“I am pleased to be able to write a testimonial for Dr John Parkinson. We are currently developing a project together, provisionally entitles ‘Shoddy Baron’, drawing on John’s personal family experiences of the ‘shoddy’ trade, as owners of a once thriving business.
We are hoping to create a community play in the Batley/Dewsbury area to coincide with John’s ambition to create a new company in the area, called iinouiio. We have been in conversation with Creative Scene who are an Arts Council People and Places organisation, developing the arts in the area. We are also hoping to develop the project with the Woven Festival, specialising in celebrating the textiles trade. I have found John to be an enthusiastic, efficient, reliable and honest person in his dealings with myself and other organisations”. (January 2020)
Playwright, Poet and Producer
“Britain’s most innovative playwright” - Plays International. “a true poet of the people” – the late Adrian Mitchell