“Vital, raucous, angry, dreamy, filthy, funny… Joyous, loud & proud, complex & soulful… It’s a cracker” – David Eldridge
“Such beautiful writing and gorgeous depictions of women” – Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
“Incredible…made me cheer, roar & weep” – Deborah Frances-White, Guilty Feminist
“Incredibly moving” – Alun Armstrong
“Excellent… Hilarious & poignant” – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
“Full of humour and imaginative wordplay… Garish & glorious, intriguing & in-your-face” – The Stage
“Bold, brave, fearless & funny… Stiletto Beach is a powerful polemic against stereotypical portrayals of Essex girls” – Broadway Baby
“Hilarious…remarkable…hard-hitting emotionality… It was no surprise when the cast were given a standing ovation as the curtain fell” – Romford Recorder
WHAT TWITTER HAD TO SAY…
STILETTO BEACH DIARY
Imagine the lovely little heart attack I had when I was reading my National Theatre newsletter and saw Stiletto Beach at the bottom! Madness!
Exciting day holding auditions for Stiletto Beach with director Emma Baggott. SUCH AMAZING TALENT CAME THROUGH THE DOOR; I CANNOT WAIT TO FINALISE THE CAST AND SEE THEM IN ACTION.
I may cry. I will cry.
MARCH 2019: THE REHEARSED READING
Absolutely buzzing after the Stiletto Beach reading at multiple Offie nominated Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. I am honoured to be commissioned to write the play by the wonderful Doug Rintoul & Mathew Russell, who want to champion positive notions of Essex.
The rehearsed reading had a cracking director in award-nominated Grace Duggan and a fantastic cast: Anne Odeke, David Hemsted, Rachel Keys, Saskia Marland, & Wendy Morgan.
Now back down the hole for a redraft. The play runs from 4th to 28th September.
“A BAWDY FEMINIST FIREBALL!” – QUEEN’S THEATRE