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Why Raymond Hopkins Started Writing Plays

Why Raymond Hopkins Started Writing Plays

Twenty-five years ago, at the age of nineteen, my daughter, Katy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This life changing news hit my family hard and made me realise that I needed to raise some money for research. It’s a fairly simple equation the more raised, the sooner a cure will be found.

For some unknown reason, I decided that my way of fund-raising would be to write a stage play, get it published, and give the proceeds to MS research. Being a complete novice in this field, I naively thought everything would fall into place and the money would soon start flowing in!

After eighteen months I had completed my first manuscript and called it “Love Begins at Fifty”. I then proceeded to telephone publishers, who I assumed would be eager to take on my work. Following many frustrating phone calls I was soon brought back down to earth. I realized that getting people interested in an unknown playwright was challenging to say the least. However, with much perseverance, I finally found myself a publisher.

My faith in the play proved to be justified because, the following year, it ran for the summer season at the TOADS theatre in Torquay – United Kingdom. The play went down well, giving it the credence it needed, and more importantly, raising funds for MS research.

I have now written a total of ten full-length farcical comedies, all with the word love in the title. I am pleased to say that the plays are doing well and have proved very popular in the UK Australia and Europe.

Ending on a happy note, Katy keeps well. So far, over £43,000.00 has been sent to Multiple Sclerosis Research.

As for me, I will continue writing until I can hear those wonderful words: –

‘A cure for M.S. has been found.’

More information about Raymond’s plays can be found on his website.

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