Author Archives: Michael Crowley

The Challenge of Becoming Someone Else

‘Hey Diddley Dee’ by cast member Jan Radovic What does the advice from a GP, ex-UK Special Forces chaps, and a strong belief in pagan practices have in common? All have drummed their message into my head: if I want … Continue reading

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Why Do This?

Blog post by Brutish Multitude member Dawn France, written September 2108. 1643. The English civil war. And people in Heptonstall were torn… to fight? Who for? To flee? To┬ástay put? Who to trust? Who to believe?.. We are hill farmers … Continue reading

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Women Actors, Male Characters

Blog post by cast member Mary Ellen. There are only two characters in the play based on real people who experienced the English Civil war first hand: the Parliamentarian leader, Colonel Robert Bradshaw and the Royalist leader, Sir Francis Mackworth. … Continue reading

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First Reading of Early Scenes

Writer’s Diary: Michael Crowley A company is emerging. Actors, a costume designer, people interested in taking on stage management, props, marketing, front of house. This from a launch event at Heptonstall bowling club on August 18th, then people messaging me … Continue reading

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Writer’s Diary

I have been undertaking research for this play for many years. Long before I knew I was going to write it. The English Civil War has always interested me. As a subject it is insufficiently taught and dramatized for its … Continue reading

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Launch announced.

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