I’m a self-taught theatre- and screen-writer. I grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire, went to comprehensive school, got to Oxford to read English (which I loved, not least because it removed any class wariness/fear), and have been a lobbyist, campaigner, strategic communications consultant and Parliamentary candidate. I live 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 7-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. My first short film, GLUE, is in post-production, produced and directed by RTS award-winner Isabelle Larche. I’m just finishing an arts-funding farce for stage, THE RED SCRIPT and a starting on a new comedy pilot for TV, TROUBLE.
I have been very generously supported by Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting, Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle, C21 and Script Angel, Old Vic New Voices, the Soho Theatre, LOST, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter BikeShed and The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
If you’d like to get in touch, please drop me a line.