Radio 4 Dramas

Connor’s Song, BBC Radio 4, February 16th 2018.

Connor’s Song stars Siobhan Finneran as Michelle, a single-mother who lives in Yorkshire, and whose life collides with a woman from Poland when they both receive devastating news.

Dead Man’s Suit, BBC Radio 4.

A strange loner buys a suit in a charity shop and it changes his life.  First broadcast in May 2013.

Castaway, BBC Radio 4, 2012.

Computer trader Andrew is a proud liberal, until he fits a wi-fi router in his customer Akram Khan’s house. Stars Kevin Eldon.

Excluded, BBC, Radio 4, Afternoon Drama, 2007.

A headmaster sends all the bad pupils on a field trip during inspection week. However, the teacher leading the expedition has problems of his own.

Dark and Dirty Theatre company

Dark and Dirty Theatre company was a joint venture developed by Michael Stewart, Everall Walsh, and Nick Stanley.

The Shadow of Your Hand

The Shadow of Your Hand is a dark psychological drama written by Michael Stewart, directed by Sue Jenkins, produced by Lucia Cox and starring Rosie Fleeshman and Steven Pinder. It was a Dark & Dirty production for the 2011 24:7 theatre festival in Manchester.


“A great study in extreme shifts of power… gripping”

British Theatre Guide

“An intense two-hander… with plenty of laughs… the effect is explosive”  

City Life

“One big darkly black power play. Full of psychological shifts. The power dynamic is very cleverly created by Michael Stewart’s script and well maintained by both actors.”  Cultural Shenanigans

Cultural Shenanigans

“A pleasure to watch… so much quality on display”  Public Reviews

The Cleaners


“The interaction between the two is like a frisson of lightening building up to a thunderclap… I wouldn’t like to have missed this professionally crafted play”  This is Lancashire

The Cleaners (Bradford Theatre in the Mill, June 2009) is a dark comedy dealing with everyday fears of college lecturer, Jack, as his life seems to crumble around him. Combining satirical social comment with a personal story, The Cleaners manages to move and amuse in equal measure.

karry owky


Karry Owky, directed by Christopher Neil for Vista Theatre Co.

‘gripping adult material, that crackles with energy and commitment’

Manchester Evening News

‘Blisteringly funny’

Huddersfield Examiner


Performed at the Albany Lunchtime Theatre, Brood is a violent and obscenely funny examination of a dysfunctional family in a contemporary northern town.


‘absolutely lovely work’

‘a truly remarkable grasp of the character’s psychologies’

‘true flair’

‘a grotesque unconventional family drama… Wonderful… Macabre’

Soho Theatre

‘striking… extremely compelling’

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