I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Writing Fellowship!

The view from my kitchen window of St Helen's Church.

I am living in a little cottage near Stratford-Upon-Avon at the moment, having amazingly received a Fellowship for three months.   I am writing all about it on my new blog called FROM THE ROOM.  The motto of the Hosking House Writing Residency is "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write".    I feel very blessed to have that, out here in the snowy Stratford countryside.  It is an idyllic spot and the only real distraction from work is the beauty of the place.

The link to the new blog is here

Vivo D'Arte

Vivo D'Arte Schools Edition of Les Miserables  - James Penniston and George Watkins

Vivo D'Arte, a wonderful youth theatre company in Hertfordshire are planning to put POSSESSED on.  Dan Cowtan is going to be directing the show and the cast will be drawn from the Vivo D'Arte Company.  It will be fascinating to see what a youth theatre company will be able to do with the show.

I went to see their Schools Version of Les Miserables and was incredibly impressed.  Above is a photograph of two of the performers from the show - James Penniston, who is playing Thenardier, has just received a place at the Royal Northern College of Music studying voice as a Bass/Baritone and George, Jean Valjean has also received a place at Guildhall studying voice as a tenor.  Dan Cowtan directed this production of Les Mis but has also been the young singers vocal coach.


Anna Francolini and Joseph Millson in rehearsal for  POSSESSED

Our Pre-Raphaelite musical POSSESSED has been chosen by MMD to be put forward as one of their three nominations for the NAMT Festival of New Musicals in New York.  We just have to hope that the Americans will like it enough to get it through to the finals. Steve and I are really excited about this!