Announcing my next book… The Start of Something, arriving April 2024

I’m excited to reveal that my second novel is coming out in hardback, e-book and audio-book in April 2024, published by Orion. And here’s the blurb…

‘Bold, playful, generous and lush, it’s a story that feels both timeless and urgent – I loved it. Gorgeously and relentlessly queer.’ DAISY BUCHANAN

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‘Treason,’ the Musical Where the Fans Came First

The catchy, folk-tinged numbers from “Treason the Musical” have been streamed online over a million times, in 96 countries. But until this fall, there hadn’t even been a full-scale production of the show.

Review: Metamorphosis, Leicester Curve

Watching Frantic Assembly’s Metamorphosis feels like being trapped in an expressionist nightmare – which is, of course, appropriate for an adaptation of Kafka’s 1915 novella. 

When Britain was gripped by ‘fairy mania’

Imagine a fairy. Is the picture that appears a tiny, pretty, magical figure – a childish wisp with insect-like wings and a dress made of petals? If so, it’s likely you’ve been influenced by Cicely Mary Barker, the British illustrator who created the Flower Fairies.

Review: Constant Companions, Stephen Joseph Theatre

A confession: the thought of an 84-year-old writing a play about sex robots did not necessarily fill me with optimism. But in his 89th play, Alan Ayckbourn proves you don’t need to be a digital native to write about AI.

Review: Billie Eilish, Leeds festival

Eilish pulls off a rare trick: she captivatingly fills the stage, bringing megastar command of both her sound and the crowd, while somehow still looking like a goofy little misfit.