Duncan Turner has written three one-act comedies for the stage: (Un)wrapped, So Bad and Autumn Leaves. The second of these plays, So Bad, is to be performed in October at Bread and Roses Theatre as part of the Clapham Fringe. He hopes later to produce a double-bill of his plays at an Oxfordshire or a London venue with the theatre company, Wild Surmise.
He is currently working on a collection of short stories, entitled Impostors, and plans to return soon to writing a novel set during the Commonwealth and Restoration, called Liberty. He is also working on Rainbows End, a musical television comedy about fairies living in contemporary London.
Duncan’s journalism has been published in The Spectator, Classical Music, The Stage, and The South Wales Argus. He is a member of Abingdon Writers and the Oxfordshire Theatre Makers, and volunteers at the Oxford University Museums. He teaches English at a Bucks secondary school.
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific — and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.