Who What Why?
I am an improviser.
I am interested in people.
I like to use jokes to find connection.
I like to teach improvisation as a life skill, because it helps everything.
I write songs. Probably a dozen a year, minimum.
I love musical theatre and dream of playing Fagin or Rose or Mrs Lovett or any old crank in a Sondheim.
You might have heard me on Radio 4, if you listen to it.
If you have never heard of me, here are some telly things with me in:
Tonight At The Palladium (ITV)
Fast and Loose (BBC 2)
Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz (BBC2)
Live at the Electric- BBC 3
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Dave
Drunk History -Comedy Central.
And some Radio 4 things:
The Now Show
Fifteen Minute Musical
Pick of the Week
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
Josh Howie's Losing It
I wrote a book called Improv Your Life: An Improviser's Guide To Working With Whatever Life Throws At You.
You can read an article about it here.
I am a core member of the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, for whom I also served as Assistant Artistic Director 2018-2019. I worked as the Dramaturg on 9 to 5: The Musical and wrote a mini-musical for Jack Whitehall's Christmas Special with Duncan Walsh Atkins, who often pops up in my work (because he's so bloomin' talented).
I am the ultimate modern hyphen job human, meaning I also work on non-performance projects like Perspectiva - a space for us to think about how we think about the world.
I am also the co-founder of Sunday Assembly - a network of secular Congregations around the world. You can read more about that here.
I am no longer directly involved with Sunday Assembly, but the project carries on and I watch its continuing journey with pride.
IS THERE ANYTHING SHE DOESN'T DO?
Yes. Extreme Sports, HGV driving, fishing, hunting for her dinner, tequilla slammers (not anymore, anyway) and housework.