Awards and residencies

2016/17    Recipient of a British Council Artist’s International Development Fund grant to visit NZ

2015          Selected as member of Artist Development scheme,  Collideoscope, Brighton Festival

2014 15     Writer in Residence, University of Brighton ( with Clare Best)

2014          Arts Council Research and Development grant for new play, Stanmer

2012/13    Arts Council R and D grants for I See the Horizon.. and for Newhaven 2014 WW1  project

2009-12   Heritage Lottery Fund and  Arts Council grants  to research and write The Port, the Beast and the Traveller

2008         Arts Council bursary to write Chasing the Dragon, about a woman ex-offender who becomes a stand up comic

2006         Arts Council research grant to work with Saskia Huybrechtse, Pearls before Swine Theatre, Amsterdam

2005         Writer in Residence at Chichester Festival Theatre

2000         Selected to take part in North European screenwriting development course, Moonstone, in Norway.

2000         Portuguese Arts Trust grant to research Vasco Da Gama play, The Cinnamon Veil.

1999          Finalist, Susan Smith Blackburn Award ( A Thousand Days), for women who have written works of outstanding quality  for the English-speaking theatre’