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Peter Kesterton

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Air Guitar at The Bristol Old Vic

Photographer Luke Gartside

I was born in Manchester and as an only child found company in books and stories. I moved to Bristol to go to university, and loved the city so much I stayed on after graduating. I landed a job as a technician at the BBC and worked on radio dramas. Not content with simply doing the sound effects, I decided to write my own radio play. Many years and drawers full of rejections later, I had my radio drama Heads You Win, Tales I Lose broadcast on BBC Radio 4.




I went on to write stage plays, notably Air Guitar for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Playing with Snails which won the Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting competition 2011. I continued to write for BBC Radio. Here is link to my play University of Lies on Internet Archive.



In 2019, I went to Bath Spa University as a mature student, undertaking an MA in creative writing. I graduated with distinction. Girls Don’t Cry was partially written on the course.




To find out more about my latest projects go to What I'm Working On.

Glasshouse at the Tobacco factory Theatre, Bristol

Reading from Girl's Dont Cry at The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell.
Teaser Trailer for the award winning Playing with Snails
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