My theatre work has been staged in Aberdeen's His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree and at the National Festival of Youth Theatre.
Across 2018 and 2019 I have been developing a new piece of theatre, 'The Shelter', with support from the National Theatre of Scotland and in collaboration with visual artist Kate Steenhauer and musician-composer Ross Whyte. The latest performance took place in March 2019 as part of NTS’s Just Start Here festival at The Anatomy Rooms in Aberdeen. This follows an initial collaboration as part of the National Theatre of Scotland's 'One Day to Play' project at The Lemon Tree in October 2017 which you can read more about on my blog, and further development in early 2018 with support from Aberdeen Performing Arts. View the preview below and find out more about the project here.
I was the Script Editor for the 2017 Aberdeen Student Show, Sister Echt, which raised over £92,000 for 34 local charities across it's week-long run at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen in April 2017.
In 2015, Aberdeen Performing Arts commissioned me to work with their intermediate Youth Theatre group to develop and write a play based on their experiences alongside theatre maker Clara Bloomfield. The play, I'm Falling Off the Earth (Will You Catch Me?), was performed at The Lemon Tree in June 2015, and at the National Festival of Youth Theatre the following month.
At the beginning of 2015, I was commissioned to write and direct a play for the global research initiative, IMMPACT. The play, A Mother's Journey, was performed at the 2015 May Festival to a sold audience which included guest visitors from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Find out more about this project here.
In April 2015, I took part in the Northeast's first Scrapyard event at The Lemon Tree. Find out more about Scrapyard here.
I was Script Editor for the 2014 Aberdeen Student Show, Wullie Wonkie and the Fine Piece Factory. The musical was performed across one week in His Majesty's Theatre, raising a record-breaking £80,000 for the Aberdeen Students' Charities Campaign.
In 2014, I was selected to take part in APA Playwrights' Workshop Programme led by professional playwrights including Lesley Hart, David Greig and Zinnie Harris.
Watch excerpts of my previous work below:
Script-in-hand performance of 'The Beginning of the End', performed in The Lemon Tree, April 2015
Script-in-hand excerpt from 'The Next Time You See Me', performed in The Lemon Tree, January 2015