Melanie is a theatre director and writer (biography). As a writer-director, she often works in close collaboration with expert advisors and individuals from outside the arts to develop unique theatre projects. Some of her current ventures are as follows:
MARY SHELLEY'S 'FRANKENSTEIN'
A sparse, contemporary reimagining of literature's definitive horror novel - starring Mary Shelley. In development with Headlong .
A play about a Scottish ex con, who teaches a Polish girl to speak English - despite the fact that he himself is illiterate. Initial commission from Royal & Derngate and HighTide. For co-production with Royal & Derngate in 2021.
A play about elite swimmers in the run up to the Olympic games. Expert advisors include Olympian and Commonwealth gold medallist Caitlin McClatchey, elite coach Milton Nelms and pre-eminent sports scientist Professor Greg Whyte. In development with support from Royal Court, Wellcome Trust, Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Made By Brick. In development and for co-production with ETT (English Touring Theatre).