The Good Listener

The Good Listener is a drama created by Fin Kennedy following the lives of GCHQ operatives. This season’s episodes were written by 3 different writers; Fin Kennedy, Hassan Abdulrazzak and Anders Lustgarten with each passing the story baton onto the next. 

This season’s plot explores the very real threat of a cyber attack in the UK disrupting the whole country’s infrastructure. I play Katie, an investigative journalist in episode 2 and then Chinese Teacher Fay Yu in episode 3. I felt very star struck playing opposite Owen Teale and teaching him Mandarin!

Episode 2 – ‘Private Lives’ – BBC iPlayer Link

Episode 3 – ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes’ – BBC iPlayer Link



Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (Link)

This play by Anders Lustgarten takes Elizabeth I’s spymaster Francis Walsingham as its subject and explores how he was the original creator of government surveillance. Directed by Justin Audibert (The Jew of Malta, RSC 2015 & Flare Path No.1 tour) we workshopped the play at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre, culminating in a rehearsed reading. I played Elizabeth I and also Frances, Walsingham’s daughter and wife of Sir Philip Sidney.