Gwyneth Hughes  seven-part adaptation of Vanity Fair has started filming with Olivia Cooke as Becky and directed by James Strong. Filming finishes at the end of January 2018 and will be shown on ITV later in the year. Penny Woolcock’s   production of The Pearl Fishers at Los Angeles Opera has started rehearsing and opens in October.
Michael Eaton’s book: Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend  has now been published and he has recently dramatised  Murder on the Orient Express for Audible

In theatre, Pearse Elliott’s The Holy Holy Bus continues to bring in sell-out audiences in Ireland

James Lovelock has written the introduction to The Earth and I, a beautifully produced book by Taschen inspired by his idea of creating a book that would gather essential knowledge about the intricacies of the earth and the human species to help future generations to navigate their surroundings and avoid repeating mistakes of previous civilizations. Contributors include Martin Rees, EO Wilson, John Gray and Bryan urgent essay uk Appleyard