The UK theatre industry has been a major part of my life since I took the decision to leave my family home in London and study in the North of England.

I trained at Manchester Metropolitan University, Recreational Arts in the Community course, followed by studying for a BA Degree in Communications and Cultural Studies at The University of Leeds. I’m committed to my life long learning and continue to strengthen my practice by studying for an Open Degree which includes the Social Sciences, The Arts Past and Present and Modern European History 1500 – 1780 at the Open University.

I enjoy being part of a writer and director team with Marcia Layne and together we run Hidden Gems Productions a theatre company committed to telling rarely told Black British Stories, Black British and Bold.

I’m currently the Artistic Associate at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the Change Makers programme of work until December 2018. I will be Directing a Production for their main house in Autumn 2018.

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