Bio

Early Career

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

Recent Highlights

  • Truth and Truffles, 2017-8 Tour: story cabaret with storyteller Cat Weatherill
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2011 onwards: double bill and solo shows
  • Brighton Fringe, 2017 & 2019 solo show
  • Guest Poet, 2009 to now: including Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Ludlow
  • Birmingham Literature Festival, 2015 to now: co-curating showcase events
  • Other festival appearances include: Coventry Storytelling Festival, Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe, Birmingham Comedy Festival, Buxton Fringe and Wolverhampton Literature Festival
  • Big Script: member of Birmingham-based writing group

Publications

  • Poetry Collection Displacement Activity and Other Poems, 2014

Qualifications

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

I also write occasional reviews and you can read some of my coverage of the  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 ,  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018  and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019