2017 has been a really interesting year with two pieces I’ve written being staged in Manchester. Hopefully more is in the pipeline including a musical play entitled Won’t Somebody Dance With Me?  and a monologue Moving.



FeatherPeg and Bessie

Performed at Hope Mill Theatre January 2017.

The play is about a past generation of women, married for 40+ years to their companions, who suddenly find themselves widowed. Few will know that type of loss now because many couples don’t last the course now. Those women were strong with an admirable stoicism to somehow keep on going. This was the starting point of the piece for me which was inspired by my two funny, lovely, occasionally barmy Aunties, brought wonderfully to life in this production by Julie Root and Gill Powell. 

pb1Audience feedback

Fantastic performance. Funny, moving and brilliant characters.’

‘Well done to all involved. I laughed, I cried, but most of all, I enjoyed a fantastic script acted out by two outstanding actors ‘

‘To make people laugh and cry in the space of an hour is quite a gift’

‘Loved the play…excellent and witty’


RING imageRing

Performed at Manchester’s 53two in April 2017 as part of the Significant Other festival.

A 10 minute piece written, rehearsed and staged in 10 days. A funny and heartwarming story which explores the strains on a relationship with a very unexpected twist.

Audience feedback

“a well-written piece that never feels rushed in spite of the need to stay funny whilst covering a remarkable amount of emotional ground”