Pete Simpson body of work

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                          (Brexit Lab Wars)           (girls without parachutes)

             comedy theatre                                                         recent work                                                   hilarious goings on... fresh, rowdy, profound


Victoria Kempton, Harry Saks

Everyone loves Lennie - well almost everyone.


THE CAMBRIDGE HILLBILLY
(2017) aka BREXIT LAB WARS.
Clash of worlds comedy Can survival render intellect irrelevant?

Working late, Sheffield lab-cleaner Lennie stumbles upon a team of cantankerous Brexit-threatened scientists facing a real-life crisis.

In the edgy Cambridge lab, Mr Everyman creates uproar with contentious questions of real vs unreal worlds; intelligentsia vs the powerless; SE wealth bubble vs skint North. But in the end, does it boil down to Lennie feeling the sweet delight of saving them.  A play about people who see the world differently - driving anger, laughs, but maybe... reconciliation.



Rehearsed Reading & Feedback before a professional 2017 audience at Actors & Writers Studio London

road thriller film

RISK IT ALL
 (2016) International road thriller romance. Maverick Tucson college teacher's
intense empathy for persecuted overseas student plays out in a mad cross-borders chase.

 
      Semifinalist Filmmakers Int. Hollywood comp (titled Lioness) 2016 BlueCat judges:  "... wonderful
      
premise...  strong characters... the dialogue is another strong aspect of the script."  more >

 
crime – TV pilot

CROSS TRACKS
Murder on the Golden Arrow  (2016)  Police procedural series set in 1959 Britain.
Young rebel aristocrat qualifies as a pioneering woman detective only to be catapulted into a dangerous
railway
murder/hijacking  with hilarious female cockney sidekick. Plus 6 follow-on episode storylines.
       2016 BlueCat Hollywood competition professional judges: "A fun, vivid story...

       high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling... anything but cookie-cutter."   more >
mystery - theatre
RED SKY AT NIGHT.
 (2015)  A desolate Arizona station and Navajo Hogan form the backdrop of mystery, painful
secrets and coping mechanisms. The desert encounter of a group of life's cast-offs drives them to lean into their
secret hurts and reach for wholeness.
thriller novel
Amazon 4.7


GIRLS WITHOUT PARACHUTES
 (written 2006, published 2016) It's a long way downNovel. 354 pp. Laguna
Beach idiosyncratic thriller.
W
hen their doting father's murdered, his indolent daughters fall into a deadly world of
lies, murder, terrorism, software secrets & desperate financing. Can they get their act together or are they doomed?

        Published 2016
Amazon paperback & kindle.    sample the first three chapters
 
adaptation to screenplay

THE WEDDING DIARY
 (2014)   Publisher-commissioned rom com adaptation of Margaret James's best
selling novel.
 Where's a fairy godmother when you need one? Bride fights to keep her fairytale wedding alive
searching for replacement groom.

        Adaptation of Margaret James’s best-selling 17th novel
.
dark comedy – theatre

DANCING IN SANTA F
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  (2013) A play of secrets. Mum’s dementia opens up horrifying skeletons of warring
sisters’ parentage.
        Rehearsed reading production at The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter .
other dramas/comedies

THE COALMINER (2013) Feature Film.  Retro forbidden love redemption, set in Sheffield.
JUST WANNA SPARKLE
 (2014) TV Pilot.  Off beat battle of wits US Sitcom series set in Laguna Beach, CA.
MAGIC BOY
 (2015) Feature Film.  Reverse mentor comedy set in London.
PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short). Forbidden love ghost story set on Dartmoor.
 

                                         (all scripts are complete & advanced level)