With over 10 years running a producing theatre company with extensive experience in festivals, touring and creative events I  have amassed a wealth of experience working in the UK arts industry.  I am particularly good at the weird and wonderful so in addition to working with other theatre makers and artists I am also well equipped to bring creative assistance to performers, event companies, PR agencies, retailers and commercial brands.


As one of the creators of The Glasgow Cabaret Festival, General Manager at Kelburn Garden Party, and  creator of the Cabaret Tent at T in the Park, I am experienced in making the most of an event through my other company, Jaggy Events LLP.

I know that a good Event Manager is able to oversee all aspects of a project whilst being able to delegate tasks appropriately. That's why from initial planning to post-event review, I can bring together a team that can make virtually anything happen on budget and in time.


I specialise in producing for artists working in theatre, circus, cabaret, & comedy.


Engagement is on a freelance basis, each contract is unique and negotiable. I'm keen to work with exciting, ambitious and innovative artists. 

Whether it’s a tour or a Fringe run, I can take full responsibility for the overview and coordination of your project from its initial concept to management when the event is live and the supervision and reporting of the event after it ends.


Directing is my passion and I have been privileged to direct shows all over the world across a variety of genres from comedy to tragedy, drama to musical theatre, circus shows, cabaret and revues. 


As a director, I can create a full artistic vision for your project or work to your concepts and designs. 

I believe that a good director should understand all aspects of theatre and I have an extensive background in performing, writing, producing, stage management and marketing so can fully immerse myself in the project and see it realised onstage.



Although I often work with very talented Graphic designers, I often design posters and flyers for my own shows and have more recently made this available as a service.

From the initial photography or artwork, I can develop a design that can carry across all of your print and online media incorporating posters, flyers, banners, icons and merchandise.


At Rhymes with Purple Photography, I provide a headshot and portfolio service for actors, models and performers at extremely reasonable prices.


All images are digital high-resolution and cropped to 10x8. Full copyright is released  for all packages. This means that you may reprint the photos as often as needed and use them for any purpose you require.​


Over the past 10 years, I have written and co-written several hit plays and worked as a script doctor for many companies.  

I can produce well-written copy and press releases for any type of event and, for the last few years, I have held the position of Cabaret, Circus and Dance Editor for Fringe review publication Broadway Baby.

I am happy to edit, proof, or even ghost-write your ideas.  Get in touch to discuss.

Interested in hiring me for one of your events? Lets Talk.​

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