Glitch: a play about the Post Office Horizon Scandal
The play concerns the most widespread miscarriage of justice in British legal history. Between 2000 and 2015, 738 postmasters were prosecuted by the Post Office for criminal offences including theft, false accounting, and fraud. The prosecutions were based on evidence drawn from Horizon, the Post Office’s flawed accounting software.
Using personal interviews, court transcripts and publicly available material, I have written a fictionalised play which charts the experience of a local postmistress caught up in this fight for justice.
The University of Reading's Law Department commissioned the piece, and is working in collaboration with RABBLE theatre company to produce a first version with student participation.
I have had poems published in a number of journals, including The Dark Horse, Under the Radar, South, Finished Creatures and elsewhere. I was a winner in the 2021 Poetry Society's summer members' competition.
Online examples of my work can be found at:
Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal
I have written a number of poetry reviews which can be found here.
I co-run a poetry open-mic in Reading. We aim to bring a diverse range of the very best guest poets from around the UK, along with an open-mic section for local poets to read their work in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
More information here.