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Uncategorized May 14, 2021

ART WAVE

This September the annual Art Festival in Lewes, Art Wave, usually extending into artists homes, is confined to their gardens or separate studios. Malcom, who recorded Hamlet, and I want to combine my visual art with the audio in my garden come September not by inflicting the three hours forty minutes of our audio version on our visitors, but a pithy, …

Uncategorized March 11, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

LOVE & TIME TIME & PLACE As a Spring event, having missed Valentine’s Day, Emily and I offer a compilation of poetry, prose and drama; three minutes short of an hour in the company of some great writers. It can now be found in the “Shop”. For technical reasons, it has to be in three …

Uncategorized January 1, 2021

A NEW YEAR

So, Time’s faithful charioteer Grants us another new year We continue Life’s Dance With another new chance To sustain our unique Biosphere. Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year.

Uncategorized December 23, 2020

MY FIRST PANTOMIME: A CHRISTMAS POEM

As promised, a new short film for the festive season. Thank you to everyone who has already visited the website’s new audio streaming service and for your appreciative comments on the Fireside Half-Hour and Dickensian Christmas Bundle. One more package will very shortly be arriving in the Shop. Strictly for theatre buffs, it comprises fast-paced musings …

Uncategorized December 13, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW STREAMING SERVICE

I am very pleased to announce that the first item of a new departure is about to appear; nothing revolutionary, in fact Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is almost synonymous with the coming season, although I have only got to know intimately of its virtues since studying it for this audiobook project in the form in which Dickens performed it …

Uncategorized October 1, 2020

TOLD BY AN IDIOT PODCAST: REGRETS, I’VE HAD A FEW

Told by an Idiot’s inaugural podcast is now available to stream or download. Regrets, I’ve Had a Few, hosted by Artistic Director Paul Hunter, takes the form of free-flowing conversations with friends and colleagues in the theatre industry, delving into what made them the people they are today. Paul’s first guest is none other than …

Uncategorized September 29, 2020

PIERROT, PUNT AND PREVIEW

These pictures – one a still from Knots, the other my most recent study in pastel – and this partial verse are by way of a ‘trailer’ for a forthcoming short film. A punt was all part of the myth And the miming had moment and pith And a flow to beguile Artifice Style After …

Uncategorized September 7, 2020

IN PRAISE OF THE WORTHY SCAFFOLD

It is hard to believe that over seven years have passed since Paul Hunter and I mounted this worthy scaffold (designed by Michael Vale) for the world premiere of My Perfect Mind. Just the other day I was contacted by Told by An Idiot to say that a festival in China had asked permission to …

Uncategorized August 30, 2020

BRACKETS

A sonnet I’ve rediscovered these – a pair of brackets  Brass, lying loose in our utility room  In this house, they’re something we don’t lack, it’s  Two boys clamber, but their doom’s  To do it in the dark and dust; they climb  At ever easeful play, perhaps adventure  Fixed in brass, their heedless golden time  Is …

Uncategorized August 3, 2020

PETH’S STAGING POST IS BACK

On this, Edward’s 84th birthday, we’re delighted to announce that Peth’s Staging Post is again functioning properly. We hope you’ve all been keeping safe and well at this extraordinary time. Edward has been keeping busy with his art during the months of lockdown. Below are three examples of his recent work in pastel.