Despite 2020 being, generally speaking, such a disaster for live theatre Jonathan was personally very grateful that video performances and/or Zoom readings of several of his plays were produced for on-line viewing. Additionally the first ever audio version of one of his plays (Hologram) was broadcast on BBC Radio Solent in October. He signed a contract for two of his plays (Gone and Freya's Necklace) to be made into short films in 2021 and plans are afoot (Covid willing) for one of his full-length plays and several of his short plays to be performed live in a theatre during the first half of 2021!
Jonathan's trio of ten minute pantos continue to be in demand. He has just heard that another production of Aladdin is now set to take place in Oxfordshire in January!
Jonathan was very pleased to hear today that his 20 minute play A.I. GUY is being performed in Florida, USA this month!
Jonathan had a great Zoom reading/workshop of his new one act play SISTER + an interesting discussion about its prequel EATING TALKING ANIMALS earlier this week with Take One Agency and would like to thank everyone involved. He is now considering merging the two plays into one full length play!
Great news! Several more productions by theatre companies and others (mainly on video) of Jonathan's three mini-pantos Aladdin, Jack & The Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty have recently been set to take place in the 2020/2021 panto season. The latest being SLEEPING BEAUTY in Tadley (Hants), Ascot (Surrey) and Hong Kong and ALADDIN in East Sussex!
Great news on the panto front - productions (including several on video) of Jonathan's three mini pantos Aladdin, Jack & The Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty will be taking place in November, December and January in Texas, Newport (Shropshire), Derbyshire, Godalming (Surrey), Chertsey (Surrey), Riyadh (Middle East), Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, East Sussex, West Sussex and Dorset!
Jonathan is very pleased to hear that his short Jack And The Beanstalk panto is going to be performed at a care home in Surrey and by a Drama Group in Riyadh in the Middle East in December. If you're wondering where Jack is in the picture below, worry not - this is his very capable girlfriend Jill taking charge!
Jonathan is delighted to to be able to share the Cheriton Players' newly released audio version of his short play HOLOGRAM that is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio Solent between 12 Noon and 1.00pm on Wednesday, 28 October. Please click here if you'd like to listen to it now!
Great news for Jonathan - rights to make videos of his 10 minute joke-packed, non-rhyming ALADDIN panto have been acquired by a school in Newport Shropshire, the Mulberry Theatre Company in Derbyshire and Godalming Theatre Group in Surrey.
Jonathan is very pleased to hear that the rights to make a video of his David Bowie-inspired, competition-winning short play LAURA were recently acquired by the OIR Sundowner Drama Group.