About

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am a playwright and theatre director living in Hampshire. 

I am an Associate Artist at Reading Between the Lines  in Reading, for whom I'm writing two new plays this year.

Last year The Glove Thief, commissioned by Tonic Theatre Company as part of their Platform Series, was published by Nick Hern Books

I also work regularly with The Watermill Theatre in Newbury as a freelance workshop leader, and my adaptation of The Rivals was directed by Jonny Humphreys there in March.

The True History of Susanna Shakespeare was selected for the Tenancy scheme at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, long-listed for the Papatango Prize  and short-listed for Bristol Old Vic Open Sessions.

Henry I of England received its world premiere in Reading in November 2016 and was featured in The Guardian. Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow, a co-production with The Watermill and Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, was nominated for two 2016 Off West End Awards (Best Director, Best Designer) and received five stars in TimeOut.

I trained as an actress after studying Literature at Durham University, founded the new writing ensemble Debut Theatre Company, and was the Outreach Director at The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, where I worked for seven years.

 

 

 

2018 Projects:

Finding Victoria (Working title - Writer) R&D with Tucked in Productions and Kensington Palace, January 2018

The Rivals - Adaptation of the play by Sheridan at The Watermill Theatre, March 15th - April 21st 2018

Genomes (Working Title - Writer) - R&D of a new play about the future of medical research, April 2018 with Reading Between the Lines and the Big Data Institute, Oxford University. Workshopped at Oxford Playhouse.

Polstead (Writer) - commission for Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Ipswich, July & August 2018

The Suffragettes (Working title - Writer) - commission for Attic Theatre Company, London, October 2018

Henry II (Writer) - commission for Reading Between the Lines, the final part of the medieval trilogy set in Reading, opening October 2018

 

 Photo byIan Legge, for RBL

Photo byIan Legge, for RBL