Chatto published Rose Tremain’s new novel THE GUSTAV SONATA in May 2016. A work of searing intensity, this is the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in ‘neutral’ Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a only distant echo and his lifelong friendship with Anton Zwiebel - Jewish and mercurial, a talented pianist tortured by nerves when he has to play in public. Matt Cain reviewing the novel in the i newspaper (29 April 2016) says ‘Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion from longing and loneliness to jealousy and despair’. The novel has just been optioned to Buccaneer Media for television adaptation.
Paul Jepson is Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre and in his first year Paul has successfully returned the theatre to producing in-house productions. Following his production of THIS IS MY BODY which Martin O'Brien's powerful modern slavery play had a profound effect on audiences in its short run there in the week leading up to Easter. Paul and the theatre were the subject of a half hour documentary shown on BBC One South West and BBC Four in November. Part of the BBC's national ON STAGE season it follows Paul's first six months at the theatre.
Paul Walker is Studio Producer on Season 2 of RED ROCK the Irish continuing drama series for TV3 set in a fictional seaside suburb on the northside of Dublin and centred on 2 families (The Keilys and the Hennessys) in a typical middle-class Dublin area, and the local Police Station. The series launched in January 2015, airs twice a week and is produced by Element Pictures and Company Pictures. UK viewers were able to catch it on BBC1 at 13.45 throughout July and August 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov02EC1aa1I