I'm a playwright and scriptwriter, occasional director. My plays have won the George Devine award, a Time Out theatre award and twice been shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and BBC audio awards. NOSOCOMIAL won the 2019 CSO Partnering Citizens award from NHS England.
I’ve been Writers’ Tutor at the Royal Court Theatre, Associate Lecturer at Drama Centre /CSM, Royal Literary Fund Fellow at University of Greenwich and I'm currently Creative Fellow at UCL Urban Lab and Institute of Advanced Studies, writing on their cross-disciplinary research theme of 'Waste'.
I'm delighted to be a 2019-2020 MGCfutures bursary recipient to write the first draft of my new play THE WOMAN FROM MARS about Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, and a 2020 Hospitalfield Resident.
THE WOMAN FROM MARS
Winner: MGCfutures bursary award (2020)
New play about astronaut Helen Sharman, first Briton in space.
WE THE YOUNG STRONG
Winner: Ideastap ‘Stagetime’, East 15; Women at RADA at Arts Theatre.
Based on archive testimony of women radicalised by British Union of Fascists in 1930s. Director Cat Robey; Criterion New Writing; Bloomsbury Theatre (2019).
Winner: NHS England Chief Scientific Officer 'Partnering Citizens Award' (2019)
Science fiction drama co-created with NHS Scientists. Camden People's Theatre (2018), site-specific NHS (2019).
Drunk & angry rock girlfriends stage a re-enactment of the French Revolution.
Royal Court commission. Collaboration with Urban Foxes. Camden People’s Theatre (2014).
Comedy about a well-meaning vicar and fake wedding scam, based on a true story.
Furious Theatre / Last Refuge. Transfer to King’s Head (2013)
Winner: George Devine award, Time Out best play; nom Susan Smith Blackburn.
Director Sarah Frankcom (1992), Helen Sheals (2012). Ovalhouse, Chelsea Centre, Last Refuge.
Two young women whose lives collide in a town centre pub in Huddersfield.
Shortlisted: Susan Smith Brownlow Award. Director Sarah Frankcom.
Sheffield, music, friendship and a new millennium. Sheffield Crucible main stage.
ABDICATION: THE CRISIS OF WALLIS SIMPSON
Pier Productions for Radio 4 Director Celia de Wolff with Frances Barber as Wallis Simpson.
EUSTON TO WHITECHAPEL
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff with Matthew Marsh and Julia Ford.
TONY AND ROSE
Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2014).
Pier Productions for Radio 4. Director Celia de Wolff with Marcia Warren, Robert Glenister (2013)
Shortlisted: BBC Audio Awards (2012)
Pier Productions for Radio 3, The Wire. Director Celia de Wolff with Lorraine Ashbourne.
HAVE YOUR CAKE (series)
BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny. Drama series about a fictional cake club with Lesley Sharp, Tamsin Greig, Nisha Nayar and Neil Dudgeon.
EDWARD ALLEYN’S DEVIL
BBC Radio 4. Director Steven Canny with Richard McCabe as Edward Alleyn (2006)
Winner: BBC Writers Room / Resonance commission; broadcast live, Resonance FM.
Director Jonny Brown. Future dystopia under closing ceremony of the 2010 London Olympics (2005).
Longlisted: Sony Award.
Radio 3 ‘The Wire’. Director Polly Thomas. Found audio fragments provide a jigsaw of clues in the search for a missing woman, with Katy Cavanagh, Claudie Blakley.
THE LAUNDRESS; NORTHERN LIGHTS; MACHINAL: (TV Series) outlines (2020)
NORTHERN STAR (TV Series, unproduced)
Series development / pilot script, United /Mammoth
WHERE THE HEART IS (TV Series)
8 x 60 minutes episodes
NIGHT AND DAY (TV Series)
3 episodes / omnibus commission, Granada / ITV
THE GIFT (TV Movie)
Adaptation of my stage play for BBC Learning Zone,
LONDON BRIDGE (TV Series)
Two episode commission ITV
CAPITAL LIVES (TV Series)
Single drama episode: ‘Proud’, Carlton / ITV
FILM / DIGITAL (as writer unless otherwise stated)
Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)
Feature screenplay (2019, unproduced)
THINGS I COULDN’T TELL YOU
5 video monologues based on ABC v St George's NHS Trust.
Wellcome Genome Campus/ Genomics / Theatre of Debate (2018).
OF SHADOWS AND WALLS, FALLING UNDER, distributed by Lux.
Various music videos, educational and corporate films.
Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Resident 2020
MGCfutures Award recipient 2019 – 2020
UCL Creative Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Studies / UCL Urban Lab 2019-2020
Great Ormond Street Hospital visiting writer, funded RLF & NIHR BRC at GOSH
Research Fellowship, Royal Literary Fund (2016-2019) Advisory Fellow, (2014-2016)
Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, University of Greenwich (2012-2014)
Judge / Dramaturg Kings Cross Award
Associate Lecturer (Scripts), Drama Centre London / Central St Martins
Writers Tutor, Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme.
UCL Creative Fellowship
Royal Literary Fund
LUX Film and Video