Producer’s Blog….. Auditions

Oh my goodness. This was both incredibly stressful and utterly inspirational. Start the day off very briefly with escalating nerve (nerves? why?) in a delightful café just round the corner. They make their own cakes there. The cakes look fantastic.  The cakes look delicious. The cakes look different.  The cakes have fruit.  I can’t believe…

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Producer’s Blog….. East Kirkby

Who knew how fascinating this would be?  After all the research, the books I’ve read, the films and documentaries I’ve watched, the programmes listened to, the museums visited…. Who knew what an extraordinary difference actually climbing inside a Lancaster Bomber could make? Suddenly everything falls into place.  Geographically I get it.  I see how it…

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Writing the Script

My first meeting with Bob Baldwin came about through Rik Mayall. I was working with Rik as ghost writer of his “sort-of-memoir”: Bigger Than Hitler Better than Christ – a dream job. Bob was a close friend of Rik’s and had written and directed lots of television with him. Bob and I became friends and…

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One night in a Lancaster Bomber

I have written a play with Max Kinnings called Wireless Operator which has its premier in at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. My father Sergeant Joe Baldwin, a joiner by trade and a pacifist by instinct, was a Wireless Operator in 630 Lancaster Squadron based at East Kirkby. Like others my dad rarely talked about…

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