What’s your story?
Writer Margaret Atwood said, “We all become stories one day.” I love that – we all have unique stories, and form part of hundreds of bigger stories too. My story involves an English/Drama degree, training at CSSD, working for Soho Theatre, Besht Tellers (a Jewish storytelling company); Black Theatre Co-operative, and as Artistic Director of Camden People’s Theatre. It also involves founding Tall Stories with my friend Toby; a fella called Jon; two children and a puppy.
What do you do at Tall Stories?
With my Co-Directors, I’m responsible for strategy and development, steering the artistic policy of the company, choosing which new shows we create and which shows we bring back each year. It’s also my job to work with our team of designers and performers to develop and rehearse our shows. Scarily, I also try to have an overview of finance. Sometimes people call me ‘boss lady’, which still makes me giggle.
What are your favourite stories?
This is changeable. Originally it was the ‘Mr Men’ Series (in particular ‘Mr Tickle’), which my folks used to read to me at bedtime. After that pretty much anything by Roald Dahl, then ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and after that ‘Catch 22’. And I’ve always remained fond of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ – wise old bear.