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. I have been nominated for an Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright 2018, for The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon with Attic Theatre Company.

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 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, while its sequel, Matilda the Empresswas voted readers' top 20 shows of 2017 in the same paperHardboiled: 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.

 

 

 

Current & Recent Projects:

Henry II (Writer) - commission for Reading Between the Lines, the final part of the medieval trilogy set in Reading, October 8th - 27th 2018

The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon (Writer) - commission for Attic Theatre Company, London, October 8th - 28th 2018. Nominated for Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright.

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 & Suffolk July & August 2018

 Photo byIan Legge, for RBL

Photo byIan Legge, for RBL