"All the words and action frame one still, quiet moment where

everything changes."

Anita Sullivan


I've started work on commission from New Perspectives Theatre Co, adapting Janet Frame's autobiography An Angel at my Table. I'm honoured to be entrusted with the stage premier of this extraordinary life work. Tour planned for summer/ autumn 2020.


Shadowbahn won three awards at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019: Gold for best drama special, Gold for best sound design (Steve Bond) and Gold for best director (Judith Kampfner).

We're proud to be recognised in such amazing international company!

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I'm an award-winning writer of radio and theatre plays, short-stories, podcasts and video drama. All of my 60+ scripts have been staged or broadcast. 

Writing is exploration. Experience the world as an octopus, a bee, a fox hunter, a musician from Diego Garcia, a companion-robot or a 130 year old woman. Enter a carnivorous beach-hut, swim The English Channel, drink with Faustus and orbit Earth with Gagarin.

My Radio 4 plays are often recorded on location, my theatre work site-specific. I like to work collaboratively, blending script, documentary and improvisation.

I've given MA Creative Writing seminars at Chichester and Canterbury. I also run courses at the Bishopsgate Institute.

p.s I love my job!



Angel at my Table. First draft stage adaptation in progress...

Freewheeler's rehearsing Do Not Disturb, written in collaboration with the company. Ambitious multimedia project. Tour 2020 starts at Leatherhead Theatre Feb 21st, ends May 6th at The Old Market, Brighton Festival.

MOON. BBC Radio 4 drama serial for the anniversary of Apollo 11 moon-landing, created from the NASA transcripts. Broadcast July 2019.

Publication. Short story The Tenant anthologised in Book of the Dead.  Available on Kindle from Amazon

Shadowbahn was shortlisted for the UK Arias, for Fictional Storytelling.  

Publication. Outside-In Gains a Soul. Short stories by 127 writers, one for each episode of Angel.  For Avert HIV charity.



Moon Radio 4 drama serial for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing.

We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver's novel adapted in 10 parts for Radio 4 Woman's Hour.

Mandrake  Radio 4 drama. After neighbours dispute about a tree, a social worker encounters a 130 year old woman.

Ring Cult Japanese horror adapted for Radio 4 Fright Night. Radio Drama Award for sound design.

The Octopus  Radio 4 Drama with a octopus as the lead character, exploring animal consciousness.  Nominated for Radio Drama award.