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Michael Harvey first became interested in theatre when taken to rehearsals as a baby by his father who was a theatre musician. He started writing in earnest when he gave up teaching full-time. His first play Andy In Dire Straits about one man’s response to having AIDS was produced by RealLife Theatre Company, who also produced his plays Skin, Threads and Billy Do. Paines Plough produced his Where The Sun Was. His commissioned play Black Love was produced by Black Arts Development Project in London and on tour. His last play was a dramatisation of Longfellow’s poem, The Courtship of Miles Standish. He has been Writer-In-Residence at Arden Theatre School. He remembers what it was like to be a teenager and gay, and Giggsy’s Legs was written with that in mind. He is currently working on a children’s play based on Russian folk-tales.