A Long Overdue (Long) Update

I’ve just changed the theme of my page for the third or forth time in a month. A productive waste of time! Each time I have changed the theme, I have thought ‘I should write some blog’, but I never have anything to say! So, I’ll just change the theme on the blog that no […]

Three Miles to the Horizon

Here is an excerpt from my current work in progress, feel free to take the time to give me any feedback you may have on this. Thanks. Three Miles to the Horizon I am three miles from the horizon. There are 140 million square miles of ocean on this planet. Salt water covers 71% of the Earth’s […]

Spiral Jetty

I am currently half way through the first draft of ‘Three Miles to the Horizon’. Throughout the play, time and space seem to be big themes. Sharon, my wife, suggested today that I could maybe do some visual research (normally my research tends to involve lots of reading, googling, film and documentary watching, music listening […]

iLiKETRAiNS- The Deception

Again, I am looking at how the themes of the Donald Crowhurst story have been used previously. Here is a song from the band iLiKETRAiNS called The Deception, and its lyrics below… They said it couldn’t be done And so it seems I proved them all wrong In spite of them I have become The […]

The Other Crowhurst’s….

I am aware of two plays which are loosely based on Donald Crowhurst, several songs and a poem. One play, Jet Lag, combines the story of Crowhurst with the story of a mother who has to repeatedly fly from the USA to Amsterdam with her son because of a custody battle with the child’s father. After 160 trips in the space […]

Teignmouth Electron.

Teignmouth Electron by Tacita Dean Taken in 1999, this is Donald Crowhurst’s Trimaran ‘Teignmouth Electron’ from Tacita Dean’s work -Disappearance at Sea At 7:50am on 10th July 1969, Teignmouth Electron was found floating, empty,  in calm waters in the mid Atlantic in the shipping lanes between Europe and the Caribbean.  The life raft was still lashed […]