I write stories, playscripts, sketches and various bits and pieces in between. Here's a sample of some of my work below.
Cable Street: A Musical Riot
Currently in development, produced by 10 to 4 Productions. I am currently writing the book (alongside Tim Gilvin, music and lyrics) for this new British Musical based around the events of 4th October 1936 when East End residents blockaded the streets in order to prevent a march by Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists.
The Boy and The Mermaid
Developed with Paper Balloon Theatre, the piece has toured to 27 venues around the UK 2017 - 2020.
On the farthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a small fishing town. Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world…
Join three shanty-mad fishermen as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning.
"A MOVING TALE, TOLD BEAUTIFULLY"
THE FAMILY STAGE
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