Starter Home at Bolton Octagon

I’ve been writing monologues for years, mainly short ones for John Bassett’s ‘Three Minute Wonders’ on the Stroud Fringe. One of these, ‘Starter Home’ has been accepted by the Bolton Octagon for their ‘Best of Bolton’ show on 11th November 2017.BestOfBolton

The first monologues I ever saw were Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ back in the 1980s and I have always loved the way he grows the stories and plots almost organically from the characters and their lives.

They are a great way to tell a story, as they allow you to talk around things, leave them unmentioned but not invisible.

Chicken Run

Certificate_StephenConnollyMy first piece of non-fiction will be published in the next issue of DNA Magazine, titled ‘Identity’.

It’s a short piece describing how I had to leave the Republic of South Africa in 1984 after receiving my call up papers to join the South Africa Defence Force.