I was delighted to be part of a new writing night to celebrate International Women’s Day in March. An act of one of my play’s ‘in progress’ was thoughtfully performed to a highly engaged audience made up of impressive writers, directors, actors, producers and people interested in new work. There was a Q&A after each of the selected extracts that helped clarify what worked, and what didn’t. The value of these occasions is multiple to the writer. I was also impressed by the focus and energy of The Hidden Theatre Company producers in creating a dynamic safe space for new work. I am now working to a deadline to complete this particular script for the end of April. Thank you to Jennifer Oliver, Rachel Wheeler and, director, Amy Mauvan for bringing my piece alive.