Earlier this year I visited The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, to see an illuminating performance in its Studio. Shortly after, I attended JB Shorts in Manchester with writer friend Pete Spencer; an evening of six short theatre plays which were equally as fascinating.
What caught my imagination was how few props are required to paint a scene, that theatre is an excellent platform because of it and, the light bulb moment, Les The Punter could actually transfer well from screen to stage.
So that’s what I’ve done.
I originally wrote Les The Punter as a poem, which was recorded. I turned the poem into a short screenplay and it was received very well.
Now, having turned it into a theatre play, I feel the story has found its spiritual home.
I’m hoping that the play can get a read through – am beginning to send it off.