The short description of this writer is that she’s a playwright and a children’s book writer, an actress and television presenter to that. She’s written for EastEnders and storylined for Emmerdale, has been writer in residence at BBC North, Liverpool Playhouse and the Bush Theatre. Her pantomimes at Theatre Royal Stratford East were legendary. Her Cinderella was the first panto to be nominated for an Olivier Award. She also writes book for children. So Much won the Smarties Book Prize, Kurt Maschler Award and was voted one of the 100 Best Children’s Book by Time Out in 2016. She’s a fellow of The Royal Literary Fund. And those are just the highlights of her stellar career.
In this podcast, Trisha talks to hosts Pat Cumper and Pauline Walker about how words and stories have always been part of her life, writing scripts for pantomime that include a wide audience, what the Caribbean means to her and storytelling for children.
The Caribbean is my heart really. It's part of me.