List of plays

TV

2001 - 2002. EMMERDALE.  11 episodes.  Producer: Steve Frost. YTV.

1999 CHILDREN’S WARD, Episode 8.  Producer: Diane Whitley.  Granada TV.

RADIO

2000    THE GROWING SUMMER.  Commissioned by Melanie Harris.

Dramatisation of children’s novel by Noel Streatfeild.  Broadcast on Radio 4, 9th August, 2000.

1999 THE END OF THE WORLD IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.  45 minute

radio play.  Produced by Bite Back Radio.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 23rd March 1999.
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, MINE’S A JAM BUTTY.  Radio 4;  credit for

rewrite.

1998 COAL a five part radio series, broadcast on Radio 4, 12th Feb. -12th March.  Produced by Bite

Back Radio. Set during the Miner’s strike, in Nottinghamshire.

STAGE

2007 MIRKA’S STORY.  A migrant worker gets the sack.  Toured in schools by New Perspectives

Theatre Company.

2005 - 7 ON SATURDAYS THIS BED IS POLAND.  Original full length adult play.   Three migrant workers

share one bed.

Commissioned by New Perspectives Theatre Company.  Toured Spring 2007.

2004 SCORCHER.  Original play for audiences 14+.  Commissioned by Action Transport Theatre,

Director Joe Sumsion.  Touring 22nd September – 13th November.

2002 ABOMINATION.  Adaptation of the novel by Robert Swindells.  Director: Daniel Buckroyd.  Year-

long tour with Nuffield Theatre, Southampton;  presented at Edinburgh Festival, Summer 2003.

1998 TODD’S CLIMB.   Director:  Daniel Buckroyd.

Toured by Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in schools February/ March.  Kayleigh wants to get into her brother’s gang, but she can’t climb the tree the lads use as an HQ.  Then a group of Eco-protestors turn up and take over the tree that kids use as their gang headquarters.  Audiences 9+

1992 THE INCREDIBLE EXPANDING BABY.  Director: Rachel Feldberg.  Red Ladder Theatre Co.

Toured in youth clubs.

1991 DON’T CALL ME BRAVE.  A monologue of marriage and survival.  Director:  Gail McIntyre.

Yorkshire Women Theatre

MRS. BEETON’S HISTORY OF THE WORLD  Director:  Helen White.  Perspectives Theatre Co.  The Victorian expert in Housewifery brought back to life by popular demand.

Also toured by Oxfordshire Touring Theatre, 1996.  Published by Contemporary Theatre Review, 1998.

1990 THICKER THAN WATER  Humberside T.I.E.   Subsequently toured by Northampton T.I.E. and

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.  A boy who ‘disappeared’ in Argentina is found by his grandmother.  Audience 10+

1989 SUITS   Director:  Martin Jameson.  Half Moon Young People’s Theatre.  A kid going to school by

tube gets off at mysterious station, in a dystopian future.

1988 SACK OF LIES   Director:  Gwenda Hughes.  Theatre Centre – Audience 5+

PINCHDICE AND CO.  Director:  Claire Grove.

Rewritten and extended for Women’s Theatre

Group.  Published by Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.

THE COMPLETE SERVANT.  A musical.  Director:  Martin Jameson.

Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout Co.

1987 PINCHDICE AND CO.   Theatre Centre.  Director:  Maggie Ford.  For 15-18 year olds.  A lot of

scabby women follow a crusade.

HOW JANE SPENDALL BECAME A CO-OPERATOR.  Director:  Claire Grove. Derby Playhouse

1986 THE WRITING ON THE WALL   Avon Touring.  Director:  Libby Mason.

Toured in youth clubs.

ON THE PLASTIC.  A farce about debt.  Director:  Gwenda Hughes.  Perspectives Theatre Company.  Subsequently toured by Avon Touring, Birmingham Rep., and West 28th Street.

1985 TROUBLE AND STRIFE  Cabaret, jointly devised with Perspectives

1984 MOLE CATCHER BODY SNATCHER; professional midwives versus traditional  ‘handywomen’.

Perspectives Theatre Company

1983 PIECE AT ANY PRICE.  Outwork in the hosiery trade.  Perspectives Theatre Company

NEVER ON OUR KNEES.  Unemployed Workers Movement, 1930s.  Perspectives Theatre Company