Parisian radio interview on living with acrophobia, the fear of heights.

We are constantly looking at the extremes of FEAR, through the lens of psychological thrillers and horror films. James Stewart in Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” is paralysed as he dangles from the roof of a high-rise building. This reaction seems fairly normal, given the circumstances. But what if your biggest challenge was just a metre from the ground? About 8 yrs ago Ian Richardson reached out to an online group for people suffering from Acrophobia. His entire life had been shadowed by disability, and, at the time, he didn’t know where else to go. In the film, Stewart climbs to the top of a church bell tower to conquer his fear. But regardless of how high you climb, this kind of exposure is often just a temporary fix. At 58, having tried almost everything, Ian finally has some answers.

Interviewee : Ian Richardson (pictured)
Montage & intro : Abi McNeil
Music : Thibault Renard
French subtitles : www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdlkPvvkgtM
First Broadcast : Radio Campus Paris 93.9 FM (Jan 28, 2018 @ 18h)

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Jean’s Bean

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Smith & Kraus (July 28, 2017)

ISBN-10: 1575259117
ISBN-13: 978-1575259116

First performed as part of the Brockley Max festival, Jean’s Bean, a two minute play, has now been published by Smith & Kraus in their latest Actors’ resource book.

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Puss in Boots and Aladdin

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A couple of not very traditional pantos that had very successful runs in Community Theatre.

Performed in 2013 and 2014, they will be published shortly.

“Brilliant! How I wish this show could show for longer, I’d have come again AND brought more people to see it with me.”

Audience member at Aladdin

Professional Rehearsed Reading performances

Jean’s Bean, a 2 minute monologue in Brockley More – tiny plays with big visions 2014 presented by justjonestheatre.org.uk has now been picked up by publishers Smith & Kraus and should appear later in 2017 in 222 MORE Comedy Monologues

Actors Reading Writers I, II, III and IV

A selection of work in four London literary events from 2011 to 2014.

Included the 10 minute plays, It’ll be fine performed by Rupert Frazer, Sophie Doherty and Joey Hickman, Inheritance performed by Rupert Frazer, Sophie Docherty and Alex Mugnaionia, and the short story The Last Days of Sail performed by Tony Award winning actor Owen Teale  and poetry performed by internationally renowned classical singer, Nigel Robson.