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I'm a Derby-based playwright. My plays often feature robots.

My plays are character-driven and usually centre the stories of women and girls. I'm interested in how technology affects human relationships, and I always write with actors in mind.

In 2019, my short play PULL won an international playwriting competition, after previously being shortlisted for In Good Company’s 2018 Take Off scheme. PULL will be staged in Nottingham in 2020, and focuses on teenage friendship, cycles of recovery, and trichotillomania.

In late 2016, I worked with Poetical Machines to write ADA, a full length play exploring the life and legacy of Ada Lovelace. The project was in research and development throughout 2017 (funded by Arts Council England and supported by
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