About Me

I am an award-winning playwright, actor, and dramaturg.

I graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2011 with a Masters’ Degree in Writing for Performance, and in 2012 from Faber Academy: Writing a Novel, tutored by Esther Freud.

I studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 2008 – 2009, and jointly ran a short film production company from 2005 – 2009.

WRITING

My full-length play Family Ties was produced at the Network Theatre, London, and produced short plays include Blinded By (The Space, London); Forget Me Not (Tristan Bates Theatre); One (RADA); Violent Night (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth: winner of the Jilted Generation competition); Prisoners of the Truth (Theatre 503, Frequency Theatre, Sydenham Arts Festival); ; Slash (Young Actors’ Theatre, RADA); Time of the Wolf, an adaptation of The Ages of Mankind from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, staged at Brixton Market; and Viviana, a monologue performed at the Komedia, Brighton (Short Story Studio).

My short plays for teenagers have been used on the Actors’ Foundation course at RADA for the last 4 years.

I’ve taught a part-time enrichment class at Greenwich Free School in Writing for Theatre (ages 11-13), and have a specific interest in theories of creativity and the therapeutic value of writing.

I also run a script feedback service for other writers and production companies who value practical feedback delivered with sensitivity and within a quick turnaround time.

James Lorcan in Forget Me Not, Tristan Bates Theatre

James Lorcan in Forget Me Not, Tristan Bates Theatre

Writing Awards/ Wins

WINNER Violent Night won the Jilted Generation competition run by the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, in 2012. The play was performed as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.

SHORTLIST The idea for Jilted, a full-length play, was shortlisted for the FFShorts Festival 2013 @ the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Publications

10 Tips for Living Creatively in the Everyday.

ACTING

As an actor, my credits include:

Theatre: Polly Hewson (Benjamin Franklin House); Lucy in Cockroaches (Camden Fringe Festival 2016); Charlotte / Miss Pratt in Lolita (Barons Court Theatre); Bee in Bathroom Secrets (Bread & Roses Theatre); Psychiatrist in Haptic Skins of a Glass Eye (Ilona Sagar, Tenderpixel Gallery); Helen in Remember Me by Lisa Brunton-Wallace (Network Theatre)

Audio: Rachel in Endurance, an audio play which also stars Julian Glover and Isla Blair (Word of Mouth Prods); Maggie in the radio version of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Network Theatre)

TV: Wallis Simpson and Lady Lucan in Conspiracy, Channel 5

Feature film: Housing Officer, Blackout (Milestone Slipstream; writer/dir. Eddie St Jean)

Short film: Alice in Priori (Dominic Houghton); Marie in Grounded (London Film School, Celine Cotran)

Commercial: Featured lead, Welcome to the Serious Bacon Club (online ad for Danepak bacon)

Modelling: the fashions of a 1930s heiress at Eltham Palace, in a short film for English Heritage; a lifestyle promo for Harwich Council

Performed Readings: Mrs Hale (lead) in Trifles (Pentameters Theatre); Ariadne (lead) in Theseus and Ariadne & Melissa (lead) in Memory, both by Jethro Dykes; Medium (lead) in Time Round Table by Jude Browning

Voiceover: Compost, Little Elephant Prods

Musician: Pianist in Time for Love by Rosie De Vekey, and Remember Me (both at Network Theatre)

You can find my profile on Spotlight, View PIN 7610-7861-9812, or Casting Call Pro at

http://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/view.php?uid=541466

Agent: Barry Huckfield, 07496 016 611

As Wallis Simpson in Conspiracies for Channel 5

On set as Wallis Simpson, Conspiracies, Channel 5

On set as Wallis Simpson

With Annie Burkin on the set of Blackout

Reviews

‘Bathroom Secrets’ was performed with touching honesty by Susan Hodgetts in the role of Bee · Claire Booker, bookerplays.wordpress.com

Training and Qualifications

Writing Short Fiction: Goldsmiths College, 2011-2012

Faber Academy: Writing a Novel, grad. 2012

MA (Masters) Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths College, grad. 2011

Postgraduate Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama, 2008-2009

Script Factory: Script Editing, with Kate Leys

 

Violent Night, Portsmouth BookFest (4)

Rehearsal for Violent Night @New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth