• The Sundarban devastated by Hurricane Aila. Photo: Katie Musgrave
  • Roger Fenton's haunting photographs of the Crimean War.
  • Glorious Bangladesh at sunset. Photo: Katie Musgrave
  • Inspiring the landscape of new play Crushed Shells and Mud.

I’m writing a big play about going back to Bangladesh. It’s called MAD BEES RIOT IN THE LIGHT, and recently, supported by the British Council, the Arts Council, and the Royal Society of Literature, I went to Bangladesh to develop it with director Rosamunde Hutt and a cast of Bangla and British actors.


I’m under commission to Tara Arts to write a play about the atrocities committed by British Indigo Planters in Bengal in the 1850s… The play, INDIGO GIANT, had a week’s R&D at the National Theatre Studio at the end of last year.

I’m working on a film adaptation of my play CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD, with producers Sarah Olley and Simon Lenegan.

I’m under option to Lime Pictures for two TV drama ideas.

I’m working with award-winning BBC Radio Drama Producer Emma Harding on new ideas for Radio drama.

I’m working on a translation of the hugely successful Spanish play Se de un lugar by playwright Iván Morales.

And quite a few other things…

When I get round to it, I’m hoping to realise a long-standing ambition to write a play about the ‘world’s first war photographer’ Roger Fenton.