Derek Webb

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Derek now lives in Pembrokeshire with his wife and son, having moved from Surrey in 2001 to get away from the M25.

His first stage play Dog Eat Dog was produced by the South London Theatre in 1998, his second Bringing Back the Bluestones achieved national notoriety through its pre-publicity and was premiered in Pembrokeshire, in 2002. He wrote and directed a version of The Tale of Culhwch and Olwen from the Mabinogian in Welsh and English for a youth cast to celebrate the reopening of Narberth Castle in 2005.

He has written three other full length stage plays, Stalker, Ad Nauseam and Out on a Limb, as well as more than a dozen one-act plays. He has also written over a dozen radio plays, two of which have already been produced, the third being Valentines Day for The Wireless Theatre Company.

He has dramatised a large number of children's books for audio too, for publishers such as for Hodder Headline, Random House and Harper Collins among others.  Books dramatised have included The Minpins by Raold Dahl starring Joss Ackland and Charlotte Cornwell; Esio Trot by Raold Dahl starring Annette Crosbie and Michael Williams; over a dozen Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven stories, and 80 minute dramatisations of children's classics including The Secret Garden, The Railway Children and The Incredible Journey. His retelling of Jonah and the Whale was included on The Whales Song and other stories read by Helena Bonham-Carter for Random House Tellastory.

He has written two full length children's novels - The Virtual Reality Machine and Is. He has also written several shorter pieces for younger readers and a series of audio/book packages for children learning to read, called Popplejoy and...

For more information, go to www.derekwebb.co.uk.

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