Chris is a playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker, and was the 2013 Pearson Playwright-in-Residence for Sheffield Theatres. Past work includes A DECLARATION FROM THE PEOPLE (National Theatre); A DREAM, THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, DICKENSIAN, GOODWILL TO ALL MEN, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and 20 TINY PLAYS ABOUT SHEFFIELD (all Sheffield Theatres); LARKSONG (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent); CARDS ON THE TABLE (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); TONY! THE BLAIR MUSICAL (York Theatre Royal/Tour); SLEIGHT & HAND (Summerhall, Edinburgh. Also live-screened into Odeon cinemas and by BBC Arts); POKING THE BEAR (Theatre503); THE BUREAU OF LOST THINGS (Theatre503/Rose Bruford); ODD (Perfect Pitch/Royal & Derngate Northampton: concert performance) and WOLF (National Theatre Studio: reading). Chris has won the National Young Playwrights’ Festival, a Brit Writers’ Award, the Perfect Pitch Award and the Sunday Times Edinburgh Competition.