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.
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS a new comedy
A further play is in development to form a full-length piece with The Weatherman, already performed in Brighton, Wales and France in shorter and longer versions. After All These Years involves four characters in their 60s and 70s, facing the last stage of their active lives and looking back on their regrets and misdemeanours.