well, and the feedback was glowing. I did have the benefit of expectations being very low before it opened!
We followed it in 2010, with another thriller, The Box. This time, expectations were very high, and we lived up to them. I have since rewritten parts of it, following some valuable feedback from various people who know what they're talking about (and some from people who don't).
In 2011, after two plays which were described as dark but funny, I went for a radical departure, and wrote The End of the Line, which is funny but dark. It was completely sold out for the whole of the run, which, I'm told, has only been achieved there by Alan Ayckbourn and me .
Neil D'Arcy Jones, arts editor of the Essex Gazette wrote: 'While Marsh House was a terrific spooky treat, and..The Box a nail-biting thriller, each one had a good dollop of witty..black humour. Now he has written a comedy, and the result is a hilarious examination of the modern relationship, warts and all.'
In 2009, my play Circumstantial Evidence had a very successful rehearsed reading at the Arts Theatre in London, directed by Michael Gieleta, and starring Tony Gardner, Alan Cox and Nicola Goodchild.