The team get a mention on page 106 of May's Inside Kent Magazine, which is nice. The relevant paragraph says... To add to the charm of the castle, there are a number of volunteers [sic], dressed in era-appropriate garb, who will inform you of the life within a busy castle and tell tales of many … Continue reading Inside Kent Magazine
The live interpretation team have received a review in Onderox Magazine (in Flemish). I'm not quite sure how significant Onderox is, but it's nice to be international. Google translate renders the section on Bodiam as... The medieval castle For a portion of history we pull back inland. Bodiam Castle, in a small village, dating back … Continue reading Onderox Magazine
My work as a live interpreter at Bodiam Castle was mentioned in an article in Sussex Life magazine recently. In other news the new outfit for Sir Edward Dallingridge has arrived (see left) and I've tried it out on a couple of occasions. It is a magnificent piece of work by Black Swan Designs. We … Continue reading Sussex Life
UPDATED 8/1/14: The script has now been published (ISBN: 978-1-291-62773-2) and is available from from lulu, Amazon and possibly from other booksellers. I'm planning to publish the script of my 2005 play Upside Down and Back to Front as a book in the near future. I've sent off for a proof copy and this is … Continue reading Another book on the way…
After the 'St Jude's Day' storm came the 'not quite stormy enough to be named' storm on the following Sunday. Apart from scaring me silly while driving home it didn't have much of a lasting effect. However, these things must be documented...
It's been a tough couple of days at work. At the weekend Bodiam ran an All Souls evening event called The Red Lady - a kind of adventure game / theatre piece. I was the audience's guide as they strove to solve a series of riddles. It was great fun and wonderful to be working … Continue reading At work
Bodiam Castle Bits is a series of posts looking at details of the castle that may have passed you by. Bodiam Castle is a NT property in East Sussex, England.This post considers the main gatehouseGatehouseApologies - It has been a long time since the last post but the winter season at work will allow a … Continue reading Bodiam Castle Bits #5 – The Gatehouse
This summer has been very busy indeed. During one period I worked 46 days in a row with only one day off. I'm going to be taking it a bit easier in September. I have started working as a freelance live interpreter in addition to my 'day job' at Bodiam Castle. I applied to top … Continue reading Inigo Jones et al
We have published the text of the 2001 Worcester Century Plays as a book. The ISBN is 978-1-291-36856-7 and it is available from Amazon and from Lulu. My contributions to the Century Plays were my first professional commissions. The whole project was a delight to be involved in. I enjoyed working as part of a writing … Continue reading The Worcester Century Plays
Apologies for the lack of posts recently. After a couple of lean years I am suddenly working much more and time is at a premium. However, much of the new work is seasonal and I hope to be blogging regularly later in the year.