THE GUSTAV SONATA | Rose Tremain
Rose’s novel THE GUSTAV SONATA
(Chatto, May 2016) continues to inspire and move. 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. THE GUSTAV SONATA
has just won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award as well as the National Jewish Book Award, USA (fiction category). Other nominations include the Walter Scott Prize 2017 (shortlist); Costa Novel Award (shortlist); Ondaatje Prize (shortlist); Baileys Prize (longlist). THE GUSTAV SONATA
is under option to Buccaneer Media.
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE - Teresa Howard
Teresa Howard has written the book and lyrics for the new British musical I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
based on the popular novel by Dodie Smith. It is composed by Steven Edis and directed by Brigid Larmour, Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre where it opens on 5 April with previews from 31 March, followed by a run at the Octogan Theatre, Bolton and Oxford Playhouse.
Set in the Bohemian England of the 1930s, the worldwide bestselling classic is a warm and sharply funny coming-of-age story. It tells the story through the eyes of seventeen year old narrator Cassandra, opening with the famous line: ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink..' The Observer discusses the very popular British romantic novel and the new musical here.
RED ROCK | Paul Walker
Paul Walker is Series Producer (Editorial) on Season 3 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. The series won ‘Best Soap’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’. RED ROCK
is back on BBC1 Daytime later this summer.