Medievalist, storymaker, theatre director, folk dance teacher, BBC / AHRC New Generation Thinker


As a theatre practitioner, I have directed, produced, written, and devised over 20 productions.

I specialise in creating and researching pieces of historical theatre and public engagement events for museums, universities, cathedrals, libraries, churches and community groups.  I have worked with bodies as diverse as Manchester Cathedral, Chetham’s Library, the Royal College of Physicians and Swansea Waterfront Museum.  I have also done work as an academic theatre consultant.

I am an experienced workshop leader, and have run medieval drama, mask and Shakespeare workshops at national folk and storytelling festivals.

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Past projects

August 2016: Week of workshops on medieval mystery plays at HeyDays English Country Dance and Music Week, California.

March 2016: ‘The Alchemist’s Daughter’, Royal College of Physicians, London.  Performed as part of their exhibition ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’.

February 2016: ‘Coventry’s Medieval Drama’ workshop at the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival, University of Warwick.

2015-2016: Academic advisor to director Philip Breen for the 2016 York Mystery Plays.

September 2015: Workshop on ‘Playwriting from Images’ for the University of Hull’s Sixth Form Festival of Writing.

July 2015: ‘Storytelling with Masks’ workshop at storytelling festival Festival at the Edge, Much Wenlock.

April 2015: Monologue for Chetham’s Library’s project ‘Decoding Dr Dee’.

Sept 2014-Aug 2015: Researched, devised and directed a series of six historical monologues based on the history of Manchester Cathedral to be performed as part of the Cathedral’s arts programme.

March 2014: Wrote and directed ‘Passion Tree’ – a modern version of the medieval Cornish plays for Manchester Histories Festival.