Writing

Just a few of the writing projects I’ve been involved with recently.

The 60s in Sixty Minutes

In January 2024, thanks to a National Lottery Projects Grant from Arts Council England, I put together a touring ‘music and memories’ show specifically designed for people living with dementia. The hour-long show featured four professional performers and centred on songs from each year of the decade, alongside reminders of key events such as England winning the World Cup and the Moon landings. We visited more than a dozen specialist homes and community support groups throughout Norfolk, many of which rarely get entertainment due to their remote locations. 

Seagull Theatre Schools Project

I wrote four original 30-minute plays for KS1 Primary School children to perform at The Seagull as their first ever foray into the world of theatrical performance.  These included two new versions of classic stories – Little Red Riding Hood and The Owl and The Pussycat – and two original scripts, Africa: A Parade of Nations and The Race to Save the Harvest.

The Brothers Kemp

Short film script, filmed and produced in Spring 2021.

Interactive Storytelling at Holkham Hall

I wrote and delivered a 20-minute interactive, educational story that taught children about the herd of fallow deer resident at Holkham Hall.  I performed this piece five times a day throughout half-term in February 2020, to groups ranging from 5 to 30 children, aged from 2 to 14 years.

Margery's Quest

As part of a large event called Flintspiration, this was a promenade-style, light-hearted interactive tour teaching people about the medieval churches in Norwich.  On a guided 45-minute tour, participants got to meet well-known local historical characters such as Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe and Richard of Caistor.

Blood on the Beach

Commissioned by Cromer Museum and the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, as part of the ‘Museums At Night’ project, this was an interactive, character-led murder mystery event in which groups were taken on a tour of Cromer, learning the town’s history and interacting with colourful characters as they attempted to solve a fictional crime.

 

Just... to say how incredibly impressed I was with Blood On The Beach. My partner and I had a fabulous time!

Laura Crossley

Project Manager, North Norfolk Stories