Robert Hudson’s second novel, The Dazzle, was published in 2013. His musical Damsel in Distress, written with Jeremy Sams and based on a Wodehouse novel and Gershwin songs, was produced in Chichester in 2015. At some point, somewhere, you will be able to see it again. Here are some reviews. He has also adapted Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd's musical Wonderland for its 2017 UK Tour. The show is almost certainly coming to a town near you. Or has. There will be new musical with Susannah Pearse early in 2018 and a play about stupid Nazis.
He– look, who am I trying to kid? I am Robert Hudson. As well as novels and musicals, I write comedy with Marie Phillips. Our Napoleonic-era epistolary equine rom com, Warhorses of Letters, was first broadcast on Radio 4 in Autumn 2011, Series 2 was broadcast in 2012 and Series 3 in 2014. You can buy the book version of Series 1 - which contains extra letters, a bibliographical essay and hoofnotes - at Unbound by clicking this link. Someone has translated it into German, which is a beautiful thought. The recordings are available from nasty old Amazon.
If you think this is the only time we have written historical love stories with animals, you didn't hear Some Hay in a Manger on Radio 4 this Christmas.
During 2017, I'm Leverhulme artist-in-residence with the Chittka Bee Behaviour Lab at Queen Mary, University of London. The plan is to produce a big show (technical theatre term, too early to be prescriptive about details), and I'll be doing various sub-projects along the way.
My first novel was The Kilburn Social Club; I've appeared on various Radio 4 and festival panels; I run the bi-monthly comedy night Tall Tales; and I (used to and will again) co-host the podcast Listen & Often with Toby Davies (The Voice of the Past) and Marie Phillips (The Voice of the Future).