This, in addition to the articles novels and other writings, I get involved in writing stageplays. Here are two that were performed by , ‘The Avebury Players.’ All credit to all those who made my plays come to life.
stageplays I’ve written
The Avebury Christmas Pantomime 2011
I wrote this love story set in the magical Avebury circle to bring together many of the aspects of the village both Christian and Pagan. Set in a ‘World Heritage Site’ largely owned and controlled by the National Trust and overseen by English Heritage it gave an opportunity to show the real Avebury as a living village with a rich social heritage. There’s far more to Avebury than, ‘To the Manor Re-born!’
An original script and music plus the support of the villager’s (and surrounding villages) helped guarantee its success.
A sell-out on all three performances made this one of the proudest achievements of my life.
Performance time:1 hour 45 mins. (with interval) A three act play.
Wendy’s Wishing Tree
The Avebury Yuletide Pantomime 2012.
‘A coming of age’ play
Wendy (a teenage girl) arrives with her two older brothers on a day-trip to Avebury, unimpressed with the place she decides to spend her day alone.
She sits under the famous ‘Wishing Trees’ and makes a wish: that she’ll meet someone just like herself to share her day with.
Her wish comes true! In a fantastical daydream she meets her own personality in the guise of characters from Avebury, both past , present , human and otherwise: a crashed Pilot , a giant Mayfly, a Mole, a boy, a Newt, a red Lion, a Jammy Dodger, the village Giant and even a wooden Swan…and of course the baddy; a travelling Showman who wants to use her innocence to line his own pockets!
On this magical journey of self-discovery she matures from a child to a young woman.
Original songs and Panto mayhem as usual! Performance time:1 hour 35 mins. (with interval) A three act play.