SHORT STORIES AND PLAYS

 

  

Second place in the Lancashire and North West Murder Fiction Short Story competition with ‘Murder Inc.’

 

Winner in the Lancashire and North West Murder Fiction Short Story competition with ‘As Done as they could be Done.’

 

As well as being an award winning poet Sue also writes short stories, in particular ghost stories.  Many of her stories have been published and broadcast.

Here are some of them:

‘The Tale of a Townie’ shortlisted Countryside Tales competition.  Published in the magazine.

‘Isabel Robey - the Forgotten Witch’ published Countryside Tales.

‘The Seven Forty Five Express’ broadcast Radio Merseyside, winner Meridian Short Story Competition, third place, Ouse Valley Ghost Story competition.

‘The Train Now Standing’ broadcast Radio Merseyside.

‘A Cupboard Full of Toothpaste’ broadcast Radio Merseyside.

‘Lunch in the City’ published Paperclips (Forward Press), broadcast Radio Merseyside

‘The First Lesson’ broadcast Radio Hallam

‘Last One Standing’ short listed Lancashire Magazine Ghost Story competition

‘Busman’s Holiday’ second place Lancashire Magazine Murder Story competition. Published in the magazine.

‘The Christmas Caroles’ published Infective website

‘Sensitive Souls’ performed at Salford

 

Sue is the co-author (with singer/ songwriter Chris Roach) of the musical ‘The Childe of Hale’ which has been performed at:

Cowley Arts Centre, St. Helens

Hale village parish church

Met Arts Centre, Bury as part of the Bury Festival

 

PERFORMANCES

 

Sue is an accomplished performer and her performances include:

The Warrington Festival, the Liverpool Festival, the Edinburgh Folk Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (with the National Poetry Society), The Bolton Festival

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, The Leigh and Wigan Words Festival

St. Helens Dance Festival, St. Helens College Poetry Fest, St. Helens Libraries

Citadel Arts Centre, St. Helens, St. Helens Theatre Royal, Grantham Civic Hall

Grantham Museum, New Brighton Festival, The Poetry Society Café, Covent Garden

Sue’s Performance Shows include:

The Journey Continues: This narrative show follows the lives of 10 young people from the age of 18 to 38.  It tracks their loves and losses, triumphs and tragedies through poetry and specially choreographed movement routines. It combines poetry with movement, dance, music and audio visual backdrop. Running time one hour. Available for performance.

What the critics had to say: ‘Through this short play Sue demonstrates a keen eye for the human subtleties of human relationships …We are soothed by Sue Gerrard’s calmly spoken narrative. Never intrusive but as regular as a resting heartbeat.’

Choices: This looks at the lives of three women and how their lives have been altered by the choices they have made. It has a fascinating ending.  Running time 20 minutes. Available for performance.

What the critics had to say: ‘Sue vividly brings to life the unbridled enthusiasm of falling in love. Sue’s engages both the audience’s sympathy and their empathy by presenting her characters with decisions that face almost every woman.’

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