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.
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
ONE, TWO, THREE, AND … - Pirates, sailors, sadists, bigots and women with sass—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.
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
THE CAGE AND FANTASTIC BEINGS - Murderous insects, griffins and centaurs and strange creatures of the night are among our themes for the spring term of the English National Ballet's 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. My 90-minute musical played to full houses at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, and catching another glimpse of Verity's life at Oxford High's Drama Studio in 2018 ... 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 ...