Thursday, 19 November 2015

Wallace Shawn and Me, National Theatre

I'm thrilled to be appearing in a post-show discussion with Wallace Shawn at the National Theatre, London, after a production of his new play, Evening at the Talk House, on Friday 27 November. The discussion will be chaired by Chris Campbell, Literary Manager of the Royal Court.

Ian Rickson is directing the world premiere of Wallace Shawn's drama chronicling a reunion at the almost legendary club, The Talk House, presided over by kindly hostess Nellie.

At Ted's instigation, the old gang gather once more at the almost legendary club The Talk House. Ten years on and presided over still by the kindly Nellie, there's the same genteel atmosphere, familiar drinks, unchanging special snacks. But the era of Walter Barclay is long gone. A playwright, a composer, an actress. The possibility of a pleasant night...

Cast: Anna Calder-Marshall, Josh Hamilton, Sinead Matthews, Stuart Milligan, Joseph Mydell, Wallace Shawn, Simon Shepherd, Naomi Wirthner

Director: Ian Rickson

Design: The Quay Brothers | Lighting: Neil Austin | Costume: Soutra Gilmour | Sound: Ian Dickinson | Music: Stephen Warbeck | Movement Director: Maxine Doyle | Company Voice Work: Jeanette Nelson | Staff Director: Diyan Zora

Trailer for Evening at the Talk House

More about the post-show discussion here.

More about the cast and creatives of Evening at the Talk House here.

Buy tickets for the post-show discussion here.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Darkest Secret
I read an advance copy of THE DARKEST SECRET by Alex Marwood last night. It's such a good book! It's involving and intelligent; a mystery revealed from multiple viewpoints. I'm sure it will be a huge hit.

You can pre-order a copy for £2.99 for your Kindle. The price will go up when the book is published in January 2016.

Here's a teaser from the book description: 

Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.

My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family's holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.

When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.

But what really happened to Coco?

Set across two weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second fifteen years later at the funeral of her father, where at last, the darkest of secrets will be revealed...

Taut, emotive and utterly compelling, an unputdownable 'ripped from headlines' novel that you'll want to talk about with everyone you know.

Friday, 6 November 2015

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