I write stories, playscripts, sketches and various bits and pieces in between. Here's a sample of some of my work below.
The Boy and The Mermaid
This new piece, co-created with Darren Clark and the Paper Balloon Theatre Company is now touring the UK til June 2017.
On the furthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a small fishing town.
The town lives by the rhythms of the sea; its tides, its weather; as regular as the lapping of the waves on the shore.
Sometimes it feels like the town is the edge of the world.
That’s mainly because it is.
The Story of the Breaker Makers
This story was commissioned by Sutton House, Hackney to celebrate the public opening of the Breaker's Yard.
Did you know there's an underground river that runs from Clissold Park to Clapton?
But that's not the secret bit...
Anansi and the Basket of Stories in 26 Characters: Celebrating Childhood Story Heroes
This classic trickster tale of how Anansi the Spider became keeper of stories was commissioned by the Story Museum as part of their exhibition in 2014. It was published in a collection the same year. What a privilege to have my writing included alongside some of my favourite writers of all time! You can order copies of the book here.
To hear a recorded version of the story, check out my storytelling page
Once, there were no stories in the world. Anansi the Spider Man decided that he would like to buy some. So he climbed to the top of the very tallest mountain, and shouted up at the sky.
I wrote this piece for Paper Balloon Theatre's first production. An original piece of theatre for young audiences, it was created in a collaboration with a group of deviser-performers and a director: a very interesting process that I continue to enjoy working with.
For more info on this production, please visit the Paper Balloon website