Wayne Adrian Drew
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What I do:
I am a writer, producer and director who has worked for both the BBC and in independant production. I am now working with a range of organisations and am Founder of The Cokesford Company based in Greenwich South East London. The company stages regular theatrical performances aimed at discovering and promoting new talent and giving additional support to established creatives seeking to showcase their work before audiences of industry professionals.
A little more about me:
WAYNE DRIAN DREW

Wayne is a writer, producer, director and former actor – who has been acknowledge for his work in the media industries .

Together with Lord Attenborough,  Sir David Frost, Bob Geldof KBE,  Sir Ridley Scott, Kevin Spacey, and a group of other distinguished figures, he has received an International Fellowship at the House of Lords for his work in promoting media culture.

As well as his achievements in the Arts, Wayne developed such Award schemes as The British Film Institure Awards and The IVCA Awards and is the Founder of The Clarions and AMI Awards for corporate social responsibility and social inclusion.

He is a long standing member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA).

Wayne has written over 30 plays which have been performed to capacity audiences on London's fringe, Off Broadway and even Buenos Aires!

He was born in the Garw Valley in Pontycymmer, moved to Bridgend, was educated in Ogmore Vale and then at Swansea University and has a family home in Moriston.
Location:
South East London, Norfolk and Wales.
Projects I’m working on:
I am presently casting for:
"Uneasy Dreamers" a four hander (2m 2f) set in 1920 at a villa in the South of France where four famous writers spend a troubled evening together. I am also casting for "Autumn of Blood" a "thriller of ideas" and precursor to the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

Recent showcases that played to capacity audiences and 5 star reviews include "You Bring Me Joy" a reworking of Classical Greek tragedy on a modern setting, "The Blaze of Noon" about Dante & Milton", "Supper on Li Galli"about Nureyev & Fonteyne, "Time Out of Mind" a about Marlowe and Shakespeare, and "Edith & Jessie" a "high comedy of low intent". All are presently in development for both film and theatre. I am also completing the musical "Torch Song".

I am also looking looking for Welsh based companies to take forward some of these theatrical productions as well as "Icicles in the Trees" my four hander about a century in a Welsh mining valley which previewed to five star reviews in London.

Twenty of my plays have already been published plus "Shadows on the Fens" a collection of short stories,and two others plus my first novel are set for spring 2017.
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Wayne Adrian Drew's Blog

London Showcase Reading of a New Play Planned

VALEDICTION - casting will soon be underway for the first London table read of a new play by award winning author Wayne Adrian Drew.



The play moves between a country parsonage in 1795 and a London residence in 1880. 



A true story, based on new research, it counterpoints two relationships on which social constraints impact with tragic results. 



The following actors are required for this first reading that may…

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Posted on June 14, 2017 at 7:20

New One Man Show In Development.

"Rain Before Dawn" a one man play about the life of a famous author who died at 44 years of age in 1940's Hollywood is presently in development.
Production opportunities are available.

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 6:54

London Casting for first table read of"Uneasy Dreamers."

Uneasy Dreamers, award winning author Wayne Adrian Drew’s new play, is a literary fantasy based on the complex lives, thoughts and beliefs of four real, ground-breaking, but very troubled, artists.  

It’s St. John’s Eve, June 23rd 1920, a time of fireworks and folk customs, when young people jump through the fames of the traditional bonfires to gain both the acceptance of their peers and in the hope of securing future relationships…

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:01

London Casting for table read of new play about American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.

Wayne Adrian Drew’s new “play for voices” portrays the human face of New England author Howard Phillips Lovecraft, from birth to death. Via a kaleidoscope of dramatised scenes, period music, and extracts from his work, we are presented with a compelling portrait
of this supremely talented master…

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Posted on February 1, 2016 at 17:49

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