I’m a self-taught theatre- and screen-writer. I grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire, got to Oxford to read English, and have been a lobbyist, campaigner, strategic communications consultant and Parliamentary candidate. I lives in Bath with my 8-year old and in spare moments, run a mythology / storytelling after-school club: there’s nothing like a weekly live audience of fractious Friday 6-8 year-olds to keep you sharp.
My first play WATER’S NOT SO THICK won Bristol Tobacco Factory’s ScriptSpace and later, a place on Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting programme. Glasgow-soldier monologue PASSION ran at the VAULTS festival and Aberdeen Dance Live, while BLACK BARN won a two-week bursary production at London’s LOST theatre. My latest TV drama pilot, THE UNLOVED, was a 2017 C21/Script Angel International TV Pilot semi-finalist and my stage comedy-drama A BIT OF A SONG AND DANCE reached the top 3% (full read) with the BBC’s drama script room in 2018. I am currently working on my first short film, SISTERS, with RTS award winner Isabelle Larche and am also developing an arts-funding farce and a new comedy pilot, TROUBLE.
I have been generously supported by Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting, Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle, C21, Old Vic New Voices, LOST, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter BikeShed and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
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