Beth Granville (@bettygranville) and David Charles (@dcisbusy) have been writing together since 2012. Their writing includes comedy sketches for live performance and several comedy videos for the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, as well as viral online pieces such as the Daily Mail £1 Migrant Solidarity Tour, and TV and radio sitcom pilots with regular rehearsed readings at London Comedy Writers.
Beth and David formed Duckspeak after great audience responses to initial readings of their play Foiled. Although both strong comic writers in their own right, Beth and David know that behind every good joke is a double act. As Duckspeak, our work draws on the exponential benefits of pooled creative resources, complementary skills, and industry networks.
Beth Granville is a writer and actress, working primarily in comedy. Her writing credits include BBC development of Welsh sitcom The Sicilians, co-written with Francois Pandolfo, Ben Tyreman and Tim Price; a site-specific short comedy play produced by Dirty Protest Theatre Company; and co-writer on Flick and Julie: Pop Up Penny Pinchers. Beth has also contributed material to BBC Radio Wales comedy shows and London Comedy Writers live shows Sketchageddon.
As an actress, Beth has worked extensively in Welsh comedy, including on television with Gavin and Stacey and Stella, on radio with Scot of the Antarctic, and on stage with Flick & Julie: Pop Up Penny Pinchers, a political female sketch duo who took their sell-out Welsh previews up to Edinburgh in 2015.
Beth Granville also works as a drama facilitator in education, and is looking forward to expanding this work with Duckspeak.
David Charles has been a full-time writer since 2010. Aside from his comedy writing with Beth, he has published two books of travel writing and two books of political analysis in conjunction with Elevate, an international festival of arts and political discourse in Austria.
David’s latest book You Are What You Don’t will be published in Autumn 2016. He writes a regular blog at www.davidcharles.info.