Punk Poet & Facilitator
About And Publishing History
March 4, 2020
Around this time last year, I was probably deep in the first draft of Stained. Last night, the show returned to the stage at The LBT in Huddersfield.
How was it? Pure magic. After nine months away from the character of Johnny and the world of Stained, I was worried that...
February 24, 2020
It's a weird feeling. About a year ago I was in a really odd place, I was busy starting to research and write Stained
whilst dealing with breaking news of redundancy at my day job.
Now, I'm getting ready to take that award winning show on the road in 2020.
December 23, 2019
It's been a couple of quiet months around here. Or at least it appears that why doesn't it?
As I said in my previous blog, the Summer wasn't the kindest but I feel like I've come out of the other side stronger and ready to face a fresh decade with the same fire and ener...
July 24, 2019
That memory came up on Sunday (the day after the run ended) How amazing is this Universe?! You can't deny that it doesn't provide.
Two years ago I had a vision, I knew that it would come around SOMEHOW but I didn't know where to start. Looking back over some old noteboo...
July 11, 2019
It's a mild Thursday. In four days I'll be on stage launching Stained (Yeah I sound like a broken record at this point but I'm BLOODY EXCITED!).
The rehearsals have continued to go well, the props have been made, the costume has come together (Phil, thank you so much i...
June 17, 2019
About 4 weeks from now I'll be nervously pacing around backstage, running lines, chugging water and probably listening to the pre-show playlist (that I'm very nearly happy with).
Stained is very nearly here. Over the last couple of months it's been written and re-writte...
May 8, 2019
After two amazing weekends at two amazing festivals, lets take a look back before we look ahead.
Right off the bat, Manchester Punk Festival was a hot, sweaty fun as fuck day. Massive thank you to Henry Raby for organising the poetry for the full weekend. It was an hono...
March 26, 2019
March, March, March
It's been a funny little month, but a great one none the less. First let's talk about performance things, then on to Stained.
The start of the month saw the first Forgotten Women Of Wakefield mini-festival, for which myself and Gen Walsh were the...
January 16, 2019
At the end of Summer last year, I came across an application for The Hive at Greater Manchester Fringe. Last Wednesday I went to the shortlist night to audition for the final place. On Monday, I received an email telling me I was through.
This still hasn't sunk in.
May 1, 2020
Johnny Just Threw The Doors Open Again
That Stubborn Stain
A Family Of Strangers
At The Midnight Hop
Away With Words
Beast From The East
Don't Just Dance
End Of Year
Forgotten Women Of Wakefield