playwright and novelist, born in Reading and educated at the University of East Anglia. His play The Beast, which explores the life of A. Crowley, was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974, and in an updated version as The Number of the Beast at the Bush Theatre in 1982. Other plays include Blow Job (1971), The Pleasure Principle (1973), England, England (1977), More Light (1990, based on the life of the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno), Darwin's Flood (1994), and Moonshine (1999). His novel Spaceache (1984) is a dystopian fantasy of a grim and ruthless high‐technology low‐competence future.
Subjects: Literature — Theatre.