Masters Degree, Creative Writing

Distinction

Goldsmiths University, London

BA (Hons), English Literature 

First Class Honours

OU

 

3 Year Acting Course

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Education

Experience

Playwright, Dracula, Creation Theatre Company (2017)

Current. Opening early 2018.

Playwright, A Particular Theatre: Shakespeare, suffragists and soldiers, School of Advanced Study, Being Human Festival, Senate House (2016)

 

Playwright, Cinderella, Creation Theatre Company (2016)

Production runs 30th November to 31st December 2016.

 

Playwright, Alice in Wonderland, Creation Theatre Company (2015)

An adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic for the 150th anniversary of its publication. 

 

Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of The Woman Who Helped To Hide The Frank Family - Matthew Whale, Paul Gies and Alison Leslie Gold (2015)

A research project on initial development for playscript adaptation.

 

Editor and Writer, The Heroine Collective (2015)

The Heroine Collective is an online publication which features a variety of editorial content based on the heroic stories of women who contribute to positive cultural change. Spring launch includes interviews with Dr Susie Orbach, Liberian activist Robtel Pailey, BBC Broadcaster Bidisha and activist Lucy Anne Holmes. 

 

Playwright, Ravens, The British International Theatre Program (2014)

Ravens was devised at the University of South Florida under artist residency, produced by Matthew Gale and directed by Helen Tennison. The two-act play is an exploration of young women's lives in relation to tradition, class, love, race and sexuality. 

 

Researcher & Playwright, Black Maria (2014)

Black Maria is a two-act play based on the life of Mary Ann Cotton, a woman convicted of serial murder by poisoning in the late 19th century. Using verbatim testimonies and new research, the play aims to challenge perception and investigate the real legacy of a fascinating historical event. Early R & D supported by Scary Little Girls Productions, director Helen Tennison, and researcher I. Smyth Herdman.

 

Screenwriter, Culling (2013)

Culling explores British society under increased economic pressure due to a contagious viral strain. A medical imposter searching for a loved one finds herself in the most disturbing moral position she could ever imagine. Produced by Scary Little Girls Productions and directed by Scottish BAFTA-winning director David Trevail and Helen Tennison. Currently in post-production.

 

Contributing Editor, For Books’ Sake (2013)

Founded in 2010, For Books' Sake is a UK webzine dedicated to promoting and celebrating writing by women. My editorial work includes interviews with Bernadine Evaristo MBE, TED Global Fellow Shereen El Feki, award-winning American author Michelle Tea and Alison Wolf CBE.

 

Playwright, Stage Rights! (2013)

In 2013, Methuen published The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays by BBC New Generation Thinker Naomi Paxton. A production inspired by the collection featured my short play The Sleepless Woman, a character piece exploring the life of a suffragette on the night of the 1912 Census.

 

Writer-in-Residence, Scary Little Girls Productions (2012)

In residency, my short play Crypt 24 was produced as part of Cornish Arts Festival The Great Dark Gathering; short play Hiatus was produced in conjunction with The Theatre Chipping Norton; short play The White Hare was written for commission under Heritage Lottery. I wrote for the company's Living Literature events on an ongoing basis, as well as their Story-smiths events, which are toured throughout the UK.

 

Playwright, The Tenth Box, Bridewell Theatre (2011)

Medium Helen Duncan is the toast of 1930s London. Her performances wow the city as she materialises the dead through grotesque skill… until famed investigator Harry Price determines to provide her a fake through a series of scientific examinations. The play was performed at The Bridewell Theatre with Niamh Cusack in the lead role and was later long-listed for The Bruntwood Prize (Manchester Royal Exchange).

 

Playwright, The Jerwood Charitable Foundation Mentorship Scheme (2011)

I was one of three playwrights selected for The Jerwood Mentorship Scheme in 2010-2011 and received 12 months’ mentorship from award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Extracts from my play The Tenth Box were published in the Jerwood Writers Anthology Marginalia.

 

Playwright, The Riot Showgrrrls Club, Edinburgh & Glastonbury Festival (2010)

Performed to critical acclaim, The Riot Showgrrrls Club is a political satire exploring the riotous lives and loves of Madame Magdalene and Mistress Lilith, two cabaret artists who don improbable frocks and go ram-racing through some of womankind’s most empowering moments. Produced by Scary Little Girls Productions.

 

Co-Creator, Mother Mae I, UK Festivals tour (2010)

A cabaret night that makes no compromises and takes no prisoners!  This event recreates the bygone cabaret of the wild, wilful and wickedly expansive divas like our heroine Mae West – and brings you the best in today’s stand up, musical comedy, puppetry, grotesques and magic.

 

Actress (2001 - 2009)

In my 8 year career, I worked with variety of companies including The Birmingham Rep, Southwark Playhouse, Belfast Opera House, The Bristol Old Vic, Cambridge Arts Theatre and The Haymarket Basingstoke. During this time, I explored a diversity of literature from classical texts to new writing, as well as completing devised work and I was also a BBC Carlton Hobbs Radio Drama Award Nominee.