The strap-line: Love theatre, hate pigeon-holes
The vision: Seeing the world around me reflected on stage, in the stalls and on the screen.
The bio: During my stint in a publishing powerhouse, I was selected to participate in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Arts Journalist Bursary Scheme. A now defunct scheme, it was set up to increase the diversity of the theatre-going audience, as well as those writing about theatre. I had the privilege of being mentored by a national theatre critic for a year, exposed to all that theatre offered and all it lacked; I’d been bitten by the theatre bug and realised the value of fresh perspectives sitting alongside seasoned voices.
The words: I’m currently a reviewer for What’s on Stage and contributor to the Creative Case for Diversity website, a site dedicated to the Arts Council’s initiative to re-position diversity within the arts. I’ve also acquired bylines in the Observer, Guardian Theatre Blog, Time Out, Disability Arts Online, TheatreVoice and Eastern Eye.