writing

DAUGHTER Short film. Shortlisted for BFI Network short film fund, developed and table read at Film London, directed by Athena Mandis, September 2018.

OVER THE BRIDGE.  Commissioned to write the book for a new, all female musical, first reading in London, July 2018, project in development, click here for web-site.

UTOPIA6  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

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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).

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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).

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Jo Harper. Rehearsals for Can You Hear Me Running? Photo by Graham Saville