Bio

Early Career

  • Dudley Citizens’ Theatre, 1980-1982: songs, performing and directing shows
  • Banner Theatre, 1981-1984 and 1995: collaborative song and scriptwriting
  • Intervention, Handsworth, 2001: poem exhibited in art exhibition
  • Birmingham Opera Company, 2003-2007: member of community cast
  • Write Away, Birmingham Rep, 2011: selected participant in playwriting scheme
  • Room 204 Writer Development Scheme, Writing West Midlands, 2016

Recent Highlights

  • Truth and Truffles, 2018 Tour: story cabaret with storyteller Cat Weatherill
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2011 onwards: double bill and solo shows
  • Brighton Fringe, 2017: solo show
  • Guest Poet, 2009 to now: Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Ludlow
  • Birmingham Literature Festival, 2015 to now: co-curating Literary Allsorts
  • Other festival appearances include: Coventry Storytelling Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe, Brighton Fringe, and Birmingham Comedy Festival
  • Big Script: Birmingham-based writing group

Publications

  • Poetry Collection Displacement Activity and Other Poems, 2014

Qualifications

  • BA in Creative Writing, University of Birmingham, 2007
  • MA in Creative Writing, University of Central England, 2009

I also write occasional reviews and you can read some of my coverage of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.