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Writer’s Block (is back…)

So here it is, again, it follows me around like rain clouds stalk cricket matches, like my good friend attracts…
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What next…

So that's it, the show's over, the responses are in, the reviews are slowly circulating and it's back to reality...…
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Rehearsing – This time less pretentious…

For those of you who are a regular reader of my blog, or have stumbled over the last couple of…
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Back to rehearsals…

We're back in rehearsals for Floating this time down in London and we've had the first day of rehearsals. It's…
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Football (Writing a story – pt2)

So continuing my promise to try and write material every night.... A new section... I have a problem with my…
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Writing a story – pt1

So here's the thing. I think deep down I've always wanted to do something more creative than marketing. Crazy huh?…
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Unusual chairs…

Me and Louise did a little shopping today for a chair I needed for my upcoming production at Unity Theatre…
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The plague of beauty

I once went on a date with a girl who said I looked like a celebrity. 'Oh right', I said,…
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The Show Calculator: Part 2

We had an interesting conversation a few months ago at work about our Christmas show - I realised that our…
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A new show…

I've been thinking about what to do recently and started writing a new show... Anyway here's a bit of it,…
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Stability and growing old

I was sat with Louise (my other half, is it me or does "partner" offer the possibility that, I, Sam,…
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Calculating the cost of Christmas

I have somewhat of a confession this evening. It's not something I'm proud of, indeed i've hidden it away for…
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Floating rehearsal – Day Two

So we're on day two of rehearsals and the script's been tightened up considerably. I think as a writer you…
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Floating rehearsal – Day One

As part of my job as a theatre marketing person  I invariably find myself berating companies for not keeping an…
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Songs about stalking

I was sat in on Thursday with my guitar (I bought a new guitar, a lovely Farida acoustic... fills me…
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The First Read Through…

For a long time now I've had the feeling that something wasn't right. It's weird how life pushes and pulls…
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Comedy – Work In Progress

It's been a while since my last blog post, the extremely geeky games review, and in that time a couple…
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Game Review: Battlefield 3

I have always been a sports game sort of guy. Sensible Soccer, through every version of Fifa via a brief…
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Podcast – Episode Two!

The second Dark Laughs podcast looking at local news from around the UK. Featuring Sam Freeman and Tim Franklin! With…
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Review: On The Edge

For frequent readers of this blog (which mostly seems to be Unity Theatre staff and my sister... There will be…
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Podcast – Episode One!

The first Dark Laughs podcast looking at local news from around the UK. Featuring Sam Freeman and Tim Franklin! Listen…
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Hitting the target – Brochures

I hadn't written any particularly niche marketing-centric posts for a while so I thought it was high time to inflict…
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Game Review: Fifa 12

I hate to say it, but I'm here now, and, well, I have a problem, an addiction. I don't like…
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Donkey Still Recovering

I was sat, as is my will, on my laptop drinking mocha in a cafe on Friday afternoon. A rare…
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On The Edge

It's a weird experience I'm going through this week. I've had an odd 'career' as a writer so far to…
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Small Scale Segmentation

Part of the role of any arts manager is to examine and develop the way resources are used in the…
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The Failed Writer – Chapter One

Chapter One - To Edinburgh There is, I suspect, nothing more pleasurable in the entire world than travelling by train.…
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Comedy Review: Edinburgh 2011

Glenn Wool - Brilliant stand up from Canadian stand-up Glenn Wool. A little known comedian in the UK his subject matter…
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Comedy Review: Dave Fulton

Edinburgh Festival 2011 In case you were wondering, yes, occasionally it is okay to share too much, but y'know what,…
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Comedy Review: Andrew Bird’s Village Fete

Edinburgh Festival 2011 The measure of success for any performer should be their ability to effect an audience, manipulate them…
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Comedy Review: The Axis Of Awesome

Edinburgh Festival 2011 One of the great things about the festival is the contrast in performances, styles, venues and atmospheres.…
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Comedy Review: Bridget Christie

Edinburgh Festival 2011 - Housewife Surrealist I was standing, as is my will to do, yesterday at the Virgin half-price…
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Film Review: The Guard

Sometimes as you get to the end of a long week at work, mentally exhausted, desperate to leave the reality…
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The Failed Writer – Preface

The preface of any book is usually written after the book has been completed. It's the section where the author…
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Shared Houses

I'm 26. Now when I became 26 i realised that it meant that I am, as my good friends kindly…
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Film Review: JCVD

Some actors are born great, some acquire greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. However for some the road…
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Facebook (Part 3)

Now around that time my work life was collapsing in around me, that’s not to say that I was made…
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Facebook (Part 2)

So essentially this is how it begins. It’s three and a half years ago and I am sat in the…
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Facebook (Part 1)

Enter to applause. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you very much that’s very kind, possibly excessively kind some might…
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