I am a scriptwriter, film-maker, actress and independent scholar of theatre history, based in Suffolk and Spain.
My latest solo show, The Walled-Up Woman, is about a medieval anchoress. Anchoresses were religious women who voluntarily entered lifelong lockdown, walled up at the side of churches, to pray for the souls of others.
My previous solo show, Lady in a Veil (2019), was about Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who in 1721 trialled a precursor to smallpox vaccination.
Both 'The Walled-Up Woman' and 'Lady in a Veil' have now been adapted for Zoom performance.
In 2018 I played the Countess, only the second person ever to do so, in Yale University’s revival of Horace Walpole’s 1768 play of maternal incest, 'The Mysterious Mother'. Both the performance, and the academic conference at the Yale Center for British Art which accompanied it, are available here on YouTube.
My film, Short, White, Pleated (2002), featured widely in LGBTQ film festivals.
I hold a PhD in Creative Writing (2016). Until recently I was a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I acted as external examiner on BA and PhD programmes in the UK, as well as on university validation panels in Singapore.
I am happy to receive commissions for writing and performance, as well as ideas for collaborative projects, based around my interests and expertise. I can be contacted here.