I’m a freelance musician and writer based in Oxford, UK. Please use the menu to find out about my work, and drop me a line if you’d like to know more—follow the link to the Contact page to find my e-mail address.
During the Covid-19 Lockdown I’m rolling out Gurning Gnome’s first ever video literary festival, gnomefest, featuring short fiction, extracts, monologues and other work, by me and by other writers, new and established. See the Facebook page for more details, and drop me a line if you’d like to contribute some of your own work.
Dance artist Roosa Leimu-Brown and I are producing free lockdown videos for home-schooling and gentle seated exercise sessions, on themes ranging from Romeo & Juliet to gardens. For details see our MuMo Creative website.
SELFIES - 'An incredible piece of theatre'—the feedback for MELODY, my first Selfie mini-musical, has been wonderful. Find out where and when you can meet her! THREE CHAIRS & A HAT - Minimum props, maximum imagination—that's the aim of Three Chairs and a Hat, the team of talented performers and backstage magicians who stage my small-stage musicals and bring my work to life ONE, TWO, THREE, AND … - Pirates, sailors, nuns and dancing chess pieces—just some of the characters I'll be cueing in as MD and pianist for a new clutch of shows. And did I mention the nuns? … LE CORSAIRE - Pirates, slaves, shipwrecks and swordfights are all part of the fun in our spring term of Dance for Parkinson's workshops VERITY - Verity is back! Ditched at her wedding, nagged by her mum, hates her job ... and it's only Monday. After several performances in Oxford, my 90-minute musical earned a 4-star review at the Edinburgh Fringe. And she's not done yet ...Wedding Song performed by Frankie Alexandra
BREAKAGE - 'Heartbreaking. Compelling … as beautifully and skillfuly crafted as Nathan's glass collection.' One reader's response to my sixth novel, BREAKAGE, now available on Amazon and Kindle. Click the cover at the foot of the page to get your order in! READ ALL ABOUT IT - Victorian streetlife, seaside dystopias, medieval poets and family trees all feature in my novels, which you can buy on
Amazon, or by clicking on one of the covers at the foot of the page. BECCA - A tribute to my friend and musical soulmate MURDER, MAYHEM AND MUSIC - Sometimes a pianist has to channel her inner drama queen ... and this is definitely required when accompanying some of the most thrilling operas in the repertoire MAKING MUSICALS - Songs, movement, dialogue and drawings—all part of the fun at my workshops at Didcot's Cornerstone Arts Centre, and the Creation Theatre holiday sessions JOINING IN WITH OUTREACH - Music can work wonders, helping people heal, move, express themselves and remember. It's a privilege to be involved in some outreach projects that show just how powerful the effects of music can be. OPERA ON TOUR - The Opera Anywhere team brings Mozart, Puccini, modern opera and Gilbert & Sullivan to new audiences in theatres, schools, cafés and cowsheds across the country DEXTER IS LURKING … - Meet the groom who ditched Verity in my new musical, Dexter—a prequel that offers more questions than answers ... LUNAS DANCE - Great fun collaborating with Oxford's leading contemporary dance group, in works ranging from an exploration of time to a whacky race between a hare and a tortoise LOOM TO THE MOON - A music and magic mash-up in the new Loom to the Moon musical, co-written with Simon Says, who'll be amazing audiences with his wizardry when the show takes to children's wards around the UK in support of charity Blue Skye Thinking ...