Meet Me at Samois - A Gypsy Jazz
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.
Proud The Botticelli Trilogy
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.
written by Robin Mukherjee, co-written and directed by
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.
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.
COW Member and Tutor
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’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
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
COW Patron and Poet -
'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