Dear followers of Toast

I’m pleased to let you know Toast has become a great success! The paperback published in June and reprinted in September, the reviews glow, and there’s still one more lit-fest talk coming up – the Wells Festival of Literature on October 22nd!

And while I’m still running around giving workshops and schools talks, I’ll be blogging a little less frequently on this site for the time being, as:

– I’m producing the second show for my theatre company shiningman. The new play Gilbert is Dead by Robin French will be playing at one of London’s last Victorian music halls, Hoxton Hall, 4th-29th November.

Follow the rehearsals, book – and win! – tickets, at and

– I’ve just finished acting in a short film, Notes directed by James Sharpe, and I’ll be acting in a play later in December.

More details of both will be at my main site,

News of future Toast activity – and there looks to be plenty coming -including an India tour, a full Shakespeare production, and a possible TV programme – will all be posted here!