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WRITING

As a scriptwriter, I’ve had work commissioned and broadcast on radio, screen, theatre and in community settings such as museums and libraries. I have two collections of poetry published, for children and adults, poetry and short stories in anthologies and I’m currently working on my first novel. I am also an experienced script reader and editor, contact me for more details.

Fiction:

Short Stories at Jukebox Stories, Poetry Cafe and Bloomsbury Festival, World Cup Tapes radio broadcast Radio 5Live, Urban Fantasy website showcase. 

Publications and productions

Writer/performer show ‘Stand By Your Nan’ tour with Arts Council England funding 2017-18.

Poetry collection. 4 Stars Londontheatre1.com

Cafe Ruby – BBC Comedy Writer’s Room longlisted –  ‘an entertaining and characterful sitcom filled with English eccentrics…..well-written and consistently amusing with some memorable characters’ 

Shangri-la/Gagged - full length play showcased as part of Emerge at Birmingham Rep

The Lighthouse - stage play at  Birmingham University Allardyce Nicholl Studio

Clouds - stage play rehearsed reading with Net Curtains theatre company. 

Finalist  – Writer/performer ‘So You Think You Write Funny’ with sitcom ‘Aquarius Cafe’ at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 Sitcom Trials

Published ‘The Strangest Sandwich in the World, and Other Silly Stuff’ children’s poetry collection longlisted for the CLiPPA Award 2016.

‘Moving Here’ Short films written for Birmingham History Galleries on permanent exhibition.

Broadcast credits :

4am Cab podcast : Svetlana comedy sketch series in six episodes

Comedy writing credits on BBC Newsjack, Radio 4 Extra series 2012, 2015, 2017

BBC Radio 5 Live ‘What’s the Offside Rule?’ part of World Cup Tapes

Commissioned : Comedy animation sketches, Zubox TV : Internet tv channel

Investment funding from Screen WM: Feature Screenplay ‘Soulmates’

Funded by Arts Council England :  Blossom Theatre, Avatar Live!, Recycled Puppet Show on tour (children’s theatre), The Loneliness of Mrs Lint (radio), Stand By Your Nan (poetry pilot and tour) 

Radio: The Ramblings of Mary Read, developed with BBC Radio, developed with Radio drama  producer, broadcast 2018 Shoestring Theatre (USA), War of the Worlds Sutton rewritten - adaptation  (East Cheam Radio), Sweat Shop (produced sketch show podcast for Creative Partnerships, Newsjack Radio 4 Extra (3 series), World Cup Tapes, Radio 5 Live. 

Qualifications: MPhil Playwriting Studies from University of Birmingham/ BA Hons Drama from University of Manchester