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Above: Manchester Evening News Award

Below: the award-winning "Dreame" 

A Midsommer Night's Dreame

Let's start with some reviews first...

 The Woodlanders, 1991

"...the performances are as intricately detailed, and as powered, as in a cosy auditorium...a stroll back through time into another, earthier world. You'll be enchanted."

- The Guardian (Robin Thornber).

 a speckled wood, Rivington Pike Lancs.

a speckled wood, my photo from Rivington Pike, Lancs.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  1992

"INSPIRATION obviously dropped on writer/director Simon Corble like manna...he has also translated and dramatised this 14th century poem into a delightful mix of hearty modern idiom and extremely pleasing verse that captures the rhythm and dialect of the original with great cheer and sensitivity..."

- The Guardian. (Lyn Gardner).



The Hound of the Baskervilles 1995 - 2007

The Hound Image 2007

"The language seems to live and be real...a wonderful balance between the dramatic and the humour and the eccentricity…see The Hound of the Baskervilles…it was tremendous…a terrific evening!"

- BBC Radio 4 Kaleidascope, (Brian Sibley & Viv Gardner).

MORE HOUND REVIEWS  below, Will Travis as Stapleton, Isle of Man 2007

Will Travis as Stapleton; Peel Castle, June 2007

 

The 39 Steps - the original 1996 script

"I have never known such happiness from a theatrical production." "This fast moving and very funny adaptation of John Buchan's classic spy thriller is very tongue in cheek and is all the better for it...simply wizard"

- The Daily Telegraph, (Auberon Waugh). (And see below for AWARDS)


The Fisherman and his Soul  2005

"…a hauntingly beautiful adaptation."

- The Stage, (Kevin Berry).  

"an affecting production....gripping performance"

 - City Life  (Emma Unsworth) 

READ THIS REVIEW IN FULL ON MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS SITE

 charlie brennan as the fisherman, calling to his mermaid

MORE ABOUT THE PLAY - THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL WITH FOUND THEATRE 

Below: a veined white on Ikaria Island, Greece, where the play was conceived.

 Veined White

And the Awards.....

Manchester Evening News Award : Best Special Event (1998)

for "A Midsommer Night's Dreame" (direction)

Olivier Award: Best New Comedy (2007)

for "The 39 Steps"

May 2008:  The 39 Steps is nominated for six Tony's, inc. Best Play,

so watch this space also...Well okay it won for best light and sound design, but still....

READ ABOUT THE PLAY'S SUCCESS IN THE INDEPENDENT

below:  Thomas Frere and Catriona Martin in my own production of the original "39 Steps"

Reviews and Awards
Play Scripts
The 39 Steps
Operation Mincemeat
The Fisherman
Sir Gawain
The Woodlanders
The Hound
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