During my school years, I was given the opportunity of work experience as Assistant Stage Manager and small parts at The Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield, then called Chesterfield Civic Theatre, which was a weekly repertory theatre.
Two years later, I was Head of Lower School Drama at Westfield Comprehensive School, in Sheffield. After marrying Edwin Hunt and having three children I ceased teaching in schools and went freelance — teaching Drama Workshops to both children and adults in a wide range of venues.
In 1986 calling myself “The Travelling Storyteller”, I began writing plays for children acting all the characters myself in costume.
Some years later the work had developed to include workshops and courses for adults and students, and so in 2003 I founded Action Arts, a drama based arts organisation.