Professional ​

An award-winning writer on attachment with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and part of Creative England & BFI’s South West Talent Module.


I was the playwright for Hope Street's collaboration with National Museums Liverpool to accompany their landmark exhibition 'China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors'. I am currently working with Open Attic Theatre Company to write a new children's show set to tour in 2019.  


My work has been performed in venues across the UK including BAC, Soho Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, The Lowry, The Albany, Tobacco Factory, Rich Mix, The Wardrobe, Buxton Opera House, Old Red Lion, Tristan Bates, National 

Museums Liverpool and Tara Arts. 

I have worked with companies including The National Youth Theatre, Coney, Hope Street, Open Attic Theatre Company and Handheld Arts.


I have a background in collaborative and devised theatre, with a Masters Degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I also work as a storyteller and spoken word performer, most recently I was telling tales with Sharp Teeth at Valleyfest.


I have won the following awards/competitions:

Winner of Open Sessions Competition with the Bristol Old Vic.

Winner of a place on Creative England and BFI's South West Talent Module. 

Winner of a place on Write To Shine, with the National Youth Theatre and Shine Drama. A year-long emerging writers programme.  

Winner of StorySlam at The Albany and also at The Southbank Centre. 

Winner of the Frome Short Story Competition.

Winner of the King Author Short Story Competition. 

Finalist in the Old Red Lion's New Playwriting Competition 'RedFest'.

Longlisted for East 15's StageTime competition.

Winner of a place on the Soho Theatre Young Writer's Group.

Winner of the Brownie Magazine Story Competition, aged 6. This one has a lot to answer for... 

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