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The Writer/director

Chris grew up in Sheffield in the UK surrounded by a wonderful mix of heavy industry and beautiful scenery. After finishing his 'A' levels in 1976 he went "walkabout" where he mixed 3 years of foreign travel with over 14 "horrible" temporary jobs deliberately chosen to give him a rounded experience in life. He returned back to the UK and went to study in London. From there he lived in Islington and Maidenhead for 8 years and Birmingham for 9. Then he went to see his sister in Chester for a New Year's Eve party over 2 decades ago and has stayed there ever since. He has two teenage sons, Tom and James.


Chris first began writing at an early age where a comprehensive school backdrop provided an interesting blend of playing football, avoiding fights and writing poetry. In 1998 he studied creative writing at Liverpool University and went on to run a writing group after that. When one of its members complained that he couldn't get his stage play produced, Chris formed his production company, Too Write Productions over a pint of lager and his vertical learning curve in the tortuous world of theatre production began. Seven plays and several books later, he continues to write original, story-based works with imagination at their heart. 

Outside writing he also enjoys most sports including karate and he's a qualified pilot. He also very much likes his "Busa" - the monster GSX 1300R Suzuki Hayabusa.

One of the scariest moments in his life: Getting lost in Manchester controlled airspace for over an hour in bad weather when the nav went west in the plane he was flying. 

One of the happiest moments in his life: (apart from seeing his sons being born): landing the same plane safely


Production Credits:   


September 2000 – Original new piece, ‘Mickey’. Radio play Broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside. Producer, Angela Hyslop. Writer


November 2001 - Original new piece, ‘The Last Train to Jordan Road’. One of six new stage plays produced and performed in ‘Tales from the River Bank’, a 3 night production in Liverpool Community Arts Theatre. Writer/producer/director


June 2002 – ‘The Last Train’. Full-length stage play performed for 3 nights at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Writer/producer/director


April – June 2003 – UK tour of ‘The Last Train.’


August 2003 – 4 week run of ‘Mafioso’, (‘The Last Train’ renamed for festival), at Hill Street Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Writer/producer/co-director


March 2005 – ‘The Fourth Wall’, new, original full-length play performed for 4 weeks at The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington. Writer/producer/co-director . 


April – June 2005 – UK tour of ‘The Fourth Wall’


August 2005 – 4 week run of ‘The Fourth Wall’ at C Venues at the Edinburgh Fringe.


February 2006 – Novel ‘When the Wolves Come’ published. Three stories of escape


March 2008 – ‘The Baby Box’, new, original full-length play performed for 4 weeks at The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington. Writer/producer/co-director


September – October 2008 – NW tour of ‘The Baby Box’


March – July 2010 – ‘“Slasher” Kincade’, new full length play toured Forum Theatre, Chester Courtyard Theatre, London and Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Writer/producer/director


June  2012 – Novel ‘Going For The Wire’ e-published


April 2011 – July 2012 – ‘Charlie Bangers’, new play premieres at The Lowry, Salford Quays and goes on to tour UK. Stars Sandra Dickinson and Adam Paul Harvey. Writer/producer/director  


August  2012 – Novel ‘Last Train to Jordan  Road’ e-published


October 2011-15 – creation, production,  performance and touring of a new original full length stage play ‘Hurricane Hill’.  Writer/producer/director


December 2015 – September 2017 – creation, production, performance and touring of new original full length play, 'Married. But Lonely'. Writer/producer/director


August  2017  – Novel ‘Hurricane Hill’ published as ebook and printed book by Matador


October 2017 + – Creation of new theatre play, ‘The Incident Pit’. Writer/producer/director        


August  2018 – Audiobook of ‘Hurricane Hill’ published on Audible and other platforms


June- November 2019 – UK tour of ‘The Incident Pit’


November 2019 + – adaptation of ‘The incident Pit’ to a radio drama.


December 2019+ – creation of 180⁰ Chord, book and play


April 2021 – 180⁰ Chord to be published


Autumn 2022 – first tour of 180⁰ Chord


October 2023 – creation and conceptualisation of new book and play, “Logs”


January – March 2024 – second tour of 180⁰ Chord

Books and audiobook by Chris Leicester for sale here:

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