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Subjects Taught

Creative Writing

Price Guide
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00

Acting / Drama

Price Guide
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a playwright, lyricist and theatre director, specialising in musical theatre and new writing. My credits as a writer include The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Red Riding Hood at Singapore Repertory Theatre (and numerous productions/translations worldwide), Prodigy for National Youth Music Theatre and Four Play for Old Vic New Voices / Theatre 503.

I was recently named as one of the writers-to-watch on the 2017 BBC New Talent Hotlist. I have television and film projects in development with companies including BBC Studios, Hillbilly Films and Blueprint Pictures and a debut feature film screenplay in development with BFI Best Newcomer nominee producer Muireann Price.

My work is published and licensed by Josef Weinberger, Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals and Nick Hern Books. The original cast recording of my musical Prodigy is available on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

As a director I have worked extensively in the West End as an Assistant Director on Calendar Girls and Deathtrap and I was the Associate Director of Barking in Essex starring Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes.

I am a graduate of the Royal Court Theatre Writer's Programme and the 2016/17 BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme. I studied Drama at Bristol University and have extensive knowledge regarding new writing, musicals, classics, verbatim theatre, political theatre, theatre criticism and theatre directing

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Teaching Experience:

I privately tutor students up to dissertation level and regularly mentor new emerging writers in the industry. I have taught playwriting and directing at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith and for University College School (UCS) in Hampstead. I am a visiting theatre director at Emanuel School in Battersea, directing numerous school productions and A Level / GCSE workshops.

I also run residential workshops and masterclasses for Youth Music Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre and I have taught extensively for Stagecoach.

Teaching Approach:

I am a very friendly and outgoing teacher and passionately believe that learning should take place in a fun, relaxed and creative envrionment. I would love to hear from you if you are looking at getting into creative writing, directing or just to have someone to talk to about your ideas; be it writing plays, novels, scripts or songs. I am here to support you whether you are looking to get into the arts or if you are just a keen enthusiast wanting to develop your own skills.

I am also particularly passionate about seeing tutees who wish to widen their artistic and literary horizons; reading plays, developing creative writing skills, watching TV programmes and discussing the themes, direction, performances, etc. My approach encourages the pupil's own particular interests and applying those interests to their work. I would be more than happy to discuss any potential projects in further detail with you.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Numerous (2010) - Highly skilled: trumpet, piano, writing (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bristol University (2008) - BA (Hons) Drama: Film, Television and Theatre (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bilborough College (2005) - A Levels: Drama, English Language, Government and Politics (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • LAMDA (2005) - LAMDA Grade 8 Verse and Prose, Grade 8 Acting (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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