Author and Scriptwriter

'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell

My Radio Plays

It had its moments.
Between 2005 and 2008 I wrote eight short radio plays for Dark Smile Productions featuring two characters called Map and Steads and including devils who want to be chefs, giant 30-foot mutant pike in the River Irwell, ghosts, singing snakes, a talking Welsh squid and Lady Alison, Mistress of Pain, the Dominatrix Detective.  Mostly comic and often bizarre, you can listen to them all for free here.

Gives a whole new meaning to 'NHS cuts'.

Also available is Chief Surgeon Mal Practeeeece's Theatre of Horror, a portmanteau collection containing three blackly comic radio plays by Stephen Michael Lowe, Iain Mackness and myself.  My contribution is called Hood Rats, in which Wayne, a young burglar, gets rather more than he bargained for when he breaks into the home of retired surgeon Mr Ponsonby.  For a free sample, click here.

Also, I had some fun acting, too.  In Map and Steads I played Stan, an unfrocked devil, not to mention a student called Hugh, and even got to sing some folk songs in the final M&S play, Wedding Bell Blues.  In addition, I got to play the title role in Richard Delafield's plays Ratty #1: Enter The Rat and Ratty #2: Manimal Rising (I tried to persuade them to call it Ratty Twoey, but it was no go...)

Ratty was a drunken, gluttonous lecher.  No idea why they cast me.

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