Peter has written for theatre, TV, radio, music theatre, and opera.
His work has been performed in streets, hospitals, pub gardens, cathedrals, museums, prisons, and libraries.
‘Humanity shimmers from every line he writes.’ - Mark Connors
‘Spafford is telling us beguiling, moving, often funny stories, and we should listen.’ - Andrew McMillan
Peter is currently working on
Poems by Sir Walter Raleigh set to music by Peter Spafford and Dave Bowie Jr.
Peter says: 'As I was drawn into his poetry, I became more and more immersed in the life and times of Raleigh. And as English identity increasingly becomes our background music in the wake of the 2016 Referendum, it seemed to me that vital questions surrounding the birth of the British/English Empire were encapsulated in the life and work of Raleigh.'
What remains of us as a people and a nation at this moment in our history? What does the sum of us weigh after Empire has burnt away? What will we see once the smoke has cleared?