Ep. 05: Adapting a Book for the Stage with Daniel Ingram-Brown
In This Episode…
I’ve known Daniel Ingram-Brown, this episode’s guest, for a while now and it was a delight to have him on the show so we can have a catch up and you can hear about all the cool stuff he’s up to!
Dan is the author of a series of children’s adventure books called The Firebird Chronicles. The first book in the series, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, has been adapted into a stage production which toured at the end of October and the beginning of November. The third book, Through the Uncrossable Boundary, comes out on November 30th. I read a super advanced copy and all I can say is that it’s definitely been worth the wait!
In this episode, we talk about the process of adapting a book for the stage, the release of the third and final Firebird Chronicles book, Dan’s upcoming projects, and what his typical day looks like.
About the Guest
Born in East London, Daniel now lives in Yorkshire, in a house built from the stones of a ruined castle. He lives with his wife, son, their bearded dragon and one-eyed cat!
Daniel is the author of The Firebird Chronicles series for children aged 9-12: Rise of the Shadow Stealers (2013), The Nemesis Charm (2016), and Through the Uncrossable Boundary (released November 2018), published by Our Street Books. He is the recipient of the Taner Baybars award (2016) for original fiction in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Magical Realism, awarded by the Society of Authors Authors’ Foundation.
Daniel is currently working on a project called, Bea’s Witch – the story of an adopted girl who runs away from home and hides in the cave of famous Yorkshire Prophetess, Mother Shipton. While there, Bea encounters Ma Shipton’s ghost, who helps her to come to terms with her past and learn how to re-write her future. The project is part of an MA in Creative Writing and Drama in Education at Leeds Beckett University. He’s also starting a PhD at the University in the autumn.
Also a theatre director and playwright, Daniel is Artistic Director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre. Their current production, an adaptation of his first book, is supported by Leeds’ Carriageworks Theatre, Harrogate Theatre and The Leeds Big Bookend Festival.
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