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