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September 2018  Williams County Community Theater in the USA is performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from the September 28 to October 7

April 2018  Preeceville Sturgis United Church Players in Canada are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from April 27 to April 29. 'Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders' in being performed in Harefield from April 26 to 28

March 2018  Bovey Tracey Players are performing 'Heaven's Paradise' in Bovey Tracey from March 7 to March 10.  'The Lady Vanishes' an adaptation of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film opens in Swansea on March 16 by Fluellen Theatre. HATS Theatre Group, in Stretford near Manchester is performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner' at St Hugh of Lincoln, Glastonbury Road, Stretford from March 22 to 24.

December 2017 Heckmondwike Players present 'Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders from December 6 to 8

November 2017 Burton Leonard Dramatic Society is performing 'Calling Time' from November 23 to November 25. Dunkery Players are are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from April 27 to April 29. Hall Green Little Theatre are performing 'Call Me Dusty' from November 10 until November 18. Model Box Productions in Ireland perform 'Another Life' at several 1-Act Festivals throughout Ireland and reach the finals, picking up awards for Best Play, Best Actress and Best Director along the way!

October 27 the USA premiere of 'Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders' opens in Santa Clara, California on October 27 and runs until November 18

September 2017 'Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders' gets its premiere with Cardigan Theatre on Friday September 8 and Saturday September 9.

July 2017      Zenith Theatre Company in Poole are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from the 14 to the 17 July, and Hawarden Players are also performing the comedy from July 20 ro July 22

June 2017     Dorchester-on-Thames ADS are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' in Dorchester-on-Thames Village Hall from 21st to the 24th June. Hall Green Little Theatre in Birmingham are doing it from June 9 - June 17

May 2017     Another nine performances of 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' this month. Cat Lane Players are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' at Castle Bromwich Methodist Church, School Lane, Shard End, Birmingham, B34 6SJ on the 19-20 May - and Great Ayton Dramatic Society are also performing the comedy at Christ Church Parochial Hall, Guisborough Road, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough, TS9 6AA from 16 May 2017 to 20 May 2017 and St Anne's Players Bristol are doing 'Village Hall Murders' from May 25-27. Bardfield Players in Braintree are performing 'Calling Time' for three nights from May 18 until May 20

April 2017    Bethany College Theatre is performing 'Calling Time' at the Wailes Theatre, Steinman Hall, Bethany College Campus, Bethany, West Virginia, USA from 6-9 April 2017. And Olds High School in Red Deer, Canada are performing the play on April 27.

March 2017  'Calling Time' is the entry in the Glamorgan Drama League 1-Act Festival on Saturday 25th March 2017 starting at 7pm. Venue: The Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF39 8EL. and earlier in the day at 12.30 'Heaven's Paradise' gets its premiere at the Grand Theatre Swansea, courtesy of Fluellen Theatre Company

February 2017         Greysandfavour are performing 'Dirty Business' at Catbrook Village Hall on Friday February 3rd

December 2016       'CCTV' gets an outing in Ireland from the 2-4 December courtesy of the Malthouse Players. It's on a the Community Centre, Mountbellew, County Galway.

November 2016       Faringdon Dramatic Society perform Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders at The Corn Exchange, Faringdon from the 10th to the 12th of November. East Bergholt Dramatic Society presents Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders at The Constable Hall, East Bergholt from 24 November to 26 November. The Minstead Players perform 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' in Minstead Village Hall near Southampton on the 18th and 19th of November. Purvies Productions are doing Calling Time at Sutton St James Scout Headquarters, Macclesfield, on the 19th of November. And, on the same night, Greysandfavour are performing 'Dirty Business' at the Drill Hall, Chepstow.

October 2016           Hazlemere Players are doing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' in Hazelmere Community Centre, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Bucks on October 21 and 22. And the comedy gets yet another performance courtesy ofThe Monkton Players at West Monkton Village Hall, Somerset from 27-29 Oct 2016. The Woolgatherers of Heswall are also performing it from the 27-29 October at Heswall Hall, Wirral.

May 2016     Purvies Productions ADG are performing ‘Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders’ from 12-14 May at Sutton St James and from May 11 to 14 The Village Players performed it in Pilning Village Hall near Bristol. Castor Amateur Theatrical Society are also doing it on May 20 and 21 at Caister Town Hall in Market Rasen, and on the same days Cockerham Variety Productions will be performing it in Preston. A few days later from the 26-28 May, St Peter's Hill Players are doing the comedy at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham. Meanwhile new Agatha Crusty murder mystery comedy – 'Agatha Crusty and the Mighty Midget Murders' in starting to take off with a performance by Ovingdean Little Theatre in Ovingdean, near Brighton.

April 2016    Now Agatha Crusty gets her first German performance! Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders is being performed by the English Theatre Buxtehude at the Kulturforum in Buxtehude, Germany from the 7-17 April 2016. Also opening the same day, HATS in Urmston, Manchester are also doing 'Village Hall' at the St Hugh of Lincoln Parish Hall until April 9.

March 2016  Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders gets performed in Herefordshire from the 24 to the 26 March by the Rural Theatre Group.

November 2015       The Clarendon Players are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' at The Memorial Hall, Wootton Bassett from Nov 12-14. And Double-Act will be performing at Corfe Castle Village Hall from the 19th to the 21st November. 'Village Hall Murders' is also set to go to Port Talbot on Nov 11-13 at Baglan Community Hall with Port Talbot Little Theatre, the Market Weighton Community Players are performing Agatha and Co at the Market Weighton Social Club in Yorkshire from the 12th to the 14th of November, and then up to Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire at the East Church Hall, Kilbarchan - Nov 27-28

October 2015           Chestnut Dramatic Society are performing Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders at Goffs Oak Village Hall from 1-3 October. Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner goes to the USA where Santa Clara Players are performing it in California with 11 performances in October and November!

September 2015      3A Players of Milton Keynes are performing the latest Agatha Crusty murder mystery comedy - Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner at the Chrysalis Theatre, Japonica Lane, Milton Keynes, Bucks on Thurs/Fri September 3 and 4 at 7.30 and Saturday Sept 2 at 2pm.

July 2015      Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders plays in Cuffley, Herts at Cuffley Hall from the 2nd to the 4th July. And at the Studio, Widnes with Split Ends Theatre Company on July 10. Moulton Drama Group give 'Calling Time' another outing, this time at the Davenham Players Theatre from 15-27 July!

June 2015     Shinfield Players Theatre are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from June 8-11 in Shinfield Players Theatre, Reading; Cleadon Village Drama Club are doing it at the Little Theatre, Cleadon Village in South Shields from June 8-13; and WADAMS are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' at the Ellendine Centre, Wroughton, Wiltshire on the 24th and 25th June. At the same time, Nannerch Players are performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner' from June 25-28 in Nannerch Memorial Hall, Nannerch, Mold. Plus 'Calling Time' does a turn in Folkestone at The Grand Hotel on the 25th - 27th June. 

May 2015     Lane End Players perform Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders at Lane End Village Hall, Bucks on May 1,2,8 and 9. Phoenix Players are putting on Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders at the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford upon Avon from the 20th to the 23rd May. And the Leckhampton Players are on from the 27 - 30 May.

April 2015    Westoning Players in Bedfordshire are performing Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders 16-18 April and Wadams are performing the comedy on the 24th and 25th.

March 2015  'Losing It' gets an outing at the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich on March 6-8 courtesy of the Temperamental Trio!

February 2015         

'Dirty Business' goes to Switzerland. 'Gruppa da Teater dal Tereal d'Aint' are performing it on Feb 18 in Val Müstair, Switzerland (close to the border with South Tyrol, Italy) - and it's been translated into Romansh (the fourth language of Switzerland). Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders gets an outing with St Ambrose Players at St Ambrose Church Hall in Leyland from the 18-21 February 

November 2014       Littleton Players are performing 'Agatha' at the Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall on 31 Oct and Nov 1. TOADS - Totley Operatic and Dramatic Society in Sheffield are performing Agatha from November 19 - 22.

October 2014           Brookdale Club Theatre is performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' from October 8-1; Springthorpe ADS are performing it in Springthorpe, Lincolnshire from the 9th to the 11th October, and Urchfont Players are also performing it from the 15-17 October. 'What's Yours?' being performed by Stoke Climsland ATS at The Old School, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall - October 23-25

July 2014      'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' is being performed by The Fairbourne Dodders at Dodford Village Hall, near Bromsgrove from July 3 to 5, TADS at Tilehurst Village Hall, Reading, 11 and 12 July, and by the Third Age Players at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes from July 31 to August 2.

June 2014     Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders is begin performed by the Horsemonden Players are Horsemonden Village Hall on June 6 & 7. The Grange Players perform 'Calling Time' at Townsend Hall, Shipston-on-Stour on June 12.

May 2014     'Dirty Business' being performed by Warninglid Players at the Seaforth Hall, Warninglid, Sussex from May 7 to 10. "Calling Time' is being performed by Flintry Amateur Dramatic Society on Friday 16th May at the Killin Comedy Festival at 7.30PM Tickets at McLaren Hall door Killin - and congratulations to FADS for winning the 2014 Scottish 1-Act Festival with Seamus O’Rourke's lovely comedy Victor's Dung! 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' being performed by the Santa Clara Players from May 16 to June 7 at the Hall Pavilion, Santa Clara, California, USA

April 2014    Whitechapel Players are performing ''Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' at Whitechapel Village Hall, near Preston from 30 April to 3 May. 'Calling Time' begin performed by Berriew Drama and Music Society in Montgomery on April 26. Wheatsheaf Players perform 'Dirty Business' at the Co-operative Theatre, Wyken, Coventry from March 31 to April 5

March 2014  Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society perform 'Calling Time' from the 12th to the 15th March. City Players Dramatic Society performing 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' at the Corner Playhouse, Sheffield from the 10th to the 22nd March. 'Calling Time' voted Best Production of 2013' at the Little Theatre, New Zealand! 'Dirty Business' entered in 1-act Festival at the Abbey Theatre Nuneaton by Wheatsheaf Players on March 29.

February 2014         'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' is performed by the Malford Players at Christian Malford Hall from February 6th to 8th.  'Waiting for Gordon' will be performed in Dunkeld, Scotland on 28th February by Blairgowrie Players in the 1-Act Festival

Jan 2014       'You and Me Both' - new one act comedy ideal for festivals now available from comedy plays.co.uk

November 2013       Semi-Circle perform 'Losing It' in Theatre Arlecchino in Basel, Switzerland on Oct 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 & 9. 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' is on in Portsmouth from October 30 to Nov 2 with the Phoenix Players, on near Ripon from the 21-23 Nov with the Masham Players. and on in Mooroolbark, Australia from the 7-16 November.  'Dirty Business' on in Glasgow with Elderslie Kirk Players. Call Me Dusty on in Cardigan, Milford Haven and Llanelli

October 2013           Colaton Raleigh Players perform 'Dirty Business' in Sidmouth. Woodchurch Players perform 'Losing It' in Kent. Clarbeston Road Players perform 'Losing It' and CCTV' in Fishguard. Trick of Light Theatre Company perform 'Calling Time' in Chesterfield. Woodmansterne Operatic and Dramatic Society perform 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders in Woodmansterne. Call Me Dusty on in Cwmbran, Barry and Newport.

September 2013      'Call Me Dusty' opens in Weston-Super-Mare at the Playhouse on September 4.  'Calling Time' is performed by the Bradfordians in the Swan Cellar Bar, Bradford on Avon the same day! And down under in Australia, 'Dirty Business' opens at the Grafton Theatre on September 20th running to September 29. Plus Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders is being performed by the Maulden Players on September 6 and 7 in Maulden, Beds. And on the same days, Rutherglen Repertory Theatre will be producing Agatha Crusty at Rutherglen Town Hall.

August 2013  Ten performances of 'Losing It' and 'Calling time' performed in a double bill by New Plymouth Little Theatre in New Zealand from the 14th to the 24th August.

June 2013     Hormonden Players perform 'Calling Time' in Pembury on June 21and 22. See Photo Gallery.

May 2013     'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders' published by New Theatre Publications. 'Roy Brown: Untitled' performed by Oxton Amateur Players on the 24 and 25 May in Oxton, Nottingham.

April 2013    

Berriew Drama and Music Society perform 'CCTV' on April 5. Vane Tempest Theatre Group performs 'Calling Time' on the 23 and 24th April at Seaton Community Centre, County Durham. 'You and Me Both' being performed by Fluellen Theatre Company on April 4 at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. 'Waiting for Gordon' featured on a TV programme about the YFC 1-Act Festival on S4C - the Welsh Channel 4.

March 2013  'Waiting for Gordon' is in the finals of the YFC festival at the Swansea Grand Theatre on Sunday March 3. Dunlop Players win The Ayrshire Youth Trophy (Winning Youth Team) and The James B. Love Trophy (Highest Acting Marks, Youth) with Getting the Breaks at the 1-Act Festival at the Eastwood Theatre. Ayrshire for the SCDA one act festival.

February 2013         'Getting the Breaks' youth play is being performed by the Dunlop Players in the Village Hall, Dunlop, Ayrshire on February 15 and 16.

January 2013           New 1-Act Comedy 'You and Me Both' gets first performance at the Grand Theatre, Swansea on January 26. New productions of 'Calling Time' by WamDram in Warrington on January 17th and 19th. Details on wamdram.org.uk

2012  Book signing of 'Is' in Waterstones Bristol on February 16. 'Calling Time' entered in two 1-Act Festivals by Colwyn Bay Players. 'Calling Time' gets another outing at Elmore Hall, Gloucester, performed by the Village Players - 18-21 April. Premiere of '100 Minutes' - drama about Denys Corbett Wilson, the first person to fly from the UK to Ireland in April 1912, with performances in Fishguard on April 21 and Wexford on April 26. 'Needle Time' performed at the Grand Theatre, Swansea, April 28. 'Calling Time' being performed in Connecticut, USA on May 18 and Minstead, UK on May 19. 'Losing It' and 'CCTV' both entered for Wales 1-Act Festival. CCTV gets 'Best Presentation' and 'Best Supporting Actor' for Clarbeston Road Players. New play specially written for the National Trust performed at Stackpole Court in Pembrokeshire. CCTV performed by the Largs Players in Ayrshire. 'Is' book signings in Waterstones, Bristol and Swindon. The Grange Players give CCTV another outing in the Grange Hall, Southam on September 28 and 29. New adaptation of 'The Chimes' by Charles Dickens published by New Theatre Publications. Also two new 1-act plays - 'Needle Time' and 'Roy Brown: Untitled'. Stage 2 perform 'Calling Time' in Berrow Village Hall on the 13th to the 15th of December.

2011  January: 'Is' reprinted after only eight months! February: Book signing in Windsor and Swansea Waterstones. March: Book signing in Cardiff Waterstones, World Book Day reading in Newport and Children's Literature Festival in Windsor. 'Waiting for Gordon' 1-Act play being performed in Essex for three nights. April: 'Calling Time' - five short comedies all set in a pub - is being performed by Fluellen Theatre Company at the Grand Theatre Swansea in their Lunchtime Theatre season on April 30 at 12.30. It then goes to the Pavilion in Porthcawl the following week. August: 'Calling Time' published by New Theatre Publications. September: 'Dirty Business' a topical comedy about Council cuts, the cleaning business and a pair of lacy knickers is published by New Theatre Publications. October: Roy Brown: Untitled - a brand new comedy about Roy (of Bringing Back the Bluestones fame) and his attempts to take the art world by storm. At the Grand Theatre, Swansea on October 29 at 12.30pm. Skegness Playgoers performance of 'Calling Time'. November: Shirley Players perform 'Calling Time' in Croydon and Command Performers' production in High Wycombe. Book signing of 'Is' in Waterstones - Reading Oracle. 'Man's View' the story of a reunion between three girls which reveals untold secrets is playing in Aldermaston on November 3-5th. Plenty of fireworks guaranteed!

2010  January: Premiere of Calling Time - black comedy set in a pub - produced by Bootleg Theatre Company in Salisbury.  April : 'Is' children's novel published by Parthian on April 9 is launched. Aimed at 9-12 year olds, Is is about a girl who thinks she is the great Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, reincarnated! The website has a wealth of information and links about Brunel together with teacher resources. www.ikbrunel.org.uk.  Bringing Back the Bluestones performed in Swansea, Tenby and Fishguard. June: Reading from 'Is' at Hay Festival on June 4th and at Glasgow Science Festival on June 6th.  September: 'Is' reading and book signing at Gwili Railway 150th Anniversary.  Dirty Business - a sparkling new comedy about the effects of spending cuts opens at the Grand Theatre Swansea on Sept 25th and goes to Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard on October 14th. October: Book signing in Waterstones, Portsmouth and Slough

2009   Feb: Celebulite is chosen by Fluellen Theatre Company for the second season of Lunchtime Theatre plays at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.  March: Radio version of 'Goodbye Simon' chosen by East 15 as their duologue entry for the prestigious Carleton Hobbs BBC Award. May: CCTV gets first performance in Grand Theatre Swansea. June: Channel Hopping stage version makes the shortlist for Drama Association of Wales competition. September: 'Losing It' launches the new season of Lunchtime Theatre at the Grand, Swansea. December: DOP - a 15 minute short abut Disappearing Object Phenomenon becomes semi-finalist in the British Short Screenplay Competition 2009

2008   Jan: 'Valentine's Day' - a 45 minute radio play is being recorded by the Wireless Theatre Company and available to download free from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk.  Feb: 10 minute short, called 'Who's Joe?' performed at monthly Script Slam event at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.  April: 'C-List' - New 1-act play about two minor celebs who change overnight, premieres at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven.  May: Man's View - 1-act play about a reunion for three women is published by New Theatre Publications.  June: Firewall - a one act play for youth groups is shortlisted in the Drama Association of Wales new writing competition. August: Man's View selected by Fluellen Theatre Company as one of four plays to launch Lunchtime Theatre at The Grand Theatre, Swansea.  Nov: 'Celebulite' is published by New Theatre Publications - www.plays4theatre.com.  Dec: Radio versions of 'Goodbye Simon' and Who's Joe?' are broadcast on CleddauFM and audiobookradio.net

2007   'Garden Duty' a short screenplay about a German POW working as a gardener in England during the 2nd World War was a semi-fianlist in the British Short Screenplay competition, the largest and most prestigious screenplay competition in the world.  'Goodbye Simon' a short play about recently deceased Simon and the women in his life, has been selected for performance during the Word Market festival in Cumbria during February 2008

This article was updated on 8 March 2018