This play was an interesting way to give some information about Shakespeare. I am not sure as to how accurate the story about his family is but it feels like it could possibly be true. Act 2 would be better as a separate storyline. The family storyline was more appealing to me, and I would liked to have read more. I am interested in seeing this performed.
by Davina Wiles (via NetGalley)
Tony's professional career has been in information science, management consultancy and strategic foresight, but creative writing has been a lifelong interest.
He is currently a member of two actors and writers groups: Player-Playwrights (since 1995) and Actors and Writers London (since 2010). As the long-term treasurer of Player-Playwrights, he has been involved in managing the financing of showcases on their behalf at the Soho Theatre, Arts Theatre and the King's Head, and four productions altogether on their behalf at the Camden Fringe Festivals of 2011 and 2012, at the Jerwood Theatre, RADA, the Etcetera Theatre and two at the Tristan Bates.
He has been an acting member of the Questors' Theatre, Ealing since 1981, and has also appeared with them on tour at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. He was on the staff of the BBC for six years in the early 1980s, and during this time he was a member of their Studio Amateur Dramatic Group (SADG), which performed and recorded radio plays in studio. He has been a friend of Shakespeare's Globe for over twenty years, and does regular duties on the Friends Desk there.
He has now published three plays with Troubador: A Kingdom for a Stage (2018), Show me the Money (2021) and Facing the Enemy (2021).
He produced A Kingdom for a Stage at the Chelsea Theatre in 2016. Reviews of the production are available below:
The radio version of A Kingdom for a Stage was broadcast twice on audiobookradio.net in 2017. It was repeated twice in 2020.
He also produced Show me the Money at the Chelsea Theatre in 2013.