Hello again, after another long absence!

I’ve been busy this year, but not with the usual activity of writing a novel.

Several months ago, I was commissioned by a project called Deep Time (http.deeptime.uk) to write a piece about West Cumbria’s rich industrial history, and this play is the result. We have our cast, tickets are already on sale from the Beggar’s Theatre website http://www.beggarstheatre.com in Millom.

Rehearsals start next month. Very exciting.

It’s all in the poster…the play tells the story of Friday September 13th 1968, through the experience of a single Millom family. On that day the town’s Iron Works closed suddenly with the loss of nearly 500 jobs, a catastrophe for a small community.

Similar stories could be told in other communities that have suffered such closures as our heavy industry has declined, and they deserve to be remembered.

Buy your tickets, and join us on Friday Nov. 4th or Saturday Nov.5th at 7pm