Over the course of my career, I have worked in radio, television, opera and theatre, but my specialist area is Audio.
I lecture and direct Audio, Shakespeare and Classical Text at leading UK drama schools, currently including RADA, LAMDA and LIPA. I have also taught at the London College of Music.
I have directed over 400 audiobooks, from Quidditch Through the Ages to Beowulf, with artists ranging from David Tennant to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. During the summer lockdown of 2020 I remote-recorded a full-cast production of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park for Audible, narrated by Billie Piper, and in August I will be directing a recording of All The Sonnets of Shakespeare with RADA alumni Sir Kenneth Brannagh and Lolita Chakrabarti.
I am also a lyricist/librettist, commissioned by English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Tête à Tête Opera, Highbury Opera Theatre and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. My most recent piece was Last Man Standing, written with composer Cheryl Frances Hoad for the BBC’s Armistice Centenary concert season, and I have just completed an opera based on Michael Palin’s play The Weekend with jazz composer Scott Stroman, which will debut at the Bloomsbury Theatre in September 2021 (Covid permitting!)
I am an associate of the Book, Music & Lyrics music theatre writers’ network. I hold a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Manchester University, and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.