Projects

Half Broken Things

Bookwriter & Lyricist

Stage musical, adapted from the award-winning novel by Morag Joss, with music by Elizabeth Charlesworth. When a lonely house sitter, posing as 'lady of the manor', takes in a petty thief and a pregnant runaway, they form a makeshift family, spiralling into a dysfunctional fantasy existence that they’ll go to any length to protect.

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Shadow Puppets

Creator/Lyricist

Song cycle, with music by Michael Tauben, exploring four ordinary individuals who live or work in close proximity to celebrities, with a cast of four actor/singers and four musicians.

Wings Of The Dove

Bookwriter & Lyricist

A film-noir style musical charting a corrupted love affair, inspired by Henry James’s novel The Wings of the Dove and transposed to 1950s Soho. Music by James Burn. Being showcased at the Criterion Theatre this November. A strapped-for-cash nightclub hostess ‘lends’ out her sweetheart to her dying friend in a bid to secure her own financial future.

Love Me To Death: Ruth Ellis, the opera

Librettist

New opera composed by Tom Randle, focussing on the events that led to Ruth Ellis's controversial hanging at Holloway Prison in 1955, starring soprano Gillian Keith. Showcased at the Barbican Pit Theatre in 2015, and performed at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2018 at The Place, with help from Arts Council funding.

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Deptford Wives

Lyricist

Stage musical, based on the award-winning radio play by Jennie Buckman. Music by Anthony Kosky, book by Jennie Buckman, directed by Tania Azevedo with E15 Acting School students in October 2018, with an Arts Council-funded R&D and concert performance at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich this July. In 1772, Mary Lacy attempts to publish her autobiography ‘The History of the Female Shipwright’, describing her life in the Royal Navy, disguised as a man, and falls in love with a married woman. 

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Why The Whales Came

Bookwriter & Lyricist

Stage musical adapted from the novel Why The Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo. Music by Bella Barlow. Commissioned by British Youth Music Theatre, to be directed by Simon Kane in August 2019.The Scilly Isles, 1914. Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the mad Birdman, who lives on the far corners of their island home of Bryher. But a message left in the sand seems to hint that this strange loner is not what he seems.

First Ladies

Bookwriter & Lyricist

Stage musical, commissioned by British Youth Music Theatre, staged in August 2017 at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, with music by Elizabeth Charlesworth. The First Ladies of history come together to greet the first female President of one of the world’s most powerful countries.

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Cuckoo

Creator/Writer

Multi-award winning drama web series, commissioned by RTÉ. A wayward teenager sees a digitally ‘aged’ photograph in the newspaper of a baby who was snatched 14 years earlier, and thinks she recognises herself.

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Missed Call

Writer/Actor

Official Selection, London Short Film Festival 2015. Shortlisted at TriForce Short Film Festival 2015 and screened at BAFTA Piccadilly. 3-minute short film, directed by Mat Laroche (Chips Films) and starring comedy actresses Letty Butler and Lucy Pearman. Two mobile-phone obsessed friends have lost the knack of communicating face-to-face.

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Pierced

Writer

Single TV drama/Stage play, longlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Drama Award 2017. A would-be novelist's fragile mental state is pushed to breaking point by the unexpected visit of her childhood friend.

Justine Cuts

Writer

Play. Increasingly disturbed by the noise from her upstairs neighbour, a socially awkward trainee hairdresser begins to lose her grip on reality.

Hooked

Writer

TV comedy-drama, longlisted at the BBC Writersroom drama window 2016. In a bid to turn his life around, a down-on-his-luck driving instructor, back living with his ultra-critical mother, becomes a male escort.

On The Sofa With Martina

Writer

One-act stage play, performed at Clwyd Theatr Cymru and shortlisted at the Blue Elephant Theatre Play Competition 2016. A chat-show host is forced to confront demons from her past when a washed-up ‘70s pop star, once the object of her teenage desire, is booked to appear on her show.

Jackdaw

Writer

TV drama about a multi-generational family, set against a backdrop of Northern Soul. 
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Queenie & Charity

Writer/Director

Episode 4 of ‘The Christmas Party’ web series, produced by Lost City Writers. In the run-up to their firm’s Christmas party, two work colleagues meet head-on in the ladies toilets, both wearing the same top and both after the same man.

Cherry

Writer/Producer

Short film, produced by Blue Bar Films. A man uses a speed-dating event to exact revenge on the girl who bullied him at school.

Madonna and Me: Misadventures of a would-be pop star

Author, 2008

Humorous 1980s-set autobiography. While Madonna’s career is going stellar, an insecure young English singer tries to make her mark on the music business, accompanied by her devoted yet hapless manager.

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