Andrew Sharpe: Biog 2019



Past Life

Has been writing pose for eight years and drama for six.

Ex private client lawyer.

Practice included crime, family law, child protection, injury and traumatic bereavement.

Law Centre Trustee.


Current Drama

BARRICADES                                      2018-ongoing: Recently completed. Seeking dramaturg.  

My Name is Cathy                           2018-ongoing:  by KatAlyst Productions 2019

Almond Latte                                     2018-ongoing: Currently in discussion with development team.  

The Folio                                             2016-ongoing: Completed after a series of workshops with director Scott Le Crass. Submissions pending.

From the Ashes                                    This play is performing as part of a new scratch night at Queens Theatre Hornchurch (1st Oct 2019) with Mad Stallion Productions, directed by Kat Rogers

Meet me at the Nightingale       2017-onging: Merlin Theatre (Frome-rehearsed read), The Cockpit Theatre London, CADs audio production, Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival 2019.

This production is also featured in a new writing night at The Maltings Theatre in October (joint production Ovo/KatAlyst)

And as part of Watford Fringe 2019, it has performances all day on 12th October; tickets available here;

Both directed by Kat Rogers

Past Dramatic Experience

My Celebrity Friend                        2017-18: Hen & Chicks, The Cockpit (scenes) and full length at N16, Hackney Attic.

Painted Smile                                    2016: Scene in scratch at Theatre N16.

Goodnight Polly Jones                   2016: Two weeks at Theatre N16. Presently considering a redraft.

Songs from a Ledge                        2012-15:  Co-write. Cabaret/concert performances including Spice of Life (several times), Alley Cat, Kitchen Garden Café, Latest Music Bar (Brighton), The Tin (Coventry). Festivals included Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Shepley, Costa (Spain).

One act performances Warwick Arts Centre, Bloomsbury Festival, Spread Eagle (Croydon).

Two act run Nov 15 at the Old Joint Stock Theatre (Birmingham).

Jazz Roots Show                               2008-2012: Group devised. Musical review

and concert tour including Criterion Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, plus festivals and concert venues

Traditional Ritual Drama              1984-1994 Performed and directed English Mumming Plays regularly, semi-retired in 1994, still performs occasionally.

Other Writing

Reviews                                               Reviews theatre and music under pen name Laura Thomas

Prose                                                    Has written a series of short stories and two full length novels, nothing published

Music                                                    Writes and performs with the jazz/funk/folk fusion band Steamchicken