Tony EarnshawTony Earnshaw is a novelist, poet, librettist and playwright whose novel Blessed Assurance met with a positive response, and a Red Ribbon award, when published in 2019. Tony’s play The Door first appeared at Leatherhead Drama Festival and had its professional premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 before transferring to the Charing Cross Theatre, London and Theater 59E59, New YorkIt was later revived as a double bill with The Speech, a modern political satire. He has received a number of awards for his plays which also include Satin DollStabat MaterVisiting TimeLittle Brother and Sex is Another Language. Collaborations include Fred and Georgie, a play with songs by Simon Egerton, and co-writing the libretto for the choral pageant George and The Dragon, which premiered in 2014 and featured three choirs, orchestra, soloists and marching children.  Tony has three poetry collections to his credit as well as a book for children, Tilly the Tadpole. Tony is currently working on a number of community projects. When not writing, Tony chairs Mole Valley Poets, is secretary of Mole Valley Scriptwriters and is a director of Terrestrial, a Bristol based Arts organisation and of Damn Cheek Productions CIC. In his spare time he plays sax with the Greensand Band and sings with Brockham Choral.

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