Sunday, 15 April 2012

Reviews for Country Life

“Country Life starts to do what is says on the tin, then turns it upside
down and shakes it up. Quietly entertaining, brilliantly original.”

Sporting spectacular performances”

“The dialogue recalls the understated
dryness of Alan Bennett”

“A sharply acid comedy”

“Completely engrossing…everybody must go and see
this thoroughly entertaining production. Now”

Nominated for Best Set Design
Offie Awards 2012

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


The set, designed by Rachael Vaughan, has been nominated for an Offie!

"Quietly entertaining, brilliantly original".

We've been running a week now, and some reviews have started to filter through. My favourite, unsurprisingly, is this one from What's On Stage. Here's another one for the quietly brigade: "Quietly, craftily pleasant, if a little too restrained" from Reviewsgate, and from Exeunt there's a quiet in the opening sentence:

"This is a play for all those who thought old age was all slippers, pipe and quiet nights in front of the TV."

Next time, I'll write a loud play.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

An Interview

There's an interview with me by Rhoda Koenig in this week's Islington Tribune.

Friday, 30 September 2011

The Return of Country Life

You can't keep a good play down. After all those reviews, we hoped for a transfer, and lo it came to pass. It's playing at the Old Red Lion from October 18th to November 5th. Yes, it ends on bonfire night. If you've seen it, you'll have spotted the coincidence. If you haven't then, come along and spot it yourself. We're delighted to have the same cast, but there's bigger, and perhaps better, set. If you haven't been to the Old Red Lion, believe me when I say it's got probably the best sightlines of any fringe theatre in London.

Come along and enjoy!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Monday 15th August

Okay, we're almost off. It's been a great rehearsal period. We got ourselves a particularly experienced cast, which I am delighted with - because you never know! You can find them in all their glory

No mention of the writer, of course, but that's par for the course. The young chap is Paul Blinkhorn. The rest are Marji Campi, and, on the left as we see them, Chris Bearne and on the right, David Forest.

Marji herself needs no introduction. You must have seen her.

I am Peter Briffa. Before Country Life I wrote Siren, which you can read about in the previous blogs. But there's also Night of the Fox, from the early days of the internet. Not much about it, but there are occasional sightings.