If you have found this website it probably means that you are interested in theatre and in particular theatre for young people, children and their families and I bid you welcome.
Here you will find information about the plays I have been writing over the past thirty years, including plays for adults, adaptations and musicals.
There are synopses of the plays and information about how to get hold of scripts, either for professional or for amateur use.
News – Winter 2016
The winter is here and brings with it Christmas Shows – which for me this year includes a brand new version of Pinocchio created with: Garth McConaghie (Music); Hugh Brown (Lyrics); Paul McEneany (Illusions and Direction). The show opens at the Mac, Belfast Nov 30 and will be spectacular.
My adaptation of The Borrowers returns to the Sherman Theatre Cardiff – Nov 30 all through the Christmas season. Directed by the wonderful Amy Leach.
Nivelli’s War – about a young German evacuee during World War 2 who meets an enigmatic refugee who happens to be a magician – will open at the Lyric Belfast in March next year before transferring to the New Victory Theatre on Times Square, Broadway, New York on 28 April 2017. The play is produced by Cahoot’s NI.
Infinity has opened in Dortmund, directed by Andrea Kramer for Consol Theatre and will continue to play in rep next year. The play, which is for ages 12 up, is about a troubled space mission to Mars. It was co-commissioned with Theatre Iolo in Cardiff and will hopefully reach the UK sometime next year.
Other key reviews
- The Gift: “As the finest writers are shaped and influenced by their home place, so have Way’s many award-winning plays reflected the rich cultural heritage from which they sprang. But The Gift is something entirely different, a play written by a master of the genre, who, while knowing his constituency so well, is yet willing to go out on a limb in pursuit of something new.” More…
- "…a play written by a master of the genre"
- Hard Times: "…A stellar adaptation by Charles Way, moving thoughtful and wonderfully drawn" More…
- Wanted! Robin Hood: " … Thrilling action and crowd pleasing comedy." More…
- Nivelli’s War: "…This is world class work being produced right here in Belfast" More…