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.
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
Most excitingly, I was the voice of a crab on a Zoopla advert.
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.