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photo by Graham Saville


TOUCHING Portsmouth Guildhall Studio, June 2019. A new play co-written with James Robinson. What’s too close? What’s too far? What’s too familiar? What’s too much? What’s the problem? Where’s the line? In their new play, Touching, Jo Harper and James Robinson invite you to consider the changing relationship between men and women. Part of Portsmouth Festivities.


DAUGHTER Short film. Shortlisted for BFI Network short film fund, developed and table read at Film London, directed by Athena Mandis, September 2018. In Pre-production. When adoptee Amee turns up at her birth mum’s house and finds her sister, teenage mum Belle, all their lives are blown apart. Daughter explores notions of family, belonging and the expectations of motherhood.

OVER THE BRIDGE.  Commissioned to write the book for a new, all female musical about the women who built Waterloo Bridge in the 1940’s, first reading in London, July 2018, project in development, click here for web-site.


UTOPIA 6  Short VR Film for Breaking Fourth Virtual Reality Studios. “a worthy entry in the immersive entertainment industry” UploadVR.com. Utopia 6 premiered at Futureplay Festival, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe 3-26 August 2017. Now available to watch on Samsung VR, Oculus and Youtube360.

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CAN YOU HEAR ME RUNNING? Pleasance Theatre, London Oct 4-23 2016. Jaw Rattle Productions. Co-created  with Louise Breckon-Richards, supported by Arts Council England.  Research and development, summer 2015 also  supported by Arts Council and performances in September 2015 at Pleasance theatre, London and Park theatre, London. First performed at Tamasha Scratch night, Rich Mix (Regional voices) in June 2014

Louise Breckon-Richards in Can You Hear Me Running? Photo by Graham Saville.

THE BEACH HOUSE. Stephen Joseph Theatre, Summer Festival August 2016, rehearsed reading. Also performed at The Steyning Festival, shortlisted for Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize, “a great stylised piece…a sophisticated well-structured play” Liverpool Hope Playwriting Judge, longlisted for Theatre 503 Award.


SIXTY BY SIXTY LIVE. Stephen Joseph Theatre, ScarboroughPopcorn, a 60 sec audio play performed as part of Sixty By Sixty Live to celebrate sixty years of new writing at SJT. Also recorded and broadcast on-line.

WHALESONG. The David Russell Theatre 20-22nd May 2015. Longlisted for the Top Five, Octagon theatre, Bolton. A play for young people developed in collaboration with The Portsmouth Grammar School and and performed by the Middle School, directed by James Fenimore Robinson.

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MA Playwriting. Royal Holloway (University of London) 2011-2013. Pass with Distinction.

SEX 1:DEATH 2  Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh and London, Soho Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, BAC. “a moving and frequently hilarious experience…an invigorating take on conventional notions of theatre.” Metro, London.   Co-creator and performer for Non-Fiction theatre (using the headphone verbatim technique).


WE HAVEN’T SAID A PORKY PIE YET. Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh and Tristan Bates Theatre, BAC. ‘thought provoking and well realised comedy’- Fest.  Co-creator and performer for Non-Fiction Theatre (using the headphone verbatim technique).