New Year’s resolution. You think of what you’d like to change as the year reaches its conclusion. But the difference between December 31st and the start of January is one day. That’s not enough time to change your mind, no matter what people might say. But… Continue reading As we approach December 31st, I wanted to write a poem about something that has always confused me – New Year’s resolutions.
I spend a lot of time thinking about nothing. Not thinking about nothing as in the daydreaming, Drifting off with eyes gleaming, That regular people do. Thinking about nothing as a possibility. A future endeavour, and trying to imagine what sheer nothingness would feel like. It sounds lonely. We as people aren’t defined by solitude,… Continue reading Nothing