My work is inspired by current events and emotional, personal stories. I like to explore the myths that surround us everyday and encounters at the edge of human behaviour.
Like a modern Grimm’s Fairytale with a nod to a Beauty suffering from Stockholm Syndrome bound to her abusive Beast, Kirsten is caught in a sickening and inseparable relationship. Will she ever escape? Her lover Randall knows better than anyone that nightmares don’t come from nowhere, and her request to leave takes them back to the beginning of everything.
Developed from a scene performed at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre and another scene performed at Theatre503, produced by London Playwrights’ Collective, The Birdcatcher is now a journey through time and a story about the making of the stranger in the park.
Cast: 1 male, 3 female, approx. 40 minutes
This Is How I Lost My Memory
‘Sing to me then the song of my life…’
Ina and Uma are hiding in the attic as their memories fall away like autumn leaves. But where are the leaves actually coming from? Who’s chasing them? And why is the bomb the only lasting memory they have?
Developed from my experience of witnessing my grandmother have Alzheimer’s, this is a lyrical, emotional exploration of how it might feel to have Dementia:
‘Sing to me then the song of my life
So I may know it or hear it sound on the breeze,
The chattering leaves and poppies may dance to its rhyme and rhythm.
I know not what it is.
I have no sense of its time.
My mind keeps me present throughout our dance
As feet follow feet with hand and hip.’
Cast: 2 female, approx. 30 minutes.
Stella’s come to Ibiza to avenge her sister’s death, but when she finds Jon-Rob, the man she’s been searching for, his honesty unravels the revenge fantasy that’s kept her alive all these years.
Written and performed as a Rapid Write Response to Theatre503’s house show The Life of Stuff by Simon Donald, Theatre503
Cast: 1 male, 1 female, approx. 10 minutes.
A look at the friendships we make growing up, and the moment we get too big for the home we’ve known.
Written and performed as a Rapid Write Response to Theatre503’s house show Wild Horses by Nimer Rashed, Theatre503.
Cast: 2 female, approx. 10 minutes
I hope we make it through the rain
Julie had everything she thought she wanted, but then the Tsunami hit and ghosts are all she has left. Can they let her go? Can she forgive herself for committing the most heinous crime a mother can imagine?
A meditation on guilt and the place of women in the 21st century.
Staged reading at Theatre503, part of a platform produced by London Playwrights’ Collective.
Cast: 1 male, 2 female, approx. 10 minutes
The Last Request
Don’t the dead know everything?
Man and Woman are caught in a recurring dream where the memory of the lover they shared becomes their battleground. Who will win? Which relationship will matter the most?
A study of desire and betrayal, and the moment when three’s a crowd.
Cast: 1 male, 1 female, approx. 10 minutes
Published in BRAND Literary Magazine.