Plays


My play Phyllis: I'm Still Burning was streamed as one of Jermyn Street Theatre's 15 Heroines plays , in November 2020 with Cat Robey directing and Nathalie Armin starring. My radio play Love is not new in this country was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. It is based on a true story about a troupe of Afghan actors who put on a production of Love's Labour's Lost in Kabul in 2005, and it is about defying tyranny and coming together to stand up for art and joy. It is adapted from a book, A Night in the Emperor's Garden by Qais Akbar Omar and Stephen Landrigan, and was directed by Jeremy Mortimer. Listen to it here....

The Only Jew in England, commissioned for East 15 Drama School, premiered at Queens Theatre Hornchurch in 2017, directed by Matthew Lloyd. It is about a rabbi who came to London in 1533 (when there were officially no Jews in England) to help Henry VIII with his divorce from Katherine of Aragon. I wrote about it for the Jewish Chronicle and was interviewed about it for Jewish Renaissance.

How to Date a Feminist premiered at the Arcola Theatre in 2016, directed by Matthew Lloyd, designed by Carla Goodman and starring Tom Berish and Sarah Daykin. It is published by Nick Hern Books and you can buy the play text here. Reviews & much more here.


Cling to me Like Ivy was produced at the Birmingham Rep and on tour, directed by Sarah Esdaile. It is available from Nick Hern Books and as an e-book from Amazon. The Guardian called it "that genuinely­ rare beast, a popular comedy with heart, brains and the stomach to make some difficult choices". The Birmingham Post called it "a brisk drama (or brisket drama?), which is a blend of Arnold Wesker and Hollyoaks". 

My other plays include Operation Magic Carpet (Polka Theatre), a children's play about growing up Iraqi-Jewish, and dreaming of magic carpets.

Also for children, I wrote Space Unlimited (Polka Theatre and on tour).

The Thousand and Second Night was a LAMDA Long Project premiere about the life and work of Joseph Roth.

Patching Havoc premiered at Theatre 503, and was about a relationship scuppered by a fiancé announcing that he may be the messiah.

Use Me as Your Cardigan, produced at Jackson's Lane, was a black comedy about postnatal depression.

Feel the Plastic, produced at the Camden People's Theatre, was about a man who disappears on his girlfriend...and returns, unexpectedly, when he pulls her flatmate, to find her pregnant.

Martin's Wedding was a rom com for three actors and a puppet, produced at BAC with Blind Summit.

My short plays include This Time I Win (Agent 160), A Sudden Visitation of Calamity (Menagerie), Startle Response (Young Vic workshop), and for The MiniaturistsCat in a Sieve (Southwark Playhouse), Scattering (Arcola), Unfinished (Liverpool Everyman) and Postfeminism (Arcola). An evening of my short plays was produced by Urgent Theatre at Theatre 503 under the title Starlore for Beginners and other plays.

My radio play Sugar and Snow, about Kurdish freedom fighters, was produced on BBC Radio 4 and at the Hampstead Theatre.

Tom Berish & Sarah Daykin. How to Date a Feminist.


Adam Youssefbeygi, Jason Eddy, Hemi Yeroham & Sarah Agha. Operation Magic Carpet

Helen Griffin. This Time I Win
Lucy Conway & Tim Pritchett. Starlore & other plays
Gethin Anthony & Emily Holt. Cling To Me Like Ivy
Imogen Butler-Cole & Richard Armitage. Use Me As Your Cardigan

Martin's Wedding
Sydney Smith & Caroline Rippon. A Sudden Visitation of Calamity
Oliver Rix & Kemi-Bo Millar. The Thousand and Second Night


Here is an interview I did for 17% about women in theatre.
Here is a film the Donmar Warehouse made about me and other playwrights being inspired by Robert Holman. And here is Lee Anderson writing about the same.
And here is an interview I did about Jewish theatre in Britain.