Writer / Performer
I am a writer-performer and improviser who trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Across all my work I love discovering playfulness, truth and comedy.
My Acting CV includes theatre credits in the West End, at the National Theatre, No. 1 Tours and regional theatre, plus TV, radio, voiceover and commercials.
As an improviser, I have been a core member of the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical for ten years, appeared with Mischief Theatre in Mischief Movie Night, and have created my own show, These Folk, alongside Justin Brett. I also teach improv.
I have written and performed five acclaimed comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, one of which ‘Creatures’ was the winner of a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award and was developed into a taster by Princess Productions. “With its juxtaposition of the mundane and the fantastical, ‘Creatures’ is a bit like an episode of ‘The Office’ set in fairyland, with razor sharp wit and apt social observation brilliantly displaced onto a surreal setting. Smart and original absurdist comedy” **** (ThreeWeeks)
I created and wrote my own characters for the BAFTA nominated CBBC sketch show ‘DNN’ (Definitely Not Newsround), and recently wrote my first short film, Seashore, which won Best Screenplay at Oxford International Short Film Festival.
Together with my writing partner Lucy Trodd, I have a number of projects in development, including a new musical currently being workshopped, ‘The Invisible Line’, and a comedy drama ‘One Size Fits All’ for which we recently released a mini webseries.
‘One Size Fits All’ was also shortlisted for the Funny Women 2021 Awards, selected for the top 13% of the BBC Comedy Writers Room Competition 2020, and shortlisted for the ERA 50:50 TellHerVision Writer’s Room Project 2020.