My new play The Hub is now ready for lift-off.
The first full, staged reading of the whole play featuring me and Richard Heap, directed by Kirsty Bennett, took place at Leicester Square Theatre (downstairs) on Thursday January 19th 2017, following the performances of extracts at Soho Theatre and at Park Theatre (Fine Mess Theatre’s Bites and Scratches) in 2016.
“Terrific. Subtle, funny, moving and truthful” Maria Friedman
“Wonderfully funny and deeply touching” Christopher Logan
“Very rich writing....full of gems” Nicolette Kay, New Shoes Theatre
“Awesome story, awesome script...great passion and power” Darren Brealey
“Very engaging, beautifully written, funny and poignant ...I quickly became completely immersed” Jane Ashley
“Funny, insightful and moving” Sally Sheringham
My short play, We Open on Thursday, showcased at Theatre503 in December 2015. It was my fourth Rapid Write Response shown at Theatre503.
Pippa Evans, Ian Dagger and I wrote six playlets which ran at Theatre503 in 2015. I appeared in my plays Charming and Once Upon a Time. The project was developed and picked up by Talkback.
"This show is bliss"
LOL, my latest one-woman show, which looks at the subject of internet dating through the eyes of three contrasting characters, premiered as part of The Comedy Project season at the Soho Theatre in 2009.
Since then it has been on tour, including Jermyn Street Theatre, Tabard Theatre, Rosemary Branch, Pleasance Islington and also at the Brighton, Oxford and Henley Festivals. It played at Pleasance Edinburgh for the 2011 Edinburgh Festival.
Everyone knows someone who thinks they know best. In Jubilate! that someone is Anna, vicar's wife and radio personality. She has her own life sorted out - apparently - and now thinks it'd be a good idea to sort out everyone else's......oh dear.
Since its first run at the Edinburgh Festival (as Bruised Blueberries), Jubilate! has toured extensively, including Henley Festival (where I won two Gold Standard awards: one for the production and one for the performance), Southwark Playhouse, Rosemary Branch Theatre and Tabard Theatre.
Jubliate! returned to Edinburgh - The Pleasance Below - for the 2012 festival, where it was a Times Critics' Choice.
I had a stellar cast for the showcase reading of Falling, a play for television, at St Paul's, Covent Garden in 2009: Maureen Beattie, Ruthie Henshall, Vince Leigh, Owen Teale, Dorothea Phillips, Charlie Capel and Robert Blackwood, with Shola Adewusi, Carole Carpenter and Edmund Dehn. The reading was directed by Jez Bond.