Tag Archives: New writing

Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Time for Tea

The story of the 2002 Cowgate fire is told through the lives of 3 fragile lives shattered by the event. ‘Succinct’ – Paul Vale of ‘The Stage’ Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street – July 30th 12.30 – £7 (£5)  Book Now Flames burn for 52 hours after a spark devastates a city. A young girl […]
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Old Amber

Through a piece of old Amber where all insect life is preserved. I wondered what those stages of life revealed. Inspired by January and the history of insects inspiration uncurled. I needed some extra light for January and turned to an antique ring for magic. “The worm’s turn.” The click Of midnight sticks The firefly’s […]
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Beyond my Fringe

I am living in a tiny dorm room for a month. The man in front of me picking up hid key asks if there is air con. The receptionist says there’s a window you can open.   As I trail through a maze of corridors with 2 backpacks I wonder if I truly needed 3 […]
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Napoli unplugged

fSmall audio tape and film follows the feelings of a couple parting over coffee in Naples.  Their emotions reflected the distorted beauty around the cafe. With the blue moon appearing later in the month the moment felt strangely timely to write about people embracing a new opportunity, even if they felt they had no choice […]
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Water Cycle

Water Cycle by Lita Doolan   CAST   Lou – a journalist Fritz – a young sculptor   A fiction set in the work room of a young sculptor. A journalist tries to get his secrets.     (Fritz sits alone upstage right reading a letter. He hunts for a CD on his person and […]
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Don’t fall… jump into love!

Thomas Dawkins sparkles as Jack, the hero in this Oscar Wilde adaptation, and tops and tails the show doubling as a young writer in search of his sidekick. In both future and past scenarios he finds a muse in the steadfast gaze of Cassandra Foster who plays an assured Gwendolen. Pamela Schermann’s direction presents a […]
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blackberry is a gooseberry

My neighbour has a holiday cottage full of the outdoors type.  They are frequently lost on our winding roads but I hear them coming up the lane from random chatter on their mobile phones.  Right now I have my window open. to catch what drifts in on the breeze. I’m walking my way to work […]
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A Shot into the Light from Victoriana

(to be read amongst friends) Anna-  She’s here. Bess-  She’s not here. She doesn’t want to be here! It’s a day off from the kitchens of Audley End. Anna-  Of course she’s here. It’s a hide and seek game silly! We have to look harder. Bess-  She’s never seen this garden before. She’s new to […]
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New year new semester

Watching the students return to their halls after holidays to start the new semester is engaging.  Their bags full of fresh binders and heads brimming with renewed commitment makes me want to jump on in and learn something new so I check out my options. http://descenttheatre.co.uk/2013/12/18/playella-fresher-juice-by-lita-doolan/ The online courses google suggests are inspiring and lots […]
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