Chris is a Sheffield-born playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker. She has been a resident artist for Sheffield Theatres, the Oxford Playhouse and the National Theatre Studio, and a member of the Orange Tree Theatre’s Writers’ Collective.
Past work includes A Declaration from the People (National Theatre), What We Wished For, A Dream, The Sheffield Mysteries (Sheffield Theatres), Larksong (New Vic Theatre), Cards on the Table (Royal Exchange, Manchester), ODD (Royal & Derngate: concert performance), Sleight & Hand (Summerhall/BBC Arts), TONY! The Blair Musical (York Theatre Royal/Tour), Poking the Bear (Theatre503), The Bureau of Lost Things (Theatre503/Rose Bruford) and Wolf (National Theatre Studio: reading). She specializes in musicals, large-scale community work and political theatre that isn’t rubbish.
Chris has won the National Young Playwrights’ Festival, a Brit Writers’ Award, the Perfect Pitch Award, two Spotlight Emerging Artists’ Awards and a Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award. She also teaches playwriting for the National Theatre, and is a visiting practitioner at the University of York.