I write and make pieces of theatre with music. My creations centre on the history and literature of rural places and communities, and are always shaped by music and developed in collaboration with musicians.
I hold an MFA in Actor Training and Coaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and ran two seasons of acting classes focussing on Stanislavski’s Active Analysis from 2018-2019.
Creatively I have worked as director of ACE funded music project The Folk Effect in Nov 2020; sound designer and director for ACE funded ‘Tinted’ in Feb 2020; sound designer, writer and director on Polly Waldron’s Shiver in Aug 2019 (‘this gem-like show’ The Scotsman) at the Edinburgh Fringe; and writer/director for ‘Tess’, a rural tour with my own company Ondervinden in Aug-Oct 2019.
Most recently, I have been commissioned to create an adaptation of A Christmas Carol for a village in Wiltshire to whom we were expecting to tour ‘Tess’. I developed the idea for an audiobook adaptation of the story linked to a walk, with accompanying artwork created by theatre designer and artist Katy Hoste, and sound recording and design to be made remotely by Ondervinden’s music director Jonathan Ip.
Previous shows Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Bob, all with Gin and Tonic Productions, toured the Fringes of Edinburgh and Brighton and Festival d’Avingon between 2014-2016.
An alumnus of NYCGB, I secretly work as a DJ.