Elizabeth is a professional actress and director. Her first performance was at the age of three and she has worked in the theatre for many years, performing everything from Shakespeare to pantomime, turning to directing some years ago.
Having taught drama for some 15 years at Bedales School in Hampshire, Elizabeth still runs the theatre company that she founded in 2001, ‘The Misrule Theatre Company’. In addition to writing all the original material for Misrule she has also been writing novels for both children and adults for the last 20 years.
The books for adults are essentially women’s fiction, perfect for reading on a beach, populated with charismatic men and the women they attract in the worlds in which she knows – professional theatre, the City of London and country living. Highly visual while just sexy and dramatic enough, they have been described as “50 shades lighter”! Elizabeth’s theatre training has been absolutely invaluable in creating very real characters. Her novel ‘Natural Allies’ is currently being adapted into a TV mini series.
Her children’s book, ‘The Jade King and the Animals of Destiny’ is a retelling of the myth of the formation of the Chinese Zodiac. Adapted for theatre and performed by her company, it won the acclaim of the BBC Big Arts Week. It was chosen as the only piece of drama out of 1,400 entries to be filmed for their combined arts programme for schools. The company have performed it all over Britain and have also taken it to the USA.
Elzabeth is currently working on a series of books for older children called ‘The Barbary Trilogy’, the first one, ‘The Hollow Crown’, to appear on this website soon.
Married to Michael, who works in the City, she has four children, two sons and two daughters, with 7 grandchildren between them. She and Michael live in London and Hampshire.