Melody was the first full-length stage show I made with my friend and collaborator Lucy Alan. Melody was an Unholy Mess Production.
Melody was a lyrical exploration of music and memory told around the structure of a journey home from a temporary office job. The show fused spoken word and song to explore how music attaches itself to memories, people and places. Using many different genres of music and poetry, Melody told a story of childhood, displacement, growing up, love, migration, heartbreak and joy.
Melody won the 2015 Buxton Fringe Spoken Word Award and was runner-up in the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show. Melody toured nationally in 2016 including to STANZA Poetry Festival, The Barbican Gallery, Latitude Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Aldeburgh Pumphouse Festival, The Tobacco Factory and The Bike Shed.
Praise for Melody
★★★★ “a glittering show, a gem in every sense, a shining thing” – The Stage
★★★★ “Her happy energy in the face of life’s more depressing aspects is infectious”– THE LIST
★★★★ “Charming, funny and poignant…Sure to be a popular gem of 2015’s PBH Free Fringe” – Broadway Baby
“Show-stopping a capella singing…spine-tingling” – THE SCOTSMAN