Having mentored many writers as a dramaturg and teacher at Goldsmiths College, I first started to develop my own writing after setting up TouchedTheatre in 2009.  I think about writing through theatre making and I am interested in working within specific formal constraints. My writing has so far explored diverse specific forms including solo puppetry performance, musical, audio drama and verse.  I am particularly interested in observations of the natural world, of place and identity, and in writing as a Northerner.  I also write as a journalist for Total Theatre magazine.

 

CV HIGHLIGHTS (Writing)

Homing (New Perspectives Theatre)
Audio drama for rural touring

Hedging Your Bets (Northumberland Theatre Company)
A new musical adaptation of Doctor Faustus set in a betting shop

The Crow Who Fell in Love with the Moon (TouchedTheatre)
Storytelling performance and the first in a series of five animal stories

Something Blue (New Perspective Theatre)
Interactive drama set at a wedding reception, for rural touring

Faust [Redacted] (TouchedTheatre)
Adaptation of Marlowe’s Faustus for puppetry in a post-Wikileaks world

Blue (TouchedTheatre)
Promenade mystery play about the disappearance of a young woman from a Brighton housing estate

Me & the Sea (TouchedTheatre)
An original puppetry and storytelling performance about one young boy’s experience of change

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