Current members of Big Script

Andrew Alsop

Now retired from writing "See me!" and 'Must do better!" in red biro, Andy is a relative newcomer to scriptwriting. Quack was performed in 2013 at the Blue Orange in the Big Script show Awakening. He has also written The Dean, a one man show about Jonathan Swift, which he performed himself at the Codsall Arts Festival in 2010. Several plays for stage and screen nervously await submission on the shelves of his study.

Richard Constable

Richard is delighted to be involved with Big Script. Most of his other writing consists of angry letters to the Birmingham Post.

Liz John

Liz writes for screen, stage and radio. Her credits include Doctors (BBC1), episodes 2001 to the present, Away From It All, a commissioned short by Rural Media Company, Let Go, a drama short for SBC/BBC and Panic, a Century 21 award-winning short film. Also Spirited, a digishort for Screen WM/UK nominated for RTS regional award, Absence, a feature in development by Blue Hippo, and The Green Gang series of TV scripts for schools.  Other work has been produced on Radio 4, by the Khoross Audio Drama Company, and for stage by Stephen Joseph Theatre, Pentabus, Wild Orchid and others. 

Gerald Kells

Gerald is a playwright and novelist. His full-length plays include Love in Vain, which reached the last twelve in the Verity Bargate award, and Emily and Mildred Go Down, part of which was performed at the Crescent. His short plays have been produced in London, Reading and venues around the West Midlands. Several of his sketches were included in Arnold Brown and Company on Radio 4 and he has had a number of poems published. He is currently writing a novel for young adults about the impact of war.

Ian Kendall

Ian has been writing for about ten years with a couple of full-length plays professionally produced and a number of short plays showcased in and around the Midlands and London.

Andy McCoy

Andy is a writer of film, TV, theatre and radio scripts.  He recently had a short play performed at the Unicorn Theatre in London as part of the Small Lives, Global Tie project organized by the Tamasha Theatre Group. He also wrote a play for BBC Radio Solent and contributed material to the short film Expresso, starring Norman Wisdom, Don Warrington and Geoffrey Hughes, which has been used by the Macmillan nurses charity as part of their fundraising activities. His short film script The Look of Love was performed live on stage at a BAFTA-Rocliffe new writing forum chaired by David Morrisey.

Christopher Nankivell

Christopher writes poems and short plays. His writing draws on a long and chequered career of many jobs, including those of factory worker, care assistant, receptionist and priest. He describes himself as a perpetual student and a serial starter of unfinished projects. 

Naomi Paul

Naomi writes and performs her own work at theatre, cabaret and spoken word events. She took solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and 2014, and in 2013 headlined a new writing festival in New York. Her song The Librarian's Lament was a best original song finalist at the 2013 Stratford-upon-Avon Arts Festival. She has an MA in creative writing and has recently published a poetry collection.  She also performs regularly with Flashlight true life storytellers.

Robert Warrington

Robert is a writer with a varied output. His CV includes many short dramas written for and staged by Big Script, either at the mac or the Custard Factory. Two of his full-length plays have been picked up for the stage, Forward by Birmingham Rep and Zak in the Box by Friction Theatre. His poetry has been published in various ways in the UK and the US and he has been a runner up in the Dylan Days poetry competiton run by Bob Dylan's hometown in Minnesota.

Julia Wright

Julia has an MA in Playwriting Studies and has mainly worked on theatre and radio drama. She is currently involved in the development of an online drama series with other Midlands writers.

Tim Wright

Tim has had short plays performed at the Birmingham Rep, Hall Green Little Theatre, the Old Joint Stock theatre, and Blue Orange. He also acts, has written a novel and a TV drama. Tim's hero is 'the laureate of American lowlife' Charles Bukowski.