About

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am a playwright and theatre director living in Hampshire. 

This year, my play The Glove Thief was commissioned by Tonic Theatre Company as part of their Platform Series and published by Nick Hern Books. I am the Associate Writer at Reading Between the Lines  in Reading, who produced my new play Matilda the Empress in November 2017.

Greenham: One Hundred Years of War and Peace, a large-scale site specific performance piece involving hundreds of community and professional performers, was performed to an audience of around 8,000 on Greenham Common across two days in September.  I also work regularly with The Watermill Theatre (Newbury) as a freelance workshop leader, and my adaptation of The Rivals will be directed by Jonny Humphreys in March 2018.

My play The True History of Susanna Shakespeare, about the lives of Shakespeare's family was selected for the Tenancy scheme at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in a workshop directed by Justin Audibert. In September 2017 it was long-listed for the Papatango Prize  and Bristol Old Vic Open Sessions.

During 2016 I worked with Nuffield Theatre (Southampton), New Diorama Theatre (London), Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, Tucked in Productions at Kensington Palace, and Reading Between The Lines (Reading). I also worked on educational projects with The Watermill, Rose Theatre Kingston, and Read College in Reading.

My play Henry I of England received its world premiere in Reading in November 2016 and was featured in The Guardian. My play Oscar Wilde on Trial enjoyed a sell-out run at Reading Gaol for Artangel and Reading Between the Lines, in September.  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 RBL

Maria Marten (Working Title - Writer) - commission for Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Ipswich, Summer 2018

 

2017 Projects:

Matilda the Empress (Writer) commissioned by Reading Between the Lines, November 2nd - 18th 2017. Directed by Hal Chambers.

The Glove Thief (Writer) commissioned by Tonic, published by Nick Hern Books. Performed by students at Rose Bruford College in June 2017, directed by Ola Ince.

Greenham: One Hundred Years of War and Peace (Writer) commissioned by Greenham Common Trust, a large scale outdoor work performed on Greenham Common  September 8th and 9th 2017 featuring around 500 community and professional participants.  Directed by Sophie Austin.

The Life and Death of Reading's Buried King (Writer) a one-off free open air performance outside the The Oracle Centre in Reading on 15th September.