"All the words and action frame one still, quiet moment where
TWO ON A TOWER
Currently working on a serialisation of Thomas Hardy's novel for Radio 4. Passion, astronomy and the rights of women; a fated couple are drawn together by stars, comets and the 1884 Transit of Venus across the sun. To be broadcast April 2021.
HEART of DARKNESS
Dazzled and daunted to adapt Joseph Conrad's novel for Radio 4, updated to present day Democratic Republic of Congo. Broadcast January 2021. BBC Wales production.
AROUND THE WORLD
IN 6O PLAYS
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!
New Perspectives Theatre Co commission 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 2020 postponed.
Freewheeler's Zoom Cubed. Devised on Zoom, performed on Zoom. In production!
Freewheeler's Do Not Disturb, written in collaboration with the company. Ambitious multimedia project. Tour 2020 postponed.
MOON. BBC Radio 4 drama serial for the anniversary of Apollo 11 moon-landing, created from the NASA transcripts. Broadcast July 2019.
Publication. The Tenant anthologised in Book of the Dead. On Amazon.