DOC WATSON was born and brought up in the Black Country of South Staffordshire, where at school he became enthralled by the theatre and Shakespeare in particular.
Although trained as a Drama Teacher, his real ambition was to work in the professional
theatre. His first job was at the Ipswich Arts Theatre, Suffolk where he was first
employed as an Assistant Stage Manager; and then later promoted to the position of
Assistant Director. Directing plays both in the main house, on tour and in local
pubs; he was also responsible for extra theatre events such as lunch-
Since then he has run theatres throughout the country and ended up directing some seventy plays.
He has written and adapted some twenty plays – a number of them for special commissions, such as The Fens Ablaze about the uprisings in Lincolnshire over enclosures, which was performed in Boston, Lincolnshire; and a play about Oliver Cromwells’ Head written for the anniversary of Cromwell’s birth which toured village halls in Huntingdonshire. He has also written for children producing both pantomimes and original pieces.
More recently he has joined the growing band of playwrights writing Ten-
He has also been dabbling in writing short stories for Story Fridays in Bath as well as trying to write “the novel”.