Publications/Plays

NOVELS
‘SARCOPHAGUS’ 
‘TOO SMART TO DIE’
‘THE ZEPPELIN OF KINVER EDGE’ (NOVELLA)
 
(Published as e-books and print on amazonkindle and Lulu.com)


SHORT STORIES
(Included in the following anthologies)

Penguins in the Orchard   (ISBN 0 9533297 0 4)
The Pips out of the Apples   (ISBN 1 85301 015 4) 
Trout in the Milk   (ISBN 1 874304 17 3)
Stories from Stourport
The View from out Here
Salvo 5   (ISBN 0 9532309 0 2)

ONE-ACT PLAYS 

BUDDHA BOY                                                                                                                                                                                    

A New York based pooch needs dog psychiatry. Shrinks for dogs! Could only happen in the US! 

Paul Merrell plays Buddha Boy in performances at the Rose theatre, Kidderminster; The Artrix, Bromsgrove, Worcester Arts Workshop, Theatre of small Convenience, Malvern.

                             

THE WARNING BEFORE FLODDEN 

A commissioned short play inspired by the 1874 painting by the Scots painter John Faed, displayed in the Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s Victorian Rooms. This was one of six plays commissioned through New City Playwrights based on displayed artwork and objects and performed in the Art Gallery space and in local schools over a two week run. 

(Directed by Ali Belbin, actors Greg Hobbs, Dan Hagley,  Hema Mangoo) 

SUMMARY

SHORT STORIES

  • ‘Man Overboard’                                       Published in ‘New Fiction’ anthology

(ISBN 1 874304 22 X)

  • ‘Weasel’s Last Campaign’                           Published In Worcestershire County                                                                                          Council Anthology. (ISBN I 85301 015 4)
  • ‘Divide and Conquer’ plus ‘A Brown Paper
  • Package’                                                Published in ‘Penguins in the Orchard’

(ISBN 0 9533297 0 4)

  • ‘Annie’s Little Act of Betrayal’                    Published in ‘Stories from Stourport’                                                                                   anthology
  • ‘Shopping in the Medina’                           Published in ‘Coachlines 2’ anthology
  • ‘Deception’                                             Published in ‘Coachlines 3’ anthology
  • ‘Out to Grass’ and ‘Whizz Kid or Dosser’        Published in Salvo 5 anthology

(ISBN 0 9532 309 0 2)

  • ‘The Zeppelin of Kinver Edge                     Published in The Black Country Bugle

           

PLAYS

(Performed with professional direction/acting)

  • ‘Anna’s Interview’ – Swan Theatre, Worcester
  • ‘Peggy’s Place’ – New Theatre Works, Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
  • ‘Whose Head am I in?’ – Rose  Theatre, Kidderminster
  • ‘Buddha Boy’ – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster; Worcester Arts Workshop; Theatre SC   Malvern; Artrix theatre, Bromsgrove
  • ‘A Death in Iraq’ (co-writer Rose Miller) – ditto ‘Buddha Boy’ above
  • ‘The Warning before Flodden’ – Wolverhampton Art Gallery
  • ‘Blighted Orchid’ – Winterbourne Gardens, Uni. Of Birmingham

 

RADIO

(Broadcasts)

  • ‘The Gun Hanging on the Wall’ – short story, Radio 4, RTE, NL radio

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