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.
BECCA - A tribute to my friend and musical soulmate
ONE, TWO, THREE, AND … - Puppets, dancers, giants, witches, pirates, sailors and snakes—just some of the characters I'll be cueing in as MD and pianist for a new clutch of shows. And that's just the band …
MURDER, MAYHEM AND MUSIC - Sometimes a pianist has to channel her inner drama queen ... and this was definitely required when I accompanied Irrational Theatre's Puccini/Leoncavallo double-bill, part of the Grimeborn opera festival in London's Arcola Theatre
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
ARK - Humanity gets another go at it all in this developing sci-fi musical by me and talented musician Matt Winkworth, which received great feedback at a work-in-progress staging as part of the Offbeat Oxford new writing festival in 2016.
SELFIES - Rehearsals have started for the first of my mini-musicals, due for performance in 2018—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, modern opera and Gilbert & Sullivan to new audiences in theatres, schools, cafés and cowsheds across the country
ROMEO & JULIET - Star-crossed passion and plenty of thumb-biting aggro as we explore Prokofiev's ballet 'Romeo & Juliet' on the English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson's workshops
VERITY - Verity - ditched at her wedding, nagged by her mum, hates her job ... and it's only Monday. My 90-minute musical played to full houses at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, and a prequel giving ex-groom Dexter's side of the story, is on its way ... Wedding Song performed by Frankie Alexandra
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 ...
HIDDEN GEMS - My new novel follows travel writer Wilf Bromley as he explores the seaside town of Hestyn and discovers that there's far more to this quiet community than meets the eye. Available on Amazon. Click here to see the Facebook page.
BIRDCAGE - My fourth novel Birdcage tells the story of Millie Hobbs, a child of the 19th-century London slums. Click the cover below for more information.