Writing

Carolyn turned to writing several years ago, while taking time out to bring up her children. In the relatively short time she has been writing, she has already had a television sitcom commission, several pieces performed at the Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Theatre, a play broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and a musical revue at the Charing Cross Theatre.

 

Credits

Stuck in the Middle With You Written as a television series, and two episodes were read by Actors & Writers London on 20 March 2017.
Who is Sylvia? Third prize winner in the Actors & Writers London's "Change of Heart" Competition Night on 12 December 2016.
Double Image Read by Actors & Writers London on 14 November 2016. Originally written as a stage play, Carolyn has now adapted it for radio.
Intrusion First prize winner in the Actors & Writers London's "If Only" Competition Night on 13 July 2015.
Eden's Garden Read by Actors & Writers London on 1 June 2015 as part of a Showcase evening.
Otherwise Engaged Third prize winner in the Actors & Writers London's "A Knock at the Door" Competition Night on 30 March 2015.
A Moment of Madness Read by Actors & Writers London on 6 October 2014 as part of a Showcase evening.
Yesterday's Child Read by Actors & Writers London on 8 September 2014.  The play was based on a short story Carolyn had written.
On the Ledge First prize in the Actors & Writers London's "Desperate Remedies" Competition Night on April 2014.
Tangled Vines Read by Actors & Writers London on 10 March 2014 as part of a Showcase evening.
The Fifteenth of July Won First Prize in Actors & Writers London's "Anniversary" Competition Night on 15 July 2013.
A Bowl of Cherries A musical revue, for which Carolyn has written the book, being performed at Charing Cross Theatre, March 2012. 
Feeling the Fear
Book of short stories, due to be published at the end of February 2012.
Changing Faces
The Beautiful Couple
The Big "A"
The Stuff of Dreams
Carolyn was invited to present four of her short plays for the East Sheen Library Author Event.
Antique Drawers Second prize winner in Actors & Writers London's "Silence is Golden" Competition.
The Big "A" A short play performed at the Royal Overseas League for the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
A Slice of Life Carolyn wrote most of the short plays used in A Slice of Life, a musical production performed by the graduates of the Guilford School of Acting at the New End Theatre.
Puffin Carolyn was commissioned by Nice Pictures Ltd to adapt "The Adventures of Puffin" Ursula Moray William's 1938 best selling children's book into a full length screen play.
Between Friends
Written with Rosalind Adler based on Carolyn's original storyline and performed at the OSO Arts Centre.  It ran for a week, starring Catherine Shipton (Duffy in Casualty) and sold out every night.
 

Gyles Brandreth wrote: "Funny, touching, beautifully observed – with a brilliant twist at the end of every scene…a constantly surprising emotional roller-coaster."

  Samuel French Ltd who both read and saw the play were unqualified in their praise and hope to publish after a longer run: " ….a powerful and gripping piece of work…. Aristotle would be envious!"
Sexologically Speaking Performed at the OSO Arts Centre directed by Carolyn Pertwee and Anne Carroll.  It was a complete sell-out for its run.
Stormy Weather Second prize winner in Actors & Writers London's "Another Fine Mess" competition.
The Best Laid Plans An one-hour comedy for television performed at The Soho Theatre.
The Stuff of Dreams

First prize winner in Actors & Writers London's "Last Christmas" competition, also written as short film script with Isla Blair and Julian Glover attached.

On Thin Ice Second prize winner in the Actors & Writers London's "I know a bank/I had no choice" competition.
Living on the Edge Performed as part of Actors & Writers London's "Global Terrorism" competition night and won first prize.
Changing Faces A 45 minute play for radio read at the BAC and the East Sheen Library Author Event.
The Outhouse Performed at The Soho Theatre.
Double Image A short play which was performed with The Beautiful Couple at the BAC, and then performed at The Soho Theatre and was one of the plays performed in Sexologically Speaking at the OSO Arts Centre.
For the Love of Art A black comedy, performed as part of the BAC Writers' Group New Writing Festival.
Moving On Two episodes of a sitcom, the first of which was given a public reading at the BAC performed by the late Sheila Keith.
Feeling the Fear A short story, subsequently adapted into a television drama.
The Beautiful Couple
Short play
Overwhelmingly voted best play at Actors & Writers London's Anniversary Showcase at the Hackney Empire, and also performed at the  BAC, the OSO Arts Centre, The Royal National institute and New End Theatre, Hampstead.
  John Gorrie, Bafta winning director said of The Beautiful Couple that: "The ending was one of the most exciting he’d seen in the theatre in recent years."
The Beautiful Couple
Radio play
The short version of this play was the springboard for a commissioned 45 minute play for BBC Radio 4 (broadcasted starring Julia McKenzie, Ronald Pickup and Claudie Blakley); pick of the day in nine different newspapers and received glowing reviews.
 

"On rare occasions a radio drama will grip you so tightly that you will not care about returning late to work, that you'll pull over in your car or simply sit down at home and forget all the chores you must complete. This is one of those occasions and you'd better have a tissue to hand as well."
Radio Times Choices: The Beautiful Couple BBC R4

  "An updating of Noël Coward's Private Lives, Carolyn Pertwee's excellent play revolves around estranged husband and wife..." The Independent
A Very Private Matter Carolyn's first full length play, chosen and performed for the Wandsworth Arts Festival at the BAC and subsequently read at Actors & Writers London.
Rosie & Dud A television comedy drama commissioned by Warner Sisters.

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