I began my working life as an actress, in the UK and in Australia – where, notably, I co-starred with a kangaroo in an episode of the TV series Skippy and with Australian legend Chips Rafferty in Delta. I’ve been a scriptwriter, playscout and lyricist. I co-founded The Children’s Musical Theatre of London, producing devised musicals with primary school-aged children. Now, as well as writing books I teach and lecture in theatre, Covid permitting, and I organise theatre tours in London for overseas visitors.
I’m the mother of two and grandmother of one and I live in north London. My pastimes when not writing are fossicking on the Thames foreshore for ancient artefacts, investigating family history, dancing, rag rugging and crocheting. My rag rugs can be viewed here.
Patsy Trench, London 2023