I am currently Story Consultant on the children’s animation series in development, Jack Haddock.

I wrote and directed the promenade theatre piece, Each Day I Live for  Dark Horse Theatre.

I wrote and produced #ChipShoptheMusical – a grime-meets-brass Yorkshire musical that tours to fish & chip restaurants.

I was the BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow in Digital Storytelling at Z-arts in Manchester throughout 2015.

I also work regularly as a facilitator for writing and theatre sessions at organisations including the Royal Exchange in Manchester and the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.

I wrote, directed and led the ‘#Selfies‘ project for the young people of the Regent Theatre Academy, Stoke-on-Trent.

In 2013, I was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize at the Royal Exchange Theatre for my play, Mortals.

In the same year, I was also selected to take part in the acclaimed children’s theatre writing scheme, First Words – run by Tutti Frutti Productions in association with Freedom Studios, the Royal Exchange, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and The Dukes, Lancaster.

I was also one of the Street Voices 4 finalists with Freedom Studios and had my short play, Tiger, staged by the company on a micro-tour of Yorkshire venues.

In addition, I have extensive experience as a writer and editor of content for digital platforms.

In 2013, I completed a long-running content creation project for the JISC Content online portal for Mickey & Mallory Ltd, on behalf of JISC Collections. I researched, wrote and edited content that describes and promotes the UK’s vast collection of digital research and study archives. I worked on content across all academic content areas and also created general promotional content, such as timelines and ‘On This Day’ content highlights.

In 2013, I also worked on a project to create and manage all static and video content for the prime-time Channel 4 series, Bedtime Live. I wrote content for the show’s website, social media and also scripted and produced all digital video content. The show’s digital content won an IVCA Gold Clarion Award.

More writing experience:

2012
Completed the Street Voices 4 scheme with Freedom Studios
Finalist on Emmerdale Original Voices scheme
Completed Hollyoaks Script Shadow placement

2011
Completed the award-winning Writers’ Lab scriptwriting scheme, run by University of Bolton in association with BBC writersroom, AbbottVision, Arvon Foundation, Red Productions,
LA Productions, Lime Pictures & ITV Drama
Advised on existing content, researched and wrote new content and advised on proposed user journeys for the Healthy Stockport website

2010
Edited, produced & directed The (30 Minute) Merchant of Venice, Wilderness of Monkeys Productions
Wrote and edited content for the Houldsworth Village urban development site, which was shortlisted for a Big Chip Award

2009
Awarded a writer’s development grant by the West Yorkshire Playhouse
Highly commended in Grand Words Playwriting competition
Completed So You Want to be a Writer course & showcase at West Yorkshire Playhouse

2007
TAPS (Television Arts Performance Showcase)
Wrote and edited content for the NHS Smokefree website (some content has been added subsequent to my involvement with the project)
Wrote and edited copy for The Telegraph Media Group’s Advertising site
Wrote and edited copy for Disney Channel’s global interactive portal, Star Factory
Wrote and edited copy for the Nestlé Munch Bunch website

2003-2006
Wrote and edited copy for the Discovery Communications Group, including copy for the Animal Planet Channel, Discovery Channel and Discovery Kids sites and interactive TV platforms. I wrote everything from short programme descriptions to large web-based factual guides to Sharks, Ships and Construction

2002
I wrote and edited interactive and website copy for two BBC1 series, Fame Academy and The Murder Game
I wrote and edited interactive and web copy for the Channel 4 series, Big Brother 3

1997-2001
Awarded bursary from Yorkshire Arts for Short Film Writing at Northern Film School
Runner-up in Channel 4/HotDog film writing competition
I have also worked to write, edit and produce content for Ananova.com, Granada Media Children’s, Wcities.com and The Leeds Guide
Production assistant on ‘Dockers: Writing the Wrongs’ documentary