Plays

  • Isabella, Mother of Spain

    "He looks at me sometimes as if I were not born of parents but of planets" A history play in blank verse "Isabella" chronicles the life and times of the first Queen of Spain: Part I Courtship & Succession; Part II Reformation & Inquisition; Part III Columbus & The New World.
  • Miranda, Queen of Naples and of Milan

    "The wild notes of birds are sweeter than art can teach." A five-act tragedy in blank verse, "Miranda" explores the events immediately following The Tempest. When Shakespeare's characters leave the island and sail back into the port of Naples how will a pair of teenagers bear the weight of governance and politically unite Naples with Milan?
  • Property of London

    "London used to win people with charm; now it controls them with fear." - Rafael Behr, The Guardian. A safe haven for Jewish refugees established after the war, The Whitechapel Estate has flourished into a thriving artist's commune. But in 2015 it's Location Location Location as developers have their hawk eyes on the site and can't wait to 'regenerate' it into The Piazza!
  • Wuthering Heights

    A stage adaptation, by Ursula Hughes, from Emily Bronte's epic novel. Workers in a 19th Century textile mill weave the tortuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff on the wild moors of West Yorkshire - a concept borrowed by Aquila Theatre and applied to their own production touring the USA in 2014
  • Lipstick on Your Cholera

    - in development. A one-act storytelling of adultery and its insidious repercussions: Join pretty Kitty Fane of South Kensington as she follows her new husband to Hong Kong where he has taken the post of Government Bacteriologist. Adapted by Ursula Hughes from The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Pacific Solution

    Ten minute short set on the fictitious Pacific island of Manarus where a riot has broken out at a mandatory detention centre for refugees seeking asylum in Australia