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My name is Chris Towndrow and I’m a fiction writer and playwright.
Paperbacks and e-books of some of my work are available on Amazon via this link.
The most recently published novel is a 4th sci-fi (“speculative fiction”) book entitled “Imperfect Isolation”. Its settings include such diverse locations as New York, rural Sweden, a French chateau, and a deserted mining base on an asteroid.
For The Stage
After my first am-dram Pantomime script was performed in 2004, a major breakthrough in my writing for the stage happened in 2013. “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.
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.
In 2018 another new script hit the stage, Guildford Fringe’s Adult Panto – “Peter Pan & The Loose Boys“, and again the run sold out.
I’ve recently had the first performance of a new version of Cinderella – my pantomime “Ella” – by an amateur teenage troupe in Spring 2019.
There’s a professional version in the works.
Next on the theatrical slate will be a bawdy Greek romp, and then my first foray into melodrama – a wry retelling of Romeo & Juliet, set in the 1980s.
Adult Pantomime scripts are available to license.
In The Works
In terms of book writing, currently on the slate is a wild direction change with a book provisionally entitled “Tow Away Zone”. It is the novelisation of an old treatment for a Coen Brothers-style romantic-comedy-fantasy film script which I never got round to writing about fifteen years ago.
Most recently completed is the first draft of the sequel to “Imperfect Isolation”, taking the main characters into a new adventure. “Reprisals” focuses on the consequences of the first book, with many people out for revenge. It’s more “speculative fiction / thriller” than sci-fi.
Next I’ll get cracking on the third spec-fiction novel as there’s an outline ready.
Then I’ll probably have a bit of a lie down.
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.