THE BIG SLEEPOVER
AT THE WHITE HOUSE (working title)
For three weeks at the end of 1941, just after the attack on Pearl Harbour, Winston Churchill invited himself to the White House to hold talks with President Franklin Roosevelt. He was not altogether the perfect house guest, much to the annoyance of Eleanor Roosevelt, but he and Roosevelt did fashion a joint enterprise which brought the US into World War II and saved Europe from Nazi domination as well as defeating the Japanese in the Far East. This is a commission to dramatise this story, based on a book by James Mikel Wilson and a narrative adaptation by Lawrence Holofcener. A rehearsed reading has been held and a director designate has been appointed: Stephen Unwin. Further updates will follow.
TRILOGY OF COMEDIES: WEATHERMAN, DANCERS AND TEA
Two further plays are in development to form a trilogy with The Weatherman, already performed in Brighton, Wales and France in shorter and longer versions. The working titles are Still Dancers and Afternoon Tea. They could all be performed as a full-length three-act play, or as standalone one-act plays. They all involve older characters in their 60s and 70s, two males in Weatherman, two females and one male in Still Dancers and both males and both females in Afternoon Tea, four characters in total.