I make visual theatre, write absorbing stories and create moving experiences through performance and participatory arts.
I am a trained dramaturg (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and have collaborated on creating a range of brilliant productions for children and adults which you can read about here. I’ve also worked in practical advocacy for the development of dramaturgy in the UK though long-term work with the Dramaturgs Network. As a freelancer, I make total theatre which communicates using all the many languages that theatre offers and have a particular interest in and experience of puppetry in all its forms. I run my own visual theatre company TouchedTheatre and participatory arts project ArtAid exploring how puppetry and film making can support young people in crisis.
An Arts journalist for many years (working as an editor for Total Theatre magazine), I am building a career as a writer for performance, particularly writing for visual theatre, writing for music and interactive experiences and you can read about recent writing projects here.
From time to time I produce projects I’m really keen to see come to the stage. Follow this link if you’d like to find out more.
All of my work is driven by the ambition to articulate stories from the margins and to develop powerful, evocative theatre forms that invite audiences in and surprise their expectations.
I live in Brighton and my work is influenced by the sense of living on an edge, where the South Downs meet the sea.
For a galley of favourite images from recent productions I have worked on please see here.