My approach to the role of dramaturg is to be someone that questions creators and tries to help weave together ideas. I don't look to make suggestions or imprint my own ideas on the piece, but help stimulate wider thinking around the ideas you are working with. 
I have worked with theatre-makers, musicians, artists, playwrights, and poets in this capacity, and also hold an MA with distinction in Dramaturgy and Writing For Performance.
This would begin with a free consultation about how we would work together.
£ 70 half day
£ 130 per day
(Travel fees if over 1hr travel)


"It was amazing collaborating with Hugh on The Guide He helped to shape and write a beautiful play that exceeded our expectations… I’ve worked with quite a few playwrights and Hugh really is such a pleasure to work with mainly because he really listens to all involved in the project and isn’t afraid of working with multiple ideas! I would love to work with him again." 
Tim Chaundy, head of drama at City and Islington College.

"Hugh was able to ask me questions about the show I'd have never considered. Using a range of techniques he helped me to examine Sunked from the inside out; exploring its themes, characters and plot with real insight and enthusiasm."
Chris White, writer/performer.

Hugh’s careful facilitation and precise questioning always results in me leaving a session with fresh ideas and a better understanding of the play I am working on. He draws the best out of you, without ever forcing upon you what he thinks is best. I would recommend him to any writer without hesitation.
Sam Parker, writer/performer.


These fees are approximate, and subject to further discussion about your aims and timescales, and again, if you are interested or would like to know more, the best way to proceed is to have a chat. More info on my previous plays on the Projects page of this website (NOISE, Stomping on Shadows, Ensuite, The Guide, Barred).

£2500-5000 for a play between 30 and 60 minutes
£750-2500 for a play under 30 minutes

Making stuff.

I also occasionally do a bit of set design and general handyman work. Below are selection of things I have knocked up. I can do woodwork, patio work and a little metalwork. There is no set fee but do get in touch if I can help with anything.
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