Not Games

Things I have written that aren't games. For things that are games, see Games

Stage plays

In a Handbag, Darkly

A surreal sequel to Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Broken Holmes

An exploration of the dysfunctional relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. (Before it was cool!)

Stitched Up

A deconstruction of the Frankenstein story in its various incarnations, performed by characters from the novel and films.

Upper Lip

A parody of the farcical stories of P. G. Wodehouse.

Audio drama

Untrue Stories

A science fiction comedy-drama in the same literary satire space as my stage plays, in which classic speculative fiction writers go on time travelling adventures and take over at least one third of one planet. The complete first season is now available.

Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Pals (in production)

An upcoming comedy-horror anthology based on Bitter Karella's Hugo-nominated social-media based microfiction The Midnight Pals (content note: NSFW language), which I'm writing and producing in close collaboration with its creator. Versions of famous living and dead horror authors gather around a campfire to tell their stories in the style of '90s teen anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? A season of (at least) seven episodes is in production, planned for release in late 2023. Using the existing characters from the microfiction, I'm writing and editing episode scripts in close collaboration with the series creator; casting, directing and providing feedback to voice actors (6 main cast, plus around 6 guest cast in each episode); editing and producing the final audio; and composing and recording music.

Poetry and nonsense verse

I have a knack for rhyming nonsense and have occasionally been published, including in Poetanoster, an anthology of poems lamenting the decommissioning of an elevator at Leicester University, and the filk music zine Xenofilkia.