What You’re Missing

A SECRET LIFE, Theatre503 / Wandsworth Arts Fringe, May 2016

Do you know what goes on in my head? Do I know what goes on in yours? Maybe it’s not what either of us expect … Follow Audrey and her granddaughter Ruby on an everyday journey through Battersea, hearing their inner thoughts via an app previously downloaded to your smartphone. A promenade play using digital media, inspired by intergenerational workshops with local people living in South London.

‘Such is Micner’s skill here, it felt like being in thrall to the wonderful raconteur in your family.’ –There Ought to be Clowns

Commissioned by Baseless Fabric Theatre.

Developed at artists’ residency at University of the Arts London, Wimbledon Space (March 2016).

Supported by a grant from the Wakeham Trust.

WINK THE OTHER EYE, Hackney Showroom, London, July 2015

For this night only: The Queen of Music Hall, Marie Lloyd, performs a series of her best-known songs together with ‘real events’ from her life. An evening that promises: songs from a long-lost London, debauched merriment, fine beers and wines. A performance also featuring: The raucous atmosphere of the music hall. Exquisite silk dresses. A glimpse behind the elusive mask of fame … Featuring Mr. Bernard ‘Ben’ Dillon, Mr. Percy Charles Courtenay, ‘The King’s Jester’ Mr. Dan Leno, and famed singer Mr. Alec Hurley, one-time husband of Marie Lloyd …

Devised at Hackney Showroom with Amanda Butterworth, Ronan Fitzgerald and James Welland.

Supported by grants from Arts Council England, Snapper Productions.

WHAT YOU’RE MISSING, *Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver, Mar. 2015 / King’s Head Theatre, London, Jan. 2014

It’s 1974 in Vancouver, and Isabel and Ed are on a blind date. They really like each other – and each other’s parents. They want to travel to Europe, but Ed’s mother refuses. And Isabel’s father won’t speak to Ed, her mother keeps lambasting Pinochet, and no one will shut up. As these two Jewish families meet, eat and overreact, will the older generation prove to be a catalyst, or a catastrophe?

‘The script’s greatest strength is its ability to appreciate families in both their eccentricities and their depth.’ –Georgia Straight

Developed through the Without Decor scheme, King’s Head Theatre (Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014).

*NOMINEE Jessie Richardson Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress 2015

*NOMINEE Jessie Richardson Awards Outstanding Costume Design 2015

Short plays and works-in-progress:

You Know That I’ll Be Back, Theatre503, London, Feb. 2015

One Two Three, Scratch That Hackney, Hackney Picturehouse, London, Oct. 2013

The Valley, Stage Write Festival, The Place, Bedford, Feb. 2013

Cabin Fever, Bush Bounce 3, Bush Theatre, London, Jan. 2013