Days writing plays
In the early days of the business, Stonehart Publications, Sylvester and Robert Troop would spend some time writing plays, for the radio. They were both published writers and still hoping to make a living through writing. One of the plays, This is Your Captain Speaking, was finally staged in 2006 at Pentameters in Hampstead.
But his playwright debut came with a highly rated 2005 stage version of Who Killed Mr Drum? co written from the book with Fraser Grace. This was staged at Riverside Studios directed by Paul Robinson, starring Sello Ncube as Can and Lucian Msamati as Zeke then as Mr Drum, when Wale Ojo fell ill.
Sylvester, ever the performer wanted to be centre stage too, so he returned to perfoming ... and starring .... in 2007 Bus Pass Workaholics, on Channel 4.