Writing

Writing

I am a novelist and playwright, and a member of the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

My fiction is represented by David Grossman at David Grossman Literary Agency Ltd., (see contact page for details)

My second novel Playhouse Rules is currently being written.

Back in the day I was a member of the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre under the tutelage of both Hanif Kureishi and Simon Stephens. I was an invited attendee of a workshop at the Royal National Theatre Studio.

For information on any of these works, please get in touch using the contact form.

Novels:

Playhouse Rules
In progress.

Those Left Behind
A literary thriller.

Plays include:

Hesperus
A disturbing play about abandonment. A child arrives home from a school trip to discover her family has moved.

Sitting Tenant
The play is a psychological story about generation rent, property and what people will do to obtain it.
It is an updated version of an earlier play presented as a rehearsed reading at Watford Palace Theatre

Looking After the Pooters
A one-woman monologue adapted from the hilarious Victorian comic novel The Diary of a Nobody. The play was a commission from Endpaper Theatre and was initially presented at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St. Albans, then the Compass Theatre, Ickenham and a two week run at the Canal Café Theatre.

Every Night Something
Set in London, 1946.
Joe and Frank are a comedy double act who were in entertainment corps Stars in Battledress during the war. Now back on civvy street they are attempting to become stars in demob suits.
An extract was performed as a rehearsed reading at Hampstead Theatre

Lilies in Suez
A professional commission for the Heat and Light Company at Hampstead Theatre.
Family secrets and the Suez crisis clash in this generation spanning comic drama for a young cast, set in 1956 and 2006.

(and I feel fine)
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Initially written for the young writers’ programme at the Royal Court Theatre the play was further developed and received a rehearsed reading in Manchester. The play was long shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, and shortlisted for the Imprint festival at the Royal Court theatre.

“The best opening scene in a play by a young writer I have ever read.” – Richard Wilson