About

Brian is a playwright  and scriptwriter originally from Scotland and now based in Bristol. His latest stage production, TIMELESS,  was performed in London in 2018 and is playing again in London in autumn 2021 and then touring. 

Brian also writes radio and audio dramas. He had an Afternoon Drama, THE LOVE TEST, on BBC R4 in 2019. It was a Pick of the Week. His two-part audio drama, BABYWALL, was released in 2020 by Tempest Productions.

He also writes for film. He's written or co-written several short films and has a full length screenplay in development. 

Currently he's writing a trio of plays set in small left-behind towns in rural Wiltshire: including ON BOWER HILL and THE SHIRES

  • He was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Playwriting Award in 2017 for his full length play THE SPARE ROOM

  • His play WELCOME TO PARADISE ROAD won Best Script in Festival in 2016 at the Page to Stage Theatre Festival in Liverpool

  • He was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Playwriting Award in 2015 for WELCOME TO PARADISE ROAD

  • He was a winner of the British Theatre Challenge, an international one-act play competition, in 2014 for THE PROPOSITION

Here's a few extracts from reviews of his work:

In a ★★★★★ review London Theatre 1 described TIMELESS as "An absolute treat, tender and strong all in one, and you leave feeling profoundly affected".

In a ★★★★ review Everything Theatre described his writing in TIMELESS as "a masterwork of understated wit and humanity"

In a ★★★★ review of TIMELESS in The UpComing they described his writing as "intelligent, thought-provoking and human".

A reviewer from Liverpool Sound and Vision described WELCOME TO PARADISE ROAD as follows: “the play not only captures the spirit of Pinter, the command of language, the idea of minimalist information and of brutal overtones hiding away in plain sight, it positively revels in them".

 

A reviewer from A Views From the Gods described his play WHISPER as "brilliant... brave..." and said that it "fondly stays with you afterwards".

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED was a pick of the theatre year 2020 by Shane Morgan of Notes from The Field and described as "wonderfully insightful and engaging".