Arthur is a light piece about being married to a writer. In it we meet the long suffering wife of ACD, and hear her thoughts on his passion for words. As we hear, the life of being married to the man who would become one of the most famous writers in the world is not all fun. There are, as in many houses, pants on the floor that men ignore!
Zella Compton is a playwright, columnist, novelist and occasional poet. She is widely published and a Creative Lab Associate Artist with the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. Having recently completed a musical commission for Hampshire Music Service – Ambition – Zella is currently funded by the Arts Council as Mary Rose Museum’s Playwright in Residence. She teaches creative writing at the NTR and for Authors Abroad (agency).
In 2017, Zella will be writing a piece about the Mary Rose, and has several other writing projects in the pipeline.
Plays: Five Beaches, How to be a Girl, Genghis, The Girl in the Hood, Brotherly Love, The Devil’s Rope (all published by Resources4drama)
Books: The Ten Rules of Skimming (published by Mogzilla)
Portsmouth Fairy Tales (published by Life Is Amazing)
Print: The News, The Times, The Sun, The Herald, Build It, Golfers Guide to Scotland, Your Wedding, Hiya!, Professional Builders Merchant, Professional Builder plus many more titles.
10 brilliantly talented storytellers will be joined by musicians, a projectionist and a duellist on Wednesday 28th June at the Square Tower to celebrate Arthur Conan Doyle’s life in Portsmouth.
The writers who will be regaling us with their stories include internationally published authors of Victorian crime fiction, local authors with a knack for spinning the perfect yarn and song writers, too.
The story tellers are:
William George Sutton – creator of the Campbell Lawless series of crime novels
Diana Bretherick – doctor of criminology and author of City of Devils and The Devil’s Daughters
Tony Noon – experienced storyteller well-known for his appearances at the Square Tower’s Day of the Dead event
Justin MacCormack – prolific author across genres, with a wicked sense of humour and a sense of the creepy
Christine Lawrence – author of Caught In The Web, with a unique brand of story-telling
Alan Morris – joyous performer who loves to dress up in Victorian gear and regale us with something unexpected
Zella Compton – playwright, short story writer, News columnist and children’s novelist
Charlotte Comley – organiser of Lovedean Writers’ Group and one of the funniest, wryest and most brilliant tale tellers in the south.
Amanda Garrie – smooth deliverer of intriguing tales.
Find out more about the musicians and the duellists, soon.