PLAYS FUTURE

  • The Sundarban devastated by Hurricane Aila. Photo: Katie Musgrave
    The Sundarban devastated by Hurricane Aila. Photo: Katie Musgrave
  • Roger Fenton's haunting photographs of the Crimean War.
    Roger Fenton's haunting photographs of the Crimean War.
  • Glorious Bangladesh at sunset. Photo: Katie Musgrave
    Glorious Bangladesh at sunset. Photo: Katie Musgrave
  • Inspiring the landscape of new play Crushed Shells and Mud.
    Inspiring the landscape of new play Crushed Shells and Mud.
  • The Big House

I’m writing a big play about going back to Bangladesh. It’s called MAD BEES RIOT IN THE LIGHT, and recently I worked with Tim Stark, Birkbeck and Motley on an exciting project working on the stage design of the play. There’ll be a further workshop on the play in August 2014.

I’ve recently finished an attachment at the National Theatre Studio. The play I wrote there, CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD, had a fantastic reading with a dream cast including Sian Thomas, Tom Hughes, Ted Reilly and Lou Broadbent, and directed by Rebecca Frecknall.

Following on from the success of our collaboration on HIS TEETH, I’m working on a very exciting new project with director Maggie Norris called WILD DIAMONDS, for her amazing new company The Big House.

I’m working on a translation of the hugely successful Spanish play Se de un lugar by playwright Iván Morales.

Two other things which I’m keeping under my hat for a bit longer.

When I get round to it, I’m hoping to realise a long-standing ambition to write a play about the ‘world’s first war photographer’ Roger Fenton.