David L Rattigan

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Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay

In Tuesday night’s Channel 4 documentary ‘Cure Me, I’m Gay,’ telly doc Christian Jessen explored the world of ex-gay therapy. Viewers in the UK can catch up on 4oD here. I’ve researched and written about the ex-gay movement for the best part of a...

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Interview with Jonathan Harvey, Author of Beautiful Thing

I interviewed writer Jonathan Harvey (Gimme Gimme Gimme, Coronation Street) about the 20th anniversary production of his play Beautiful Thing. I saw the dress rehearsal for the London run at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, and I’m deliriously excited to see it again this evening...

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Charles Moore on ‘Relatively Less Important’ Areas of the UK

Today, on the day of Lady Thatcher’s funeral, former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore spoke to Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell. His comments about “relatively less important” parts of the country caused some controversy. Here’s a video of the entire interview, followed by a transcript...

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Room for One More?

Sod the Walt Disney Company and its Haunted Mansion, with its big budget and shiny new CGI technology. Give me the old-fashioned British ghost train experience, where not knowing whether the rattling, rusty screws will hold your carriage together till the end of the...

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How to Become a Professional Writer

A step-by-step guide to the basics of becoming a published writer (Republished from 2010) Do you write, even if just for your own pleasure? Congratulations: You are already a writer. But perhaps you are thinking about taking it a step further, sharing your work...

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The Play, by David L Rattigan (Montreal, Oct 26)

I’m rather delighted to see my name alongside those of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Alexander Pushkin on this poster for a Halloween event. Montreal playwright and director Michael Mitchell invited me to write a short script for this reading of Macabre and Supernatural plays,...

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Bedlam: A Journal of Horror & the Macabre

Robert JE Simpson and I have established a successful creative partnership as editors of Diabolique magazine, which we regrettably left in July. We are, however, pleased to announce a new horror publication: Bedlam is a journal of horror and the macabre, and its first issue will...

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Diabolique Magazine

Joint statement from Robert J.E. Simpson and David L Rattigan, former editors of Diabolique magazine Tuesday, 31 July 2012, UK Following our sudden resignations on 24 July as editors of Diabolique magazine, we would like publicly to disassociate ourselves from Horror Unlimited, and specifically the...

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Busy Times at Diabolique

31/07/12 Click here for an important update regarding Diabolique magazine My main gig at the moment is editing Diabolique, a print and digital magazine exploring the horror genre across media, including film, theatre and literature. You’ll have to buy the magazine to see the very...

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Marriage Is Big Enough for All of Us

Some say that allowing same-sex marriage redefines marriage for everyone. It will make the definition of marriage hazy, consequently undermining a crucial social and cultural institution. (I use that weasel word “some” quite deliberately: “Traditionalists” sounds like an insult; “opponents of same-sex marriage” makes...

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