Neil lives just outside Gloucester. His one act plays have been performed at various venues around the UK and abroad. A couple of years ago he was the winner of the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Original Playwriting Competition and a further full length comedy was a finalist in The Liverpool Hope Playwriting prize. Other short plays have been performed at The Fringe in Edinburgh.
His winning entry for TakeTen, a dark political comedy, has the enigmatic title Pufferfish Over the Carpathians. Here Neil deals with bureaucracy and corruption around the fall of a totalitarian regime. But what are the new rules and are they any improvement? The judges said “Tense throughout. Kafkaesque. A clever narrative executed with great skill and very funny.”