A new and exciting challenge, that involved several read through’s, a workshop in late January 2011 at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, and, after four re-writes submission to new writing theatres in London.
Theatres such as The National, Bush, Royal Court and Soho.
On receiving feedback such as:
‘I did want to say that our reader found much to admire in the play. They really appreciated your ability to weave humour and touching characterisation amongst it all. They recognised your imagination as a writer, so I would be very keen to read more of your work in the future.’ The National
‘We enjoyed the dark humour of the writing, which often made us laugh out loud. The pace of the dialogue sustains the momentum.’ Nic Wass, Royal Court
‘You certainly have a great ear for sharp and amusing dialogue. You instinctively know how to keep sentences short and pithy, which is what actors love, and it keeps the pace rattling along. Good characters too. I can see why the NT and RC were impressed. If it’s your first play then it’s a brilliant attempt and shows you have all the talents.’ Robin Hawdon
I decided to re-write the ending of the piece and I am pleased to say that ‘Matilda, Mike & Dan’ had a weeks run at the Pleasance Theatre Islington, 3rd – 7th April 2012 @ 7.45pm!
YOU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD THE SCRIPT HERE: