About

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I was Resident Writer for Theatre Centre back in 1983/4, then for Temba in 1986/7 and in 2009/11 I was Associate Writer at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Recently I have been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow working with students and staff at Brunel University and at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

When I’m not doing all that, I write stage plays for adults and for young audiences, television and radio scripts and I run workshops for writers.

Television

BBC:
Letting Go
Trainer
EastEnders
Casualty
No Bananas
Holby City
The Bill
Independent:
Peak Practice
Family Affairs
No Bananas

Radio

Ring o’ Roses
Aliens
Local Disaster
Stamping, Shouting & Singing Home
Women Can Fly
Hanging Fire
Mary Seacole
Desperate to Act
Thin Ice
Sweet Fanny Adams
Laughter in Leningrad

Awards

Writers Guild Award 2017
Writers Guild Award 2011
Finalist John Whiting Award 2006
British Theatre Association Award 1988
South London Playwriting Festival 1988
British Theatre Association Award 1986

Publications

Methuen:
Under Exposure
Macmillan:
Aliens
Oberon:
Getting to the Foot of the Mountain
Jamaica Inn
Once We Were Mothers
East Lynne
Villette
Stamping, Shouting & Singing Home
The Day the Waters Came
Keep Smiling Through
Frankenstein
Rise Up