© 2019 by Brian Coyle

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"This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen".

Henry is estranged from his daughter, he has lost his health, he has lost his status, and he now seems to be losing his mind. He can't live on his own anymore and his daughter plans to move him into a care home. But he's not going to go quietly. 

THIS COLD NIGHT is about a cantankerous old man nearing the end of his life and seemingly losing everything, but who in the end regains the love of his daughter. It's also a play about care: loving care, a duty of care, professional care and when you're past caring.


A young woman, Perry, is lost and drifting. It's a year since her dad's death and she seems to spend most of her time hanging around The Shires shopping centre drinking with her mate Spencer. 

When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Graham the Carry-Bag-Man, a local character who usually speaks to no one, Spencer isn't happy. But Perry wonders whether the Carry-Bag-Man is more than he first appears.

THE SHIRES is about losing your way and finding it again, it's about small-town life and being left behind, and it's about grief and the pain of losing a parent so young.


Lizzie has organised a surprise party for her parent’s anniversary, but is it really something to celebrate? Her mother Susan doesn't seem to think so. 

MOONFLOWER is about a family who for years have hidden, denied and suppressed what has been happening behind its closed doors, but who are now finally facing up to the truth. 

The play had a reading at The Park Theatre in London in Nov 19 to an invited audience, with Michelle Collins as the mother Susan, her daughter Maia as Lizzie and direction by Charlotte Peters.