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.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Country Life

It's been a while... anyway, we're back. At least, Paul Blinkhorn and Peter Briffa are. Paul's directing my play Country Life at Rada in August. Read more about it here.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

So What Did You Think?

So what did you make of Siren? In spite of the inevitable and occasional stress, most of it self-inflicted, I had a terrific time. Even better, we sold out on three out of four nights! Nice not to have gone bankrupt in the process, and it does mean we can come back again some time soon.

If you were one of the people who came, do drop us a line to tell us what you made of it. Peter-at-chillingout dot co dot uk

You know the form.

In the mean time, we will be back. Either with this play again elsewhere, or another one in London.

And it will be sooner than you think. Stay tuned.

Another Review

Again, another good review, this time at the British Theatre Guide. No stand out quotes, so you'll have to read the whole thing.