Solo 5

Biography

I am a writer and theatre-maker based in Nottingham, UK. My work weaves together different threads into a dynamic narrative that operates across time and space, from theatres to galleries, parked cars to park benches. I co-founded Metro-Boulot-Dodo in 1997 after studying Theatre and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2004, I began a five-year live art project – The Long and Winding Road (2004-09) – that toured to ICA (London), Ikon (Birmingham) and The Bluecoat (Liverpool). I was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse to write new plays: The White Album (2006) and The Ashes (2011).

I premiered Bolero (2014) at Nottingham Playhouse before touring to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo supported by Arts Council England and the British Council. I have made two sequels – Concerto, an immersive concert where the audience becomes the orchestra, and Solo – an interactive performance for two people at a time with Ollie Smith. My work has been selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase four times. I am Principal Lecturer and joint MA Theatre Programme Leader at the University of Lincoln. Recent publications include, Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration and The Trilogy: Acts of Dramaturgy – based on my PhD from Loughborough University.