17th November 2023
That’s a funny one – I started off as the first ever drama grad (it was a new position) and it was only meant to be a year as I graduated in peak pandemic 2020 into a theatre industry that didn’t exist anymore. Then I stayed another year. Then, I left but decided to stay a term to direct the school play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sort Of)’. I went travelling and did some freelance directing and then the opportunity came up to do a year’s maternity cover as a drama teacher so I’m back again!
I grew up by the beach in Worthing. I’ve done a lot of backpacking (never glamorously) and I do a lot of theatre. I started a few theatre companies, I direct, and am currently collaborating on a lot of immersive and interactive work. Because of the nature of work, I live between Witley and London – wherever the work takes me!
Working with Mrs Cleaves, and working with the pupils who follow their interest in drama – whether it’s writing their own play, directing a pupil-led production or taking the lead in tech. And an honourable mention goes to my favourite running routes (the classic 5k and Hascombe Hill in particular).
Hard to choose – playing improvisation games usually provides a good chuckle.
My friend Evie – she lives in New Zealand and whatever life throws at her she gets through it. She has also just had a baby! (Shout out to Emma Ryman too!)