January Daily Dip

January Daily Dip

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My friends, artist Jemima Latimer and poet Clare Shaw , and I have hatched a plan.  We’re going to swim, outdoors, everyday of January in aid of UNICEF. We’ll be sharing our progress on this Justgiving page. I’ve been really distressed by the images and news coming out of Syria over the past 6 years. The Syrian civil […]

Herizons at Elizabeth Gaskell House

Herizons at Elizabeth Gaskell House

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Talking feminism, lost time, big daydreams, Motown classics, Gaskell -The Musical, putting ourselves aside for the sake of others and fulfilling lifetime ambitions later in life. Working with enJOY Arts Herizons group this week was just brilliant! You can plan workshop delivery in great detail, but put a group of mature, strong-minded, creative women in […]

A fawn is born, she staggers to find her feet…

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Feral is up on it’s feet like a beautiful but slightly mucky, not quite ready for the world, newborn fawn. I have to admit I’m bricking myself.  Why on earth have I ended up making something so biographical? It’s terrifying! It’s made me look back over my previous work and review it with fresh insight. […]

Work Starts Monday

Work Starts Monday

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Rehearsals for Feral start on Monday! SO EXCITING! Beginning a new show from scratch is daunting at the best of times but it’s the first show I’ve ever created from personal experiences, in residence at a venue, with an external director, with a band, for indoor venues. So ticking more than a few “new” boxes […]

Fresh Streets #2 Street Arts Conference in Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal.

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Portugal has been a real treat. Who doesn’t want to eat fresh tomatoes, view a diverse range street theatre and talk about art in a hotchpotch hybrid of broken French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German? I feel very grateful to have been selected as part of the ISAN delegation to Fresh Streets #2 and am […]

Observer Monday’s at The Royal Exchange Theatre.

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve been invited to partake in a programme called Observer Monday’s at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. The aim of the programme is to enable directors to experience all the elements of creating a production and gain greater understanding of the processes and creative collaborations that bring work to audiences. In return I am writing […]

Process and the beast

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This year I’ve taken some time to really acknowledge, interrogate, formalise and improve my process. The truth is, I’ve always felt like I was winging it. I know that after 15 years of making shows that this isn’t true, I must have gleaned some skill and am certainly able to navigate the stepping stones to […]

31daysofmake Day 17- An Invitation

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Working with Open Space Technology this weekend during Improbable Theatre’s Devoted and Disgruntled Event  has got me really excited. Open Space developed to support groups to self-organize and collaborate around any question of shared concern. It gives all participants the chance to propose a starting point for discussion, take part in any of the conversations or flit […]

#31daysofmake Day 16- Mothering

#31daysofmake Day 16- Mothering

Today I attended Mothers Who Make at HOME MCR. Nina came with me, she’s been coughing and out of sorts over the weekend so I didn’t want to send her to nursery and this was the perfect event to have her with me.  She was excited and interested to be coming to “a meeting”. It’s […]

31daysofmake Day 15- set design

31daysofmake Day 15- set design

I’ve had a recurring project in my mind for a number of years, I think I might like to start the ball rolling on it this year.  Today I thought about how I might stage this project which is inspired and based upon the story of Pannonica de Koenigswarter, née Rothschild, aka The Jazz Baroness.  Many focus on her […]