I have been appointed as writer in residence for the town of Milton Keynes (2016-2017) as part of the town's 50th birthday celebrations. I have written a series of short audio dramas inspired by the public art-works in the city centre.
A very exciting new mid-scale juke-box family opera is in production. More details soon.
Gorilla is planning a nationwide tour in 2017/18.
Forward to Victory, a new play about WW1 for York Castle Museum, commissioned by York Theatre Royal, will be performed in April 2017.
A new show for The Nomad Theatre's Play In A Week project has been commissioned for summer 2017.
Two new books written for children about the history of Milton Keynes will be published early next year.
The Wizard, a new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, is opening at Butlins in February 2017.
I consult on various projects, helping artists to create project plans and fundraising applications.
I continue to work as a Visiting Lecturer and workshop leader on a wide variety of projects.
Aurora Metro Publishers have published four of my short plays in a collection. http://aurorametro.com/products-page/new-titles/four-short-plays-for-young-people/
My work has been performed at theatres in the UK and abroad, including The Royal Court, Theatre 503, and The Arcola Theatre, also at Chichester Festival Theatre, Royal and Derngate, Latitude Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source in New York, Live Girls in Seattle, Key City Public Theatre in Washington and Auroville in India.
Following a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University and an MA in Writing for Performance from Central School of Speech and Drama I have specialised in working with young people, people with disabilities and community groups. I share my time between playwriting, producing, workshop leading, lecturing, copywriting, company management, fundraising, project management, consultancy and looking after my little boy.
Writing projects to date include original work, adaptations, translations, theatre in education projects, pieces for young audiences and young performers, and dramaturgy of collaborative devised work.