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My name is Chris Towndrow and I have been writing in my spare time since 1991. Kindle e-books of some of my work are available via this link.

2013 saw a major breakthrough in my writing for the stage. “Cinders“, a panto in full risque adult-only form premiered it’s 10-night professional run in Guildford in December, easily selling out all performances.

To follow this, in December 2014 I worked again with the Guildford Fringe Theatre Company on “D!CK“. We sold out, this time 17 performances to a total audience of over 1000.

Summer 2015 saw my first foray into drama, with “The Setup” taking part in the Guildford Fringe Festival.

December 2015 brought two adult pantos to the stage, simultaneously on stage in Guildford (“Aladdin Rub My Lamp“) and Woking (“D!CK”). Again we sold very well, over 30 performances to a total audience of over 1700.

I also enjoyed another performance of “D!CK” by an amateur group for a charity event in February 2017.

Winter 2017 saw “Jack and his Giant Stalk” premiering in Guildford, and selling out a month-long run to great reviews and some 2000+ audience members.

Adult Pantomime scripts are available to license.

In The Works

As I write it’s autumn 2018.

I’ve been commissioned (asked) to write a new version of “Cinders” for a performance by a teenage troupe in Spring 2019… a professional adult version for January 2019…and a new version of “Peter Pan” for a large school group in Summer 2019.

The major prose project in the works for this year is a 4th sci-fi (or “science future” as I try to aim for) novel. It’s provisionally entitled “Imperfect Isolation”. Its settings include such diverse locations as New York, rural Sweden, a French chateau, and an mining base on an asteroid. The first draft is complete and over the summer I stepped away to the script for Guildford Fringe’s 2018 Adult Panto – “Peter Pan & The Loose Boys” – which is now complete and being cast!

Next on the slate will be my first foray into melodrama – a wry retelling of Romeo & Juliet, set in the 1980s – which is tentatively due for production by an amateur teenage troupe in 2020.

In my copious free time (!) I’m casting my eye over a stage script I finished in 2005 – which never made it further than the drawer. Obviously attempting to pen a spin on Casablanca will worry many people, but hopefully there’s a way forward with this one.

There’s also the small matter of the Christmas 2019 script for the Guildford Fringe Adult Pantomime and it’s never too early to start thinking about that.

…plus there will be revisions on the novel with the hope of getting that onto Amazon Kindle, if not further.

Then I’ll probably have a bit of a lie down.

Elsewhere

By day I am a corporate video producer and marketer at London Corporate Media, helping promote my clients businesses and generate more sales for them. This is a domain characterised by technical knowledge, marketing, filmmaking techniques, storytelling and creativity.