News archive for January 2013

From the blood-soaked pen of Glenn Chandler, creator of Taggart, comes a tale of obsession, revenge and dark deeds set in the wild Cumbrian hills...


There’s been a murder. Three of them in fact – a brutal killing of a mother and her two children on an isolated hillside. It’s the tenth anniversary and the case is still unsolved.


Glenn's new play The Lamplighters is currently enjoying a run at the Tabard Theatre until 13th April, and has been receiving rave reviews.


**** “A superior psychological study of the far-reaching effects of a miscarriage of justice. Definitely a production worth braving the chill Spring weather for”


- Carole Gordon, Whatsonstage.com


Each element of this production is highly articulate and excellently executed. Put simply, this production takes a fabulous script, adds skilful direction and is finally beautifully delivered 
by a committed and talented cast”


- Danielle McNally, Fourthwall Magazine


***** “The plot’s twists and turns have you guessing until the end, where you are left feeling that the reality of murder is that its effects are widespread and inescapable”


- Anne Higgins, The Upcoming


**** “A near masterclass in creating a compelling crime story [...] The play deserves a West End run”


- Andy Moseley, thepublicreviews


**** “It is refreshing to see a new play of this genre in London: a work that has no real social comment, but that whisks you away into a whole different world of hazy memory and doubt”


- Ted McMillan, West End Frame


“The spooky nature of the avenging crusaders in this case has echoes of the ghostly inspector in JB Priestly’s An Inspector Calls”


- Honour Bayes, The Stage

The first of the BBC's upcoming mini-series BOB SERVANT, written by Neil Forsyth, is to to air on BBC4 at 10pm on Wed 23rd Jan.


The Scottish town of Broughty Ferry doesn’t know what’s hit it. The sudden death of the sitting MP, in a fairground accident, has resulted in a by-election that could change the political map of the UK. Bob Servant has been waiting his whole life for this level of attention and he’s willing to do anything to keep it.



In this first episode, Bob launches his political campaign with controversial results. A radio appearance leads to a home visit from the police and protests and uproar from local dog owners, and Bob's campaign lies in tatters.


Brian Cox plays Bob Servant, Jonathan Watson plays Frank, Greg McHugh plays Anders, Pollyanna McIntosh plays Philippa Edwards, and Rufus Jones plays Nick Edwards.