But main personal commitment has always been to original theatre-work: Afore Night Come, written 1960 (first staged 1962, RSC dir. Clifford Williams); The Sons of Light 1964-65 (revised and first staged 1975, Newcastle Playhouse dir. Keith Hack; in further revision, RSC, dir. Ron Daniels); Ashes 1972 (first staged in German, Hamburg 1973; in English, London Open Space Theatre, dir. Pam Brighton 1975); The Triumph of Death 1976 (first staged 1981, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Studio, dir. Peter Farago); Hansel and Gretel (RSC, dir. Ron Daniels 1978); The Saxon Shore 1983 (first staged 1986, Almeida Theatre, dir. Pierre Audi); John Piper in the House of Death 1984 (revised and first staged 1991, London Central School of Speech and Drama, dir. Nick Mahon); Will's Way (RSC 1984, dir. Alison Sutcliffe). More recently, Red Sun, commissioned for AJTC two-man touring company (dir. Geoff Bullen, first toured 2003); adaptation of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for National Youth Theatre (dir. John Hoggarth, 2004);  Merlin Unchained, for Wales, University of Aberystwyth (dir. David Ian Rabey, 2009);  The LoveSong of Alfred J Hitchcock, earlier (1993) radio play in stage adaptation for New Perspectives Theatre Company, Nottingham, 2012 (dir. Jack McNamara);  Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, M.R.James story in small-scale touring adaptation for New Perspectives, 2015 (dir. Theresa Keogh). 

Meanwhile, stage-plays Symphonie Pathétique (1993 rev. 2001, on the mystery of Tchaikovsky's death), and Trade (1997, set in a male brothel), both yet to be performed;  Flyaway Dead, completion (at his request) of unfinished last radio play by John Arden (2013, so far unproduced).  

Film study: monograph on Carl Dreyer's Vampyr for the British Film Institute Film Classics series.

Ten PlacePrints, 'journeys into haunted landscapes for voices and sound', 2013-16:   recordings in preparation;  and six of them have been publicly performed.

As editor, I am currently preparing, with the assistance of the Chichester St Richard's Press, a Second Edition of my late father David J Rudkin's Emsworth Series - studies on the origins, topography and social history of a Hampshire coastal town. www.emsworthbooks.co.uk


1981. At rehearsal of The Triumph of Death (Birmingham Repertory Theatre Studio) with director Peter Farago.