Fancy a jolly to Oxford?

I’m thrilled and terrified to be doing a scratch performance of a new project next Saturday (23rd June) at Oxford Playhouse.

Its working title is GIVE ME ONE MOMENT IN TIME and it’s a seize the moment project both in theme and approach. It’s written around the piano and I’ve written it whilst learning to play the piano. Yep. I did that. Oh and I’m performing it. Weeheee. Come on down.

Visit the website here:

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I’m thrilled to have been selected to be part of the Playmaker programme; a yearlong writers attachment programme at Oxford Playhouse for emerging playwrights. It’s led by award-winning writer and director John Retallack. I’ll be writing a new play that will be considered for production by the theatre.

For freelance work you can now book me directly using YunoJuno. This makes booking and payment convenient for both of us. If you prefer, you can also book me through the headhunter of your choice (I know them all and they all know me evil laugh). After all, I just like to give you all the ways to come and get me.

This is my current art project. It jumps off from the proposition that people who have experience trauma spend their lives trying to work out what happened, so that they can try and stop it from happening again. Both are strategies that perpetuate a pendulum swing between past and future whilst eternally evading the present. This project invites people to share moments in time that they would like to let go of, past and present, and they can do this publicly or privately. This project has a social art component and you might even see bits of it strewn around London Town (or even the world outside of the city). I am using the engagement that I get from members of the public to inspire my latest theatre project that I am writing. I am also learning the piano for this project. Website coming soon.

I’ve just spent a few weeks working with the team at Comic Relief towers helping them get ready for Sport Relief 2018 and the almighty (and terrible secretive) challenge they’re gearing up for. I also did a little work on the purpose and positioning of the charity as it looks ahead to its new chapter.

I am featured in this segment for BBC Newsnight about mental health in the gay community. I was invited to speak by my friend Matthew Todd (Author the excellent Straight Jacket) his book and this short film highlight the themes that resonate throughout my play Between The Riot And The Rainbow.