Hullo, and welcome to Piers Beckley's website.
Piers is a full member of The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, was shortlisted for the BBC Drama Writers Academy 2007, and was a delegate on the TAPS Continuing Drama course (the equivalent scheme for ITV) in 2008.
His adaptation of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, was performed in an extended run over Christmas 2008 at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in London and received a four-star review from Time Out. A Christmas Carol was revived in 2010 at the Lion & Unicorn and in 2011 at City Lit.
A new adaptation of Oliver Twist opened on the 30th November 2009 and ran until January 2010.
Piers recently set up a theatre production company, Red Table Theatre, which, as well as coming home with several five-star reviews from its new adaptation of The Just So Stories at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe festival, actually made a profit there. The company also produced Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales at the Pleasance Theatre in London over Christmas 2012.
Current spec scripts:
Dangerous Ground: From the Barrel of a Gun
Hour drama about a team of landmine-defusers in Africa.
Shadow Team: The Secrets I Keep
Consultants fight evil. Hour drama.
Animals: The Nature of the Beast
Hour drama exploring the lives of an Animal Rescue Team.
Feature in which pensioners heist their local Bingo Hall.
Feature Horror - Zombies in space.