Neil D’Arcy-Jones is a journalist, playwright, author and theatre producer. Since 2001 he has been the Arts Editor for the Essex County Standard and Colchester Gazette. His first foray into making theatre, rather than critiquing it, was a children’s sequel to The Tempest, which was performed on an island off the coast of Essex in 2014. Most recently his play In Search of England has had a run at Theatre N16 in London and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. He also runs the Packing Shed Theatre Company, which puts on new writing by East Anglian playwrights produced by creatives also based in the East.