Writing CV

As well as working as an actor and director, Paul has also written for numerous different mediums over the years.  Some writing credits include:

new material for a short live stage version of ‘Happy Hour’
the World Premiere of ‘Wise Men Say‘, a brand new one-act play about Sunderland AFC
Writer: continuing to write for Paul & Nessa’s Happy Hour

Script adaptation:
  ‘Romeo + Juliet’ for Cranked Anvil.  The production won ‘Best Shakespeare’ in the North East Theatre Guide Awards 2016
Script adaptation:
  ‘Hamlet’ for Cranked Anvil.
Script adaptation:
  ‘Henry V’ for Cranked Anvil.  The production came third in the North East Theatre Guide Awards 2016 ‘Best Shakespeare’ category
continuing to write for weekly radio sketch comedy show ‘Paul & Nessa’s Happy Hour

Script adaptation:
the World Premiere of ‘Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path’, which opened at The Customs House theatre in South Shields – Cookson’s home town
Writer and Creator:  Weekly radio sketch comedy show ‘Paul & Nessa’s Happy Hour‘ on Spark FM

Script Adaptation and Consultant: ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Macbeth’ for TheatreSpace NE
Writer:Mixtape‘, Newcastle.

Script Adaptation and Consultant: ‘The Tempest’ for TheatreSpace NE.
Writer:  ‘The Occasional Adventures of Bartington and Dunford’, a radio comedy.
Writer (adapting from original stage script):  ‘Voyage From Titan’, a radio comedy for Cranked Anvil.

Writer (adapting from original film script):  ‘Hello, I Love You’, a radio comedy for Cranked Anvil.
Script Adaptation:  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘ for TheatreSpace NE.
Writer and Presenter:  ‘Sunderland: Sleeping Giant‘, a documentary on the City of Sunderland.

Writer:  ‘Don’t Trust Salmon: Fin’, a sketch comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Writer (award-winning):  Sketch comedy ‘supergroup’ Swagger Jagger, in ‘Late Night Gimp Fight‘s Sketch Off’ at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Writer:  Various sketch comedy gigs with sketch group Don’t Trust Salmon.

Writer (book and lyrics):  Joey Cotter and the Lost Mineral’, a musical play for young people.

Writer:  ‘CSI:London’, a spoof comedy web-series.

Writer (book and lyrics):  ‘Voyage From Titan’, a comedy musical which premiered at the White Bear theatre, London.

Writer:  ‘CSI:London’ pilot – a spoof comedy webisode.
Writer (commissioned):  Theatre-in-Education play for key stage 3 pupils, ‘The Fete of Lower Walden’, on climate change issues.

Writer (commissioned)‘To Take The Fall’, a play for drama school students.

Writer (commissioned):  Short film ‘The After School Club’ for Best Shot Youth Theatre Productions.

Script Consultant:  ‘Babes In The Wood’ at the Novello Theatre.

Writer:  Stage play ‘Hello I Love You’ at the Cockpit Theatre, London.
Writer:  short film ‘Hanging On The Telephone’.
Writer:  Stage play ‘So They All Rolled Over’.