The Gallery

Our vision. Our work. Efforts, experiments and finished pieces. Feel free to browse, ponder and be inspired.

Meet Me at Samois - A Gypsy Jazz Story

Producer - Makon Bessala

When the wild dance music of the French mountains, played by Parisian gypsies in 1930s low life bars, met cool American Jazz - Gypsy Jazz was born.  Read More

  Linda Proud The Botticelli Trilogy

This sequence of historical novels is set in fifteenth century Florence. The trilogy, comprising A Tabernacle for the Sun, Pallas and the Centaur and The Rebirth of Venus, covers the golden age of Lorenzo de' Medici, a time of great art influenced by a very ancient wisdom tradition, and its extinction under the rise of fundamentalist religion. The main protagonist is an invention but everyone else lived and breathed (and died) in one of the most exciting periods of European history: the Florentine Renaissance. A Gift for the Magus is set earlier, in the time of Cosimo de' Medici, and is about Botticelli's master, Fra Filippo Lippi. Read more

 

Lore written by Robin Mukherjee, co-written and directed by Cate Shortland

Offering a unique perspective on the nature of collusion with this story of a young German girl who, at the end of WWII, leads her siblings through a devastated and defeated nation.

To survive the children must reach their Grandmother's house in the North but amidst the chaos of a defeated nation, Lore encounters the mysterious and intriguing Thomas (Kai Malina), a young Jewish refugee. Read more

 

 

DOPPELGANGER  DIALOGUES

 

Doppelganger Productions announce Doppelganger Dialogues, our new exciting workshop initiative.

 

We are planning a series of innovative and stimulating creative workshops for new and aspiring playwrights.  These are a hands-on sessions designed specifically for new writers, as well as those with some experience who are seeking to develop their skills.

 

Writers will be invited to submit their work in advance of each workshop, with a length restriction of ten-minutes for each submission.  Writers may submit a ten-minute play, a sequence of mini-plays with an overall length of ten-minutes, or a ten-minute extract from a longer play.  Read More

 

 

COW Member and Tutor Graham Clarke

has published many books on gardening, drawing both from his experience with horticulture and his love of writing.  He will tell you that factual books work when they tell a story.  This is an art he has clearly mastered.  He is also a television presenter, horticultural judge and a much sought-after guest speaker.  To find out more about Graham, check out his website.

 

 

Michael Davies

Michael’s writing has appeared on stage, screen, radio, t’Interweb and the printed page. His debut original stage play, Rasputin’s Mother, won the national playwriting competition and received its professional premiere in the spring of 2013. He recently completed a new full-length original play, Reality, and has been commissioned to write an adaptation of Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers. See a recent interview HERE

Michael has been a professional critic for nearly 30 years and writes programme notes for theatres across the country and in the West End. His work has appeared in national newspapers and he has been a regular reviewer for The Stage, as well as serving as resident critic for a host of regional titles. His reviews can be read at www.whatsonstage.com as well as on his own website,  

   

COW Patron and Poet - Susan Northcott

'I have always dabbled with writing but need the challenge of 'tailoring' and presenting poetry in different formats for different events, places. Try to perform as far away from home as possible and as infrequently as possible. Aim to make people laugh, cry, think or all three. Enjoy 'Slams' - pinnacle reached at the Nuyorican Cafe in New York as part of Poetry Month USA - pits reached mid-Atlantic on Queen Mary................I have the certificate to prove it!' Read Rosie


 

   

 

    

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