Richard T. Watson

Writer and Actor in England, United Kingdom

Richard T. Watson

Writer and Actor in England, United Kingdom

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A jack-of-some-trades. Theatre director, playwright, editor, critic, actor, PR, copywriter and worrier.

Fiction Editor for Sabotage Reviews - a site dedicated to reviewing indie literature and performance poetry. Sabotage mostly focuses on poetry, but I broaden the site's scope a little. Also occasional book reviewer for thebookbag.co.uk.

My debut short story collection is the self-published The Book of the Not-Dead-Enough, a collection of short fiction about people not quite dying properly. That's available from Amazon and Smashwords for most ereaders. It's light relief from writing my first novel.

I also have an eye on 'Letters of Last Resort', my play imagining the responses of British Prime Ministers to nuclear attack, which has had a residency development week at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Winner of 2009's International Student Playscript Competition with 'Pack Mentality'.

Occasional actor, cf. this image, which is a rehearsal shot from WriteON's MAD Festival in Cambridge. In 2016 I fulfilled a lifetime ambition by playing Puck for the Huddersfield Thespians' Shakespeare in the Park performances.

I'm the website designer/admin for Southgate Drama & Social Group, and was Director for two of their summer farces: 'Dry Rot' by John Chapman, and 'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940' by John Bishop (not that John Bishop!). Artistic Director of Hull's Merge Arts Festival, which I co-founded in 2009. Merge showcased young creative talent, and Merge2012 was all about Hull's local history. Also Assistant Director (and Mustardseed) for Nightshade Productions' A Midsummer Night's Dream in York, 2012.

Critic, mostly of theatre (Sunday Times Harold Hobson Student Drama Critic Award 2009, Theatre Record Young Theatre Critic Award 2007).

PR for Awkward Cough Theatre's Edinburgh Fringe 2012 show 'The Election: A Silent Comedy' at the Bedlam Theatre.

Generally available for freelance copywriting, proofreading, PR and occasional software work - drop me a line!

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