About Me

Hi! Thanks for coming along... here's some bits and bobs about me.

I'm a writer and story dramaturg, born in Kent, although I have strong Maltese roots.  Whilst a lot of my experience is as a scriptwriter, I'm currently writing my first novel and co-creating a graphic novel with artist and illustrator Shelley Knowles-Dixon!

 

So, I can either write you a script or advise on how to construct a narrative from an array of ideas, images or characters.  I've written family shows as well as hard hitting adult dramas that have been produced for stage and as short screenplays.  I've advised devising companies on how to pull together a narrative and develop character relationships. 

 

No matter who I'm writing for, I love bringing out the visceral, gut punching heart of a story. I'm obsessed with the rhythm and movement of language and so my style tends to lend itself to the poetic, physical and visual.

As co-director of award-winning Sparkle and Dark Theatre Company, I am regularly working as a writer in collaboration with directors, diverse artists and all areas of the industry.  I understand the logistics of bringing together a project and so I can work with a company to bring about a realistic script or idea.

 

At the moment, I'm the resident playwright at Sparkle and Dark Theatre Company and the resident screen writer at Tate Creations.  I'm a graduate of the Arcola's Consenting Adults writing group and I've won a few awards here and there - take a look around!

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