I originally trained as a lawyer and practiced as a solicitor in the City at Magic Circle and Legal 500 Firms with many years at partner level. My area of practice brought me into contact with the theatre world and led me to meet the late WGGB member Olwen Wymark, who encouraged me to become a playwright. We both served as trustees of the New Playwrights' Trust.
When the opportunity arose to leave the City, I became a full-time writer, studying for my Masters in Research in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham, being long-listed for the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition with my thesis play in 2016, then founding the Writers' and Directors' Workshop, followed by the rural theatre company, Natura Contemporary Theatre, based in North Gloucestershire. In addition to being long and shortlisted for several national competitions, I was a finalist for the Terance Rattigan Playwrights' Award.
My stage plays have been produced in many theatres, including, 'Chasing Ibsen' Jermyn Street Theatre London, 'The Manuscript' Finborough Theatre, 'The Tree Charter Tapestry' Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and 'Jane Austen & The Cheltonians' Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Churchill Theatre Bromley London.
I responded to the onset of COVID and the closure of UK Theatres in March 2020 by switching the focus of my work from the theatre to writing for radio and co-wrote 'The Gardening Times', broadcasted daily on weekdays September 2020 to July 2021 for NHS Radio Broadcaster BHBN. I am continuing to work on future radio drama projects with BHBN.
I am currently working on a trilogy of novels. My first novel 'Letters of Junius' was longlisted for the Peggy Chapman Andrews First Novel Award.
I plan to return to working in the theatre, in summer 2021, with the resumed tour of 'Jane Austen & The Cheltonians'