James Dimelow has written, so far, 7 stage plays; these include Fall & Rise, Summer Nights, Consequence and Romance. During his spell as a new writer, James’ work was praised by London’s Soho and Royal Court theatres.
James has written a Dickensian drama for Norfolk Museums Service and Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. It is hoped that the production – entitled Ghosts Of Gressenhall – will be available for visitors to experience at the national heritage centre before the end of 2017.
James wrote and directed the audio drama Pedigree to commemorate William Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. The blackly comic short was published by Fine City magazine, prior to its performance at the Maddermarket Theatre.
The British writer has also had a handful of magazine articles published, one of which featured James sharing his knowledge and experience of the playwriting process. These skills where then utilised further when James hosted a writing workshop.
An increased media awareness of James’ writing has led to several features and interviews. Partly due to the popularity of this website, James was invited onto BBC Radio to discuss his plays and writing career to date. He has also been interviewed by Mustard TV. During this broadcast James spoke about the benefits of being a Norwich Writers’ Circle member.
Prior to joining NWC, James regularly attended Playwrights East. These development meetings, now finished, were jointly coordinated by the UEA’s Drama Studio and the acclaimed Eastern Angles theatre company.
James lives and works in Norwich, England. During his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to music, photography, playing snooker, visiting museums and art galleries, along with going to the cinema and theatre.