me:  (roughly in this order) degree in German; actress

in Germany, Switzerland, UK: mainly small scale touring, tie (many years spent in the back of a van);

two children; translator; youth theatre director; director/facilitator of community projects, including work with nspcc, Barnardo’s, mental health service users,ex-offenders;  began writing seriously in 2002 when I attended the Writers Group at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton, run by John Burgess; Royal Literary Fund Fellow; playwright, poet.


On the following pages you can read about my plays, poetry and residency stuff is to follow.

In the meantime, here's a link to me reading:



and there's a wee pamphlet of

THE TURNKEY'S WIFE and other poems

in Gods House Tower, Southampton.

photo by Frankie Elsing

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