I feel so fortunate to have grown up in Bath. I have escaped the city many times and always returned by my own consent.
As a child I was enamoured by local music projects. When I struggled with confidence as a teenager, an incredible theatre community helped me find a voice. Weekends were spent walking the local countryside. In a city of such resource no child should have to struggle, and yet many do.
For the majority of my career I produced and delivered theatre projects which give isolated young people a voice through play. I cherish my times at the National Theatre, the egg (Bath), Theatre Bristol and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Four years ago I took over as Director of an organisation whose sole focus was supporting marginalised children and young people. As a charity our greatest resource in enabling children to thrive is our community. Through Bath Bridge I’m intrigued to see how the beautiful inventiveness of our city can better support our young and most vulnerable.