Best Comedy Show Win!

We’ve just heard that our show Three’s Company’s Adventure Department has won Best Comedy Show at the 2023 Buxton Festival Fringe!

This event was a live recording of an episode from Series 2 of the show, due to be released at Halloween this year.

You can hear all of Series 1 of Adventure Department (and the two Christmas Specials) for free from or your podcast provider.


Spooky interactive audio history fun

Myself and Alice de Cent have been commissioned by Buxton Our Street (funded by Historic England) to write a piece of interactive audio theatre about the history of Spring Gardens (the town’s main shopping street). We’re working with the incredible talents of Claywell Digital who are going to produce the piece in binaural sound, and load it all on a custom-made app. Participants will then ‘play’ the piece by interacting physically with the location and finding/triggering content by geo-location.

It’s a bit of a new idea and we’re not sure how it will work yet – but look forward to figuring it out!

The, as yet untitled show, will launch in May 2023.

Playwriting course for 11-18 y.o.

I’m delighted to announce I’m going to be teaching a class on playwriting in Buxton starting in October. This is designed specifically for secondary school and sixth form students, including those with no previous experience of writing or theatre. We’ll start from the very beginning and, over 15 sessions, learn all the basics of playwriting. The course will end with each student writing a scene to be performed by REC Theatre students.

The course is run by REC Theatre – email for more info 🙂


The Little Prince – Buxton Fringe Awards

Congratulations to the team of The Little Prince – my new stage adaptation of Saint-ExupĂ©ry’s international best-selling work. The shows run at the Buxton Fringe finished today and received a nomination for Best New Writing and Best Production at the Buxton Fringe Awards ceremony.

The incredible Ashlea Kaye also won Best Actor (Female) for her performance as The Little Prince. Huge congratulations to Ashlea for what was a really entertaining and moving performance.

We’ve had a great time at the Buxton Fringe and some wonderful audiences of adults and kids. It’s been a pleasure to bring such a beautiful work to life.

All Of The Above

My short film None Of The Above (produced by BrotherBrother and directed by Yaz Al-Shaater) continues its run of awards this week.

The work has just won Best Micro Short at the Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival. The Festival took place this July in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

**November 2021 update: the film has now won 9 awards at different festivals**

The film has now picked up the following awards and commendations (which I’ll update if it gets more):

Best Film

We’ve just heard that An Admin Worker At The End Of The World (the short film I wrote with Yaz and Haz Al-Shaater) has just won Best Film at the 2021 Buxton Festival Fringe.

The film was showing throughout this month, along with three other very-short films, including None Of The Above, which I also wrote.

Although the films have been shown at virtual film festivals during the pandemic, this was the first time most of them had been in front of a live audience and it’s great to see people were happy to turn out again to live cinema.

Podcast festivals

Adventure Department – the audio comedy series I write with Yaz Al-Shaater and Michael Grady-Hall – will be reaching a wider audience as it has won a place at a number of film festivals.

The festivals appear to be staying online-only this year but these have included a small podcast section to their programme which it’s very nice to be included in.

Three’s Company’s Adventure Department will play at

You can catch-up on Series One of the comedy series at 

We’ll be recording a second series at the end of July 🙂

Online Nonsense

I’m very excited to announce that Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company are going to be producing an online production of my play Nonsense And Sensibility. I wrote the play for the company in 2016 and it had a brief run at the Arts Theatre, London before a brief tour to Buxton and Malvern.

It’s going to be performed by La Sykes and Yaz Al-Shaater and I can’t wait to see how they transfer the Austen farce to Zoom.

It’s going to be performed live online on 25 & 26 March. You can read more and book tickets from