Archive for: April, 2016

Uncategorized April 26, 2016

REBUILDING HOPE

This latest short film includes a rare audio excerpt from my play Pillar Talk and a reflection on the recent installation in Trafalgar Square of the replica of Palmyra’s triumphal arch. In the revised radio version of Pillar Talk, I included a letter to Simeon Stylites from a Roman actor. It too has something to

Uncategorized April 26, 2016

THE LAST MORIARTY – SPECIAL OFFER

Peth’s Staging Post is delighted to offer complimentary Audible downloads of Edward reading Charles Veley’s The Last Moriarty to the first ten blog readers who contact the website and correctly answer the question below. The offer is open to UK residents only. Please go to the website’s Contact page, type TLM OFFER in the subject line,

Uncategorized April 24, 2016

PROSPERO’S FAREWELL

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 1964, I had three small parts in Olivier’s Othello at the National Theatre. On this 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, I thought it might be appropriate to speak Prospero’s final speech, his farewell to his magic, which some have thought was Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatre.

Uncategorized April 16, 2016

IN THE ROUND AT THE NT

It is five years since the publication of my book Slim Chances and Unscheduled Appearances (in its original edition). The launch was marked by a Platform I did at the National Theatre and, shortly after, an exhibition at Burgh House in Hampstead. The Platform was filmed by the NT and, at the time, I posted

Uncategorized April 11, 2016

LIGHTING A SPARK

The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse Not sure I responded well to being accused of making a ‘cut-out’ instead of a 3D painting but something was wrong with the ear in my latest