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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. I was recently nominated for an Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright 2018, for The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon with Attic Theatre Company.
I am a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, where the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is supporting my adaptation of Jonathon Porritt’s book, The World We Made, for Autumn 2019.
My play The Glove Thief, commissioned by Tonic Theatre Company as part of their Platform Series, was published by Nick Hern Books and is performed by drama schools, colleges and youth theatre groups around the world.
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.
I have written a trilogy of plays about the history of Reading Abbey for Reading Between the Lines. Henry I of England received its world premiere in Reading in November 2016 and was featured in The Guardian, while its sequel, Matilda the Empress, was voted readers' top 20 shows of 2017 in the same paper.
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 originally trained and worked as an actress, while founding the new writing ensemble Debut Theatre Company, and was the Outreach Director at The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, where I worked for seven years.
Papatango Prize Longlist 2017 (The True History of Susanna Shakespeare)
Off West End Award Nomination for Most Promising New Playwright 2018 (The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon)
Off West End Award Nomination for Best Director 2016 (Hardboiled)
Current & Recent Projects:
Days of Significance by Roy Williams (Director) at ALRA, 29th May - 1st June 2019.
I am the dramaturg for The Incident Room by Olivia Hirst and David Byrne, at New Diorama Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and New York 2020.
The World We Made (Writer) - adaptation of the book by Jonathon Porritt, for the Change Festival at Warwick Arts Centre, October 2019.
Genomes (Working Title - Writer) - R&D of a new play about the future of medical research, with Reading Between the Lines and the Big Data Institute, Oxford University. Workshopped at Oxford Playhouse in 2018 and planned for production in 2020.
Henry II (Writer) - commission for Reading Between the Lines, the final part of a medieval trilogy set in Reading, October 2018
The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon (Writer) - commission for Attic Theatre Company, London, October 2018.
Polstead (Writer) - commission for Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Ipswich & Suffolk July & August 2018
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