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What just happened...?

The draft script I had written for myself in 2022 had a major rewrite in May when two people close to me died. All plans took a back seat...

Whereof are you made?

Shakespeare is a constant source of inspiration to myself and others. I'm currently working on a PhD about the first public Shakespeare...

Tennyson, Shakespeare and Women

At the moment I’m working with the wonderful team that made The Trial of Lady Godiva, on creating a companion piece on Tennyson’s poem...

New Year Re-writing/Re-drafting

The last couple of years have been ones of enormous creativity for me. I’ve gone with the flow of story ideas and written those tricky...

Editing Godiva

Editing is a wonderfully creative process which begins as soon as you start reading a script. Working as both Director and Editor on The...

Edgar: King Lear's homeless son

A few years ago at the RSC, watching a production of King Lear, the finely dressed bourgeois, middle-aged couple sitting next to me...

Directing Godiva

Funded by Coventry City of Culture, conceived and written by Stephen Hardy in collaboration with actress Sonia Ritter, The Trial of Lady...

Playing with time

Like every screenwriter when they've completed a first draft, I'm so excited about the script I've just finished. It's probably my best...

I'm a Fresher!!

This week I started a three and a half year journey/adventure - a PhD exploring and writing about the first greatest Shakespeare...

Frankenstein

It may seem a bit crazy to write a sequel to one of the most iconic novels in English literature, but that's exactly what I've done. I...

DaVinci Resolve

It sounds like an Italian Renaissance indigestion tablet but is, in fact, a natty piece of film editing software (the basic package is...

The Voice of The Forest

The Forest is a script which could have been written for silent cinema, were it not for the essential voiceover of a character who is...

The Invited - exciting news!

Based on the creative and innovative development work put in to The Invited, The McGuires have received further funding to take this...

The Shakespeare Films That Never Were

Adapting Shakespeare for the screen has always struck me as a thankless task - the language and play format immediate obstacles for the...

Unexpected Comedy

At the moment I'm juggling several new script ideas in my head. Some of them have been brewing there for a while, most of them dark,...

Digital Story Telling with the McGuires

I am tremendously fortunate to have worked in collaboration with Kristin and Davy McGuire, wonderful digital artists who produce the most...