Awards & Achievements
Runner Up - The Anne Pierson Award for Young Writers
Shortlisted (Top 20 out of 200+) - Silent Uproar's Writer Support Plan
Longlisted (Top 25 out of 350) - The First Laugh Comedy Writing Competition
Training & Workshops
I hold a First Class degree in Drama and Scriptwriting from Northumbria University.
I'm a member of The Writing Squad and spent a term being a part of Director's Cut Theatre Company's "Writer's Club".
I’m a Cumbrian writer, performer and comedian. I've been writing plays for eight years since I was sixteen. I'm particularly interested in writing comedy, and writing about my home county of Cumbria. My play 'Bridges Apart', set in Cumbria during storm Desmond, was performed at Kendal Yarn’s festival of new plays in 2016. It was chosen to be part of Best of the Fest (the top six plays) in the village of Staveley in 2017. 'Bridges Apart' was also chosen by London theatre producer William Ribo, as one (from over one thousand entries) of seven short plays, which ran at the Union Theatre in London for a week in April 2019, and also for Playing Up at Northern Stage in October 2019.
I’ve had four plays at London's Southwark Playhouse, with Full Disclosure Theatre Company, Director’s Cut Theatre Company and Slackline Stories and a play picked to be part of The Twilight Hour at the Canal Café Theatre in London. I wrote, directed and performed in a sixteen-night run of 'Just A Quick One' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. I've recently had commissions from Alphabetti Theatre and Theatre by the Lake.
I have been writing and performing comedy sketches for BBC Newcastle's comedy radio show *'It's Grin Up North' for over a year and a half. I'm one half of comedy double act Sowersprouts ,and we have played venues such as The Stand and Alphabetti Theatre. In a bizarre turn of events, I also performed a solo stand-up routine in the shop Poundland.
During Lockdown, I have produced a series of six comedy monologues, entitled 'Sex, Gardening and Contact Lenses' which are available to watch on my YouTube”.
*on hold due to COVID-19
Photo credit: Mark Savage