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Mary’s Hand – ‘Monopera’ for female singer and three musicians based on the life of Mary Tudor, first English Queen to rule in her own right. Composer Martin Bussey, Mezzo Clare McCaldin for McCaldin Arts.

The Ubiquitous Woman – music theatre in development with New Notes and Noises, and composer Martin Ward about the entanglement of digital tech in our relationships.  Inspired by Marcel Aymé’s short story ‘Les Sabines’ and ‘The Dating Apocalypse’ (Vanity Fair).

Di (left) and Clare (right) in rehearsal


Odyssey – a contemporary revisiting of Homer from the female perspective for 7 female performers commissioned by Birmingham University.

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Written Portraits – Diep-Haven Festival.

Di creates portraits in poetry from the stories people have to tell. Engaging with a small group in open conversation, she writes a poem for each person inspired by their story and gives it back to them. Here the written portraits are inspired by the staff of Glyndebourne.

http://www.glyndebourne.com/education/take-part/lifelong-learning/diep-haven/


Miss Havisham’s Expectations with Linda Marlowe – Trafalgar Studios (One Spirit Productions.) Previously Edinburgh Festival (Seabright Prods)

Services No Longer Required – for BBC Philharmonic, composer Richard Taylor. Site specific Imperial War Museum North, live broadcast Radio Manchester, part of BBC’s WW1 commemorations. Parts 1 &2:


Songs from the Bridgewater Canal for BBC Philharmonic, Lowry Theatre, composer Fraser Trainer.


Salford Tales for BBC Philharmonic, Bridgewater Hall and MediaCity UK, with Matthew Barley, broadcast Radio 3 & Radio Manchester.


Who Killed Ramona Rhapsody? – a Musical Murder Mystery. Commissioned by BBC Philharmonic – Schools tour, adapted for BBC Radio 3, subsequently translated into Dutch and German.


OMG! Ovid Unplugged – all girl music theatre for Youth Music Theatre UK, composer William Morris, Square Chapel Theatre Halifax.


Liz and Di – directed by Anna Birch, Cochrane Theatre and short film produced by Fragments & Monuments in association with The London School of Fashion.


Inferno – commissioned by Birmingham University.


Elizabeth the Virgin Queen for City of London Festival – performed by Di with the Choir of the Chapels Royal


This Is Hell – Get Me Outta Here! – musical adaptation of Dante’s ‘Inferno’, New Music Festival at The Rosemary Branch Islington, MD James Young.


Not The Canterbury Tales – produced by Hot Tin Roof Drama Project at The Rosemary Branch


Snow Queen @Virtual World – produced by Hot Tin Roof Drama Project at Union Chapel Islington


Japanese Ghost Stories – City Of London Festival (co deviser)