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.
ONE, TWO, THREE, AND …- Pirates, sailors, nuns, soldiers, more nuns, cigarette-makers—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? …
SHE PERSISTED- Strutting peacocks, dancing skeletons, Latin passions and more in this term's Dance for Parkinson's sessions, based on the ENB's triple bill She Persisted
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 is heading for Edinburgh, and will play for a week at the Fringe from 12 to 17 August 2019 ... see you there! 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
A MUSICAL IN A DAY- Songs, movement, dialogue and drawings—all part of my 'Musical in a Day' children's workshops in Didcot's Cornerstone Arts Centre
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
SELFIES- Rehearsals have started for the first of my mini-musicals, due for performance in early 2019—watch this space!
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 ...