Mandy is a writer and director and has worked in theatre for nearly thirty years.  She has been a Youth Theatre Director with Liverpool Playhouse; The Artistic Director for North West Disability Arts forum; a Disability Arts Lecturer at LIPA; Applied Theatre lecturer at Hope University and is currently Head of Participation at Collective Encounters, a Theatre For Social Change Company based in Liverpool.  Her freelance career has seen her writing for stage, radio and television, acting, directing and most recently AD consultant for The Royal Exchange, Ramps to the Moon (New Wolsey Theatre), Graeae Theatre Company, and Collective Encounters. Last year, Mandy was a finalist in Writing on the Wall’s Pulp Idol with her first chapter of ‘Half a Cold Takeaway Later!’ published in Pulp Idol First 2017. Mandy has just completed a commission with DaDaFest entitled ‘Measuring Up’, performed at Liverpool Bluecoat. Currently, she writes a regular comedy Blog for Disability Arts Online – Daphne Does Good – and has just been commissioned by Radio 4 to write an afternoon drama with producer Charlotte Riches and co-writer Sarah McDonald-hughes – broadcast date February 2019.