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Ida and Louise – a radio commission for Jane Purcell

I’ve just been commissioned to write a five part Woman’s Hour Drama based on the lives of Ida and Louise Cook.   Both were avid opera lovers and during their travels to Europe in the 1930s became aware of the persecution … Continue reading

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Writing for Site-Specific Theatre

I’d always wanted to collaborate on a site-specific piece, and when Nutshell’s director Kate Nelson asked me to write a play for her allotment for the Edinburgh Fringe, I jumped. Partly in excitement, partly in terror. Terror because we’d be … Continue reading

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Playing with words and music

  Write a play with songs, for a cast of four actor-musicians – that was the brief from Penrith’s rural touring company, Quondam. I’d only written one song lyric in my life, and loved it! So I was kicking keen … Continue reading

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