Still pinching myself about being allowed to act in a Katie Hims play last week. I’ve been a massive fan of Katie’s virtuoso radio scripts since meeting her on a course last year.
The play is called Dragonfly and airs on 3rd October 2.15pm on Radio 4 (directed by the lovely Sue Roberts). The recording was hugely enjoyable and engrossing and the script was dead funny and moving. It was the first time I’ve worked with David Bower, a very talented actor. We recorded at old BBC drama studios in Manchester, just before the transfer to the new Salford site.
Tin Bath Theatre (the company I setup with director Gemma Fairlie) has been awarded an Unlimited commission to create a children’s show called Bee Detective. Here’s the press release. I’ll be writing and performing.
I’ve just completed a screenwriting course at Channel 4, during which I wrote a pilot episode and series outline. It was a lot of fun to write, and I was often laughing as I typed. I’m indebted to all the good people who helped me with research.
Last weekend actors read the script at Channel 4 HQ. I sat on the edge of my seat, watching and waiting for all the lines to land in the way I’d anticipated. The actors read it beautifully and I was relieved to see everyone laughing (it’s a comedy drama). Feedback is very promising.
The script is now going out to production companies.