Chigger Foot Boys


World Premiere production of Chigger Foot Boys Feb. 22 to March 11 2017 at Tara ArtsEarlsfield, London. 

A new play about Jamaicans who sailed from Kingston to  fight for Britain in the Great War, World War One, and how the horrors they lived through contributed to the break up of the British Empire.  Directed by Irina Brown. 


The play is based on research conducted in the UK and in the National Library in Kingston and is based on the true stories of World War One soldiers.


 Chigger Foot Boys was developed with  a seed commission 'The Other 1914' from the OvalHouse Theatre in London.  


Pardna - Original 45' radio play about for South London women directed by Helen Perry, BBC Radio Drama, Cardiff, broadcast in September 2017.​ Starring Angela Wynter and Jo Martin.





15 part adaptation of Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize winning novel Beloved in ten parts for BBC Radio 4.  Broadcast from January 4th 2016.  


Wonderful cast including Nadine Marshall, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Pippa Bennett Warner, Adjoa Andoh, Cecelia Bennett Warner, Danny Sapani, Cecelia Noble, Sharon D. Clarke and more.  Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko. Once in a lifetime project. 

Adapted the Prix Goncourt winning novel Three Strong Women (Trois Femmes Puissantes) by French author Marie NDiaye for BBC Radio Drama. The adaptation was produced by Helen Perry and consists of two one hour episodes  broadcast in February 2015. Stellar cast includes Raki Ayola, Nikki Amuka Bird, Jude Akuwudike, Janice Acquah and many others.  Huge fun to work on and a pleasure to record!  Runner up in the BBC Radio Awards 2016 for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity. 






Directed premiere of Jab Molassie - an adaptation of Stravinsky's Soldier's  Tale -  which ran from November 6th to 14th 2014 at the Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad.  More information available at  and Jab Molassie facebook page.

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