.... author of the major biography Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan, and of darkly comic plays such as Welcome To Paradise, Funny Men and Working Lives: plays which have been performed and enjoyed in locations as diverse as Bradford, Leeds, Otley and Edinburgh.
[He is aware that every sod who writes describes their work as darkly comic, and would change that phrase if he could think of a better one that covers the facts. But he can't. Sorry.]
He's the Secretary of the W.S. Gilbert Society.