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July 21, 2022


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Thrilled to be one of thirty artists selected for performance at the magnificent Arcola Theatre in East London at 8pm on Saturday 30 July 2022. The exciting anthology of entertainment is a MIND fundraiser focussing on women’s mental health. We are all providing one minute of performance, and my script “Lovesick” is a monologue by a woman who can not see the world from any viewpoint but her own. Tickets £10 https://www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/slaminutes-does-womens-mental-health/  


June 24, 2022


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ADELINA: The true story of Queen Victoria’s favourite superstar soprano, who ignited a sex scandal by abandoning a brutish husband for her leading man: bold theatre with opera music about a woman’s right to find her own voice and make her own story. It’s a brand new thing: a play with opera music! See the pdf one pager below for more detail. The eleven diverse students on the University of East Anglia Scriptwriting MA course will each be presenting a scene from their latest work on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at The Garage Theatre in Norwich. My scene is from Adelina, originally developed as The Risen Woman back in 2020 with Arts Council of Wales R&D funding – now getting up on its feet and looking for professional theatre makers...


May 16, 2022


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  a life and death tale of farmers, fertilisers and fairies, with a Shakespearean twist What an honour that on 29 April Sherman Theatre Cardiff staged a script-in-hand performance of my play Damselfly about water pollution and the loss of precious wildlife, through one Welsh woman’s fight to halt a polluting intensive chicken farm, with help from natural and supernatural forces. There was a heart-warming response from the audience both during the performance and at the Q+A afterwards. Huge thanks to director Bethan Morgan, and actors Ellen Jane Thomas, Tom Mumford, and Lisa Zahra, for taking the play from page to stage. Especial thanks to Branwen Davies and the Sherman Literary Department for believing in me and my work. https://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/programme/tales-tea/


March 27, 2022


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    We are not numbers by Salma Yusuf My friend Salma wrote this brilliant poem and read it at the UEA Ukraine fundraiser where my play was performed last Thursday.  


March 22, 2022


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What is the use of writing a play in response to the war? Well, it allowed me to deal with some of the overwhelming sense of grief and impotence, and it will be performed as part of a fundraiser for Ukraine at UEA where I’m currently studying. It won’t help to stop the war, but it’s the infinitesimally small positive thing I can do at the moment. I remember fondly my visit to Kyiv four years ago, and I’ve been sustained by conversations with my Russian daughter-in-law Yulia Makarova. I hope that the play honours my love for Yulia, my sorrow for the truth-starved Russian people, and my admiration for the courageous people of Ukraine. THREE MOTHERS IN MARCH 2022  a short play by Deborah Perkin  performed by Lynne Pearson...


December 6, 2020


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Wednesday 9 December on BBC4  23.00 (11pm) The Man was Flinders Petrie, an eccentric Brit who set off to measure the Egyptian pyramids, and went on to establish the theory and practice of modern archaeology. Clips available here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f13f4  Presenter Chris Naunton, Exec Producer Christina Macauley, and none of us can remember how many times this 2012 documentary has been repeated. We think it’s around 40 – well I guess the BBC schedulers must think it’s worth another airing!


November 25, 2019


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//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcypKzDtg1c Someone just sent me this link to post screening Q+A back in 2014 – I didn’t realise it was online – thanks!  


April 11, 2019


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I am currently working with my old friend and BBC mentor Angela Holdsworth, on a collection of video biographies of women lawyers. The First Hundred Years project celebrates the centenary of women entering the legal profession in 1919, following the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. It’s been a great pleasure to interview some of the most impressive women in the law today. The videos will be available on the London School of Economics Library website from March 2020. https://first100years.org.uk/


March 27, 2015


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Delighted to report that Bastards  has been selected by two Turkish women’s film festivals, the International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels, and the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival in Ankara in May. Filmmor started 12 years ago “by women and for women” with the words “women make movies”, sets out on its journey for the 13th time on the 13th of March, Friday, in Istanbul. “Women’s Cinema, Women’s Resistance, Cinema of Resistance” will be on screen in 6 cities until the 27th of April. See its website Focusing on the theme “Women’s Cinema, Women’s Resistance, Cinema of Resistance” this year, International Filmmor  Women’s Film Festival on Wheels will kick off on the 13th of March, Friday, in Istanbul. The festival will take place in Istanbul between March 13-22,...


March 2, 2015


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Bastards continues to enjoy screenings in the UK and around the world. Two screenings on International Women’s Day, and more coming up …. Sunday 8 March     Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, UK Sunday 8 March     Arab Women’s Film Festival in The Hague, Holland Thursday 12 March    Pembrokeshire Women’s Festival in Haverfordwest, UK Wednesday 25 March   Salisbury Arts Centre, in conjunction with Amensty International May date TBC     Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey If you haven’t yet seen Mark Kermode’s review on BBC Radio 5 Live, do take a look here. He says it’s “more tense, more gripping than many films in mainstream cinemas out now”. Let me know what you think, and remember that in the UK anyone can watch it anytime on iTunes or Amazon Instant. All festival selections and...