Born in London, I grew up in Buckinghamshire before running back to London, and finally away to Cambridge. Since the early 2000s, I have written and produced a lot of theatre, but that has grown into writing and making many other things…
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Since 2003 I have written professionally for all kinds of contexts - prose, plays, short plays, short films, online and offline games and educational projects. Currently working on a podcasted collection of short stories...
Over the years, I have given talks and run workshops to a very wide variety of audiences, in a wide range of locations, usually around the subject of storytelling and its applications, but sometimes on other things!
I had always been involved in theatre in one form or another, directing, acting, sweeping the stage, but while at university I began to gravitate towards writing, and that culminated in my twenties in a period at the Royal Court Young Writers programme, and an MA in Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths College.
In 2003 I received my first professional commission from Paines Plough (in conjunction with Graeae theatre company). The following year, that resulted in On Blindness, a co-production between Paines Plough, Graeae and Frantic Assembly, which opened at the Soho Theatre, London and went on a small UK tour thereafter. The same year, my adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, Gone, won awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferred back to London at the New Amabassadors Theatre.
|2009||Coffee||Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh||Dir. Glyn Cannon|
|2008||Timon's Daughter||Old Fitzroy Hotel, Sydney||Dir. Mark Prichard|
|2007||The Kiss||Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham||Dir. Matt Aston|
|2006||The Kiss (showcase prod.)||Hampstead Theatre, London||Dir. Dan Ayling|
|2004||Gone||New Ambassadors Theatre, London & Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh||Dir. Hannah Eidinow|
|2004||On Blindness||Soho Theatre, London / Birmingham Rep / West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds||Dir.s Vicky Featherstone, Jenny Sealey, Scott Graham, Stephen Hoggett|
|2002||Nebuchadnezzar||Latchmere Theatre (now Theatre 503)||Dir. James D Reid|
|2002||Appalachia||Battersea Arts Theatre||Dir. Gemma Sessions|