I write and I make theatre. I teach writing and theatre-making, coach writers to perform their own work and work creatively with communities.
My first novel, Here Comes the Miracle, is out this May published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
My latest theatre work, Nest, has toured widely, most recently to New York's Lincoln Center. Nest is coming to London's Southbank Centre in London in 2021.
My work is about love.
Click here to subscribe to Peachy, my new thought letter, for updates on what I am reading, thinking and doing.
Here Comes the Miracle
Debut novel coming May 28th, 2020! (UK)
It begins with a miracle: a baby born too small and too early, but defiantly alive. This is Joe.
Decades before, another miracle. In a patch of nettle-infested wilderness, a seventeen year old boy falls in love with his best friend, Jack. This is Edward.
Joe gains a sister, Emily. From the outset, her life is framed by his. She watches him grow into a young man who plays the violin magnificently and longs for a boyfriend. A young man who is ready to begin.
Edward, after being separated from Jack, builds a life with Eleanor. They start a family and he finds himself a grandfather to Joe and Emily.
When Joe is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Emily and the rest of the family are left waiting for a miracle. A miracle that won't come.
Here Comes the Miracle is a story about love and loss; and about the beautiful and violent randomness of life.