The Heroine Collective (Editorial)
The Heroine Collective is an online publication dedicated to the heroic women, past and present, who have played a crucial part in creating positive cultural change in the world today.
The Tenth Box (Theatre)
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 prove her a fake through a series of scientific examinations.
Black Maria (Theatre)
'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. Academics and researchers are now questioning the legitimacy of her trial, and pointing to the power of the press campaign surrounding the case. Using verbatim testimonies and new research on the case, the play aims to challenge perception and investigate the real legacy of a fascinating historical event.
Ravens, Brit. International Theatre
At the outbreak of the American Civil War, Ellen Schafer supports travellers escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad in East Tennessee ; in 1927 Harlem, African-American Cabaret Arist Ida Milsom falls in love with a young white woman from the wealthy side of Manhatten; and in contemporary Florida, a Cuban family's traditional views of womanhood are challenged. 'Ravens' is an exploration of young womens' lives in relation to tradition, class, love, race, and sexuality.
Kindred Skin (Novel)
As a gifted linguist, Nina had enjoyed a successful international career. Now, an ex-convict, she waits inside her London tower block for life to find her. Her only comfort is the voice of her next door neighbour - a striking reminder of her former lover, Alex, who still serves his sentence on the other side of the capital. Her eavesdropping turns into a dark obsession.
Robin Howarth, prisoner, meets the woman he believes to be a doctor, the person he believes will administer the cure for his illness. Instead, he meets an imposter searching for a loved one, accidentally finding herself in the most disturbing moral position she could ever imagine.
Living Literature (Theatre)
These are site-specific events produced by Scary Little Girls: part self-guided tour, part promenade performance. Audiences are given a specially written route to follow, which not only directions them but also points out hints and histories about where they are, and as they walk they encounter actors who perform poems or short extracts of prose as short-plays.
Stage Rights (Theatre)
In 2013, Methuen published 'The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays' by researcher, actress and academic Naomi Paxton. A theatrical performance 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.
The Riot Showgrrrls Club (Edinburgh)
Performed to critical acclaim at The Guilded Ballon, Edinburgh Festival in 2008, and then taken on UK tour in 2009, The Riotshow Grrrls Club celebrates the riotious lives and loves of Madame Magdalene and Mistress Lilith. Everyone wants to be in their club. Putting the “camp” squarely into “campaigning”, these heroines don frankly improbable frocks and go ram-raiding through some of womankind’s – and music’s – most empowering moments.
For Books' Sake (Editorial)
Founded in 2010, For Books' Sake is an intelligent but irreverent UK webzine dedicated to promoting and celebrating writing by women.
For A Rib (Short Stories)
A woman confined to life as a mute is offered a chance of salvation by her neighbour, a religious zealot. But salvation comes at a cost… This collection of short stories follows five women, each plighted with a secret dilemma to unravel.