Once in Royal
Now in final script revision for pre-production in the Summer 2022
Once in Royal follows the life of a small village community at Christmas. The church hall is under threat. Andy, the local vicar, is trying to save it whilst struggling with the pressures of being a vicar at Christmas, and also with the fraught relationship with his daughter, Georgia. And he starts to have feelings for another woman whilst still missing his deceased wife. Dan, a promising young singer, is dealing with witnessing his grandfather have a stroke. JC, a young transsexual goes from rejection and heartbreak to acceptance and reconciliation. The Band, a group of village teenagers who enter a competition, work together, fall apart, have their hopes dashed, and become part of the effort to save the church hall. Holly, Dan's mother, is coping with her father's stroke and her son's reaction.