About Me

" I am passionate about playwriting and the transformative power of theatre."

 

 

After a brief flirtation with playwriting when I was 16 (my first play “20%” was runner-up in the 1988 Royal Court Young Playwrights’ Competition), I began my playwriting journey by joining a local playwrights’ group in 2003, following my life-transforming diagnosis of dyspraxia.

 

Since then I’ve established myself as a successful playwright and my work is gaining significant recognition regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Over the last few years, I have worked with diverse partners including Hampstead Theatre, the Royal Court, Graeae Theatre, the Mercury Theatre, Eastern Angles, the New Wolsey Theatre, Unity Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse.

 

I am currently developing work with the Mercury Theatre, Graeae Theatre, the New Wolsey, the Marlowe Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre, and am co-writer for BBC Radio 4's Christmas adaptation of Little Dorrit.

 

My work has been long-listed for national playwriting competitions including the Verity Bargate, the Bruntwood, Papa Tango, and I was runner up for the Mercury Playwriting Prize 2016.

 

I have been a writer on Graeae’s attachment scheme, ‘Write to Play’ (2013-14), a member of the Royal Court National Writers’ group and I am playwright in residence at Essex University. I am currently developing work with the Mercury Theatre, Graeae, the New Wolsey, the Marlowe Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre.

 

 

"As a playwright, my vision is to challenge myself and my audiences to create work that is fresh and inspiring, and that has national and international appeal."