Peter Spafford’s first commissions were large-scale community plays, two of them for the Shaw Theatre, London. Since then he has written plays for touring companies, including an adaptation of Silas Marner for Theatre Company Blah, Blah, Blah and Change Of Mind, a play about Alzheimer’s Disease which was toured internationally by Mind The Gap. He has written plays for radio, including the verse play Soft Stones, and the trilogy The Wrong Side Of The River with Mary Cooper. Peter has also written for musical theatre and opera including, most recently, two operas for Ryedale Festival, Maggio’s Magic and A Pig’s Tale. Much of his work takes place in community settings, such as schools, hospitals and prisons. The monologue Getting It Right grew out of a two year residency with ‘Father Figures’ in Sheffield, an agency supporting lone fathers. He is currently writer-in-residence at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.
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