Theatre

I’m a playwright, actor, and director, and also a drama teacher. 

My one-act plays “From Today, Everything Changes”, “Trans Pennine”, and “Being Frank” have all been performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  My latest play “Hobnobs and Fruitcake” debuts in Edinburgh on August 15th.

Music

I’m a songwriter and composer  recording original songs and soundtracks for theatre.

Recent productions I have composed original music for include “Things I Know To Be True”, “Bronte”, and “A Fine Bright Day Today”.  In 2020 I completed and released two compilations of original music.

Collaboration

I’m really interested in collaborating with others in the creation of new work – music or theatre.

I’m also keen to get older people involved in the making of fringe theatre.

Want to stage my plays?  Want to sing my songs?  Want to get into making theatre?  Get in touch!


a thing I learned

you are your first audience

This is so important. 

Nobody can guarantee that others will love your work; you have to persist in making it because it’s what you do, because you love doing it, and because you love what you make. That has to be enough.

Park any ideas you have of others showering praise on you for the thing you created, because if we need the praise of others to motivate us to create then chances are we’ll never create anything. 

You are your first audience. Enjoying your own creativity has to be enough. 


What shall we do together?

I’m really keen to meet and collaborate with others in a variety of ways, and I’m also looking forward to supporting you in your creativity.  If any of this resonates do get in touch!

Making your play

I can support in the writing of a play, the devising of a play, or getting a new play on it its feet.  

I can provide a constructively critical opinion, actors to read your script, and suggestions for developing your work from the perspective of a playwright, and actor, and a director.


Getting to a fringe

If you’re thinking of taking a play to a fringe festival, or making a new play to take to a fringe festival, but aren’t sure where to start or what to do I might be able to help.

I can meet with you in person, or virtually online, to help you reach your goals.


Composing music

Have you got a play that would benefit from original music? I can work with you to create something bespoke to your requirements, in a variety of styles and moods. 

I can also help with the recording of your own songs/music if that is of interest.


Workshops for adults

Got a theatre group that would enjoy a workshop or two? I can run workshops in devising drama, script-writing, and performance skills.

I’m especially interested in working with older people keen to explore their creativity.


New for 2022!

Inspired by the traditions of Commedia Del’Arte, my latest play will be at the Edinburgh Fringe from August 15th -20th. Produced and performed by Orange Works, this is one comedy you really don’t want to miss!

Hobnobs is kind of a cross between One Man Two Guvnors and The Vicar of Dibley, if you can imagine that.  It’s a high-speed tale of love, lies, scheming, swearing, and biscuits.  

Also sausage rolls.

If you’re in Edinburgh or anywhere near Faversham come and see us – we’d love to see you!


Social Media Links

Although I’m ancient I do use some social media – but still can’t get my brain around TikTok or Snapchat!