New Novel

After a long gap of nothingness, I have at last managed to put fingers to keyboard again and begun what I hope will be my third published work. Without going into mentioning the obvious, it will be set in the current climate and time and will reflect the changes which are all around us.

Naturally, I cannot reveal anything about it, save for the fact that it is going to be a dystopia, with pathos and not a little humour thrown in for good measure.

Watch this space.

A New Poem

Sat herded in a metal tube we legion make our way as one

Through towns and fields decked snow and rain

The young, the old, resigned to our fate

Spread sedentary hours away

Together we, yet worlds apart, old thoughts of years divide us more

The windows ours to contemplate

Or inwards glance at darker dreams

Of chances missed, or worse

They see or feel no hint of gloom which emanates from every pore

Wrapped up in youth’s busy confidence

Breath bated, fear abated

Death is not their domain

Irrelevance permeates my very soul from deep within

The time is gone, those days long spent

To recollect is all that wakes

Distant memories

The smile lies just beneath, not wry nor is envy allowed to surface

The invisibility of age hides and is hidden

For they wish us gone

With our world

Autumn’s trees stand bare and wrinkled ‘neath gathering clouds

Nature’s way, demanding pound of flesh

Nostalgia there at every turn

is this all there is?

Hold hands, leading light into the darkness of certainty

Tread careful on the path to the end

Leave not a trace of life lived

For this is all there is

Mengele at Edinburgh Fringe

Having now returned from holiday, I am delighted to confirm that Mengele was shortlisted for the SitUp Awards at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Tim, Emma and Stefanie performed to full houses every day and received many accolades and heartwarming reviews from press and audiences alike.

The play will be touring again in late 2018 and 2019 and thanks to the wonderful support we received from the Holocaust Education Trust, who raised over £750.00 via their collections outside The Box venue and throughout the festival for their wonderful work in schools etc, awareness continues to increase.

Mengele Playing to Full Houses in London’s Borough Market

Katzpace, the purpose built theatre within the Katzenjammers bierkeller, proved to be the right venue for 4 nights prior to the play making its move down under as a part of guy Masterson’s tour of Australia. We were delighted with the reviews and our new actress, Emma Wingrove proved to be a formidable opponent for Tim Marriott’s now legendary portrayal of the Angel of Death, Dr Joseph Mengele.

Here is an example:

Loitering In The Theatre