Enhance the Experience

It’s true, you don’t see many shows that are about lighting. Usually it’s just a component, but after seeing ‘Luminous: the Nicholas Stellar Story’, I feel like I should’ve thought of this first. Historical musicals are always tricky to get right, but this one really…

Welding, the Road Not Taken

I always used to think that if I didn’t start writing plays, then I would’ve been in the marines. I spent a few years of my life in America, some formative, and I always liked the idea of enlisting. Not sure I’d quite qualify for…

Showing Off via Kitchen Design

There’s beauty in everything, except maybe looking after rabbits. I did that once for my sister while she and her husband went away to Aruba for a refresher honeymoon. What could be so bad about looking after rabbits, I said? They’re small, fluffy and they…

Public Showings, Very Important

I LOVE events. Events are basically my life, as evidenced by the fact that my entire living is based around putting them on and drawing a crowd. However, I don’t discriminate between stage and party venue: anything that lets me get dressed up a bit…

I Truly Connect With Car People

  How cars work has always eluded me, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to learn a little bit more about them, AND make my musical more relatable to the modern, ordinary folk. For you see, I’m not so trapped in my performing…

Through the Eye of a Glazier

I think I have a greater connection to characters than most playwrights, and I’ll tell you why. So many plays are written on fantastical subjects, featuring dramatic folks just like the writers doing dramatic things. There are certainly working folks featured in plays and musicals,…

Termites, and Surprising Inspiration

The true artist is inspired by everything. Only yesterday I spent 45 minutes in a cafe, sitting at my table and waiting for my vanilla slice. Instead of growing angry, I used the time to think about pacing in a musical and when you should…

Love is Blind, Platforms Are Sturdy

You know what they say: love is blind. That’s why, for my new, extra-special musical about inanimate objects that come to life and have astonishingly human problems, one of the characters is going to be a set of blinds. And they’re going to be positively…

An Entirely New Way to Light Up the Stage

There’s nothing new under the sun, or so they say. I’m not sure if that’s true- as a creative sort, I don’t want to believe it- but I also don’t think it’s so terrible that we’re inspired by everything we’ve seen. It’s the entire concept…

Too Many Scenery Changes?

It was a lovely sailing holiday, but that time is now over. As in, it was all marvellous and all that, doing something entirely new and getting away from it all, but I did get a lot of time to think about the musical as…