My research focuses on contemporary British theatre, ecodramaturgy, and the relationship between text and performance. I’m currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
I completed an AHRC-funded PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2018. My project investigated the relationship between text and performance in contemporary English theatre and you can read more about it here.
I’m currently working on a new book that develops some of the ideas explored in my thesis. The book is titled Text and Performance in British Theatre: Practice, Theory, History and will be published by Routledge.
I have presented papers at the University of Reading, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Sussex, Senate House, the Sorbonne in Paris and the annual TaPRA Conference. My work has won the Giving Voice to the Nation 2013 Postgraduate Essay Competition, the TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Prize 2014, and the AHRC 10th Anniversary Essay Competition 2016.
In 2015 and 2016 I was one of the editors of Platform, the postgraduate journal based in the Drama and Theatre department of Royal Holloway, and I am currently on the Backpages editorial team at Contemporary Theatre Review.
Book chapter: ‘Prelude: The (play)text is the set’, in Michael Pinchbeck (ed.), Acts of Dramaturgy: The Shakespeare Trilogy (Bristol: Intellect, 2020), pp. 26-40.
Journal article: ‘From facts to feelings: The development of Katie Mitchell’s ecodramaturgy’, Contemporary Theatre Review, 30.2 (2020), 226-235. Available to read here.
Book: Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017). Available to buy here.
Book review: ‘Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis by Vicky Angelaki’, New Theatre Quarterly, 33.4 (2017), 404-405.
Journal article: ‘New Perspectives on Home: Simon Stephens and Authorship in British Theatre’, Contemporary Theatre Review, 26.3 (2016), 319-327. Available to read here.
Journal article: ‘By the Book: Adaptation, Work and Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz’, Contemporary Theatre Review, 26.2 (2016), 183-195. Available to read here.
Edited play edition: Punk Rock: Student Edition (London: Methuen Drama, 2016). Available to buy here.
Journal article: ‘A Culture of Development: The Royal Court and the Young Writers’ Programme’, Theatre Notebook, 69.2 (2016), 113-124.
Book chapter: ‘Vernacular Theatre and the Great Feast’, in Caridad Svich (ed.), Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance (New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2016), pp. 175-176.