The world of stage door has hugely inspired my writing for a long time now. So much life happens at a theatre's stage door, and some of the characters who pass through are so vivid and unique - the stage door is a little pocket world, with its own language and rules, its own people and its own life that runs parallel to the world which pours into the auditorium each night. Theatres themselves are magical places which are rich with colour, and when you think of the number of people who pass through them, the possibility for telling stories seems almost endless. I've always been particularly drawn to the idea of telling stories about touring shows and regional theatres because they, even more so than a West End show, probably see the most of this constant movement and change and operate much more as their own seperate world where the casts and shows are always shifting; it seems to me that often the richest secret-worlds are formed on tours, somehow the stories seems wilder, the characters seem larger, the secrets more dramatic and the bonds the closest - something about living out of a suitcase with the same people for months at a time just lends itself to magic happening. And as someone who really does believe in the importance of that magic? I truly love to write about this place where I have found so very much of it and to weave in hints of the talented people I've watched make it. Below you can read a little about the stage door fiction I have written/am writing including several sample stories from my book of short stories At The Stage Door which is available to purchase on Amazon.
Short Stories from At The Stage Door
Several sample short stories from my book At The Stage Door available to read in full.
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