Welcome to my website.  I hope you’ll find all sorts of things to amuse you with links to some of my poems (“Poem of the Week”) and projects as well as my history and publications (“About”)and, if you are a booker, information under the heading “Press” that you can use directly for publicity.  Any events that I’m taking part in with dates and so on in the “News” section but if there’s anything you like to know then just go to “Contact”. I’ve just completed writing a directing Part 2 of “The Fisherman’s Daughter” called “Jess’s Odyssey” for AsOne Theatre Co.  That’s now touring libraries, schools and arts centres in the South West of the UK.  I’ll put details of public performances elsewhere. Meanwhile I’m working on my Blog “Belief, Bias and Common Humanity” on spyway.blogspot.com on being a playwright in this crazy new world we find ourselves in.


Recent work available to purchase online

Blood and Bones Theatre Can theatre provide a plausible, authentic narrative for this Age of Fakery?  My meditation on being a playwright in the 21st Century. … read more
She Opened the Door She Opened the Door “More than a play” A controversial attempt to understand Thomas Hardy by looking at the women who surrounded him.… read more
The Death of the Hurdy Gurdy Boy The Death of the Hurdy Gurdy Boy “It is dark as history is dark” Tommy is the ghost of a Victorian street urchin.… read more
Feer of The Future Feer of The Future “to make you shudder and smile” Science Fiction as you remember it. Robots, alien space invasion, travel to distant galaxies.… read more
New York Kidnap New York Kidnap “a fascinating story” Tamara the young violinist is held captive in a New York hotel room and, deeply scared, she pleads for help from the only person in the world who can help her, Tommy the ghost of a Victorian street urchin.… read more
Peter John Cooper – Plays Online Peter John Cooper – Plays Online A selection from Peter John Cooper’s extensive back catalogue.  Thrillers, adaptations and comedies.   Available to buy online from Lazy Bee Press – http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Authors/Author.aspx?iIA=416… read more

From the West Cliff

Rattling Bones

The rattling bones of the old year Will not lie down Will not lie down One last dance under a hard moon Out on the town Out on the town One last mocking sarabande In a moth eaten gown Moth eaten gown.… read more

Life and Death and Everything in Between

“life and Death and Everything in Between” is being prepared as part of BEAF 2018.  We have an unconfirmed date of 6th May. … read more

A Year’s Work

Well, that’s me pretty well booked up until this time in 2018.  A major commission for AsOne Theatre Company, (Details to follow when announced),  a year-long very interesting mentoring project, a project of my own for Spring 2018. … read more

Peter John Cooper

  • Peter John Cooper

    Peter John Cooper is a UK Theatre professional and poet with over 40 years experience in directing and writing.  He has over thirty plays recorded on the Doollee Database of UK produced playwrights.

    A number of his works are published online and in paperback and he can be seen performing in clubs and small theatres in London and his home town of Bournemouth. He is best known for his experimental work both as a playwright and poet.

    He has worked extensively with Adults with Learning Disabilities and has been part of ACDC European initiative on Arts for Excluded Groups.

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