Hello and welcome to my website. I am a writer, composer and teacher, and live in London with my partner, Mitch, and our daughter.
I studied English Literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA Hons Cantab), before training as a performer and voice teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in London (ARAM, LRAM).
From early 2013 I researched and developed a musical based on the life of the maverick theatre director Joan Littlewood. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed by Erica Whyman, Miss Littlewood premièred at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in June 2018. See my News page for more updates. The script is published by Concord Theatricals, and the cast recording available on iTunes and on Spotify.
In September 2022, my first novel, 'I Am Not Raymond Wallace', will be published by Inkandescent. Spanning forty years, starting in Manhattan in 1963 and culminating in Paris in 2003, it is a novel about queer history and families, loss and redemption.
I am currently developing two new musicals: the first is based on Choderlos de Laclos's novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses; the second is inspired by Samuel Steward's memoir Dear Sammy, about his correspondence with Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
I am the Voice Team Leader for the Royal Academy of Music's teaching diploma, as well as a repertoire coach for their Musical Theatre Department, and I run a private teaching practice from my home in South East London.
Thank you for visiting.
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