He Comes to the River to Breathe

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James is a writer, and an enabler and facilitator of writing. As a writer he has collaborated in prisons, women’s refuges and with vulnerable young people – often making radio plays and podcasts. This work has contributed to two Young People Now Awards and several Koestler awards including Gold at the Southbank in 2019.

He has worked with the National Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Old Vic, in the West End, The Marlowe and regionally. He is the recipient of the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence, the Ideastap Innovator’s Award and was the runner up in the Barbican Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2019. He recently joined the pool of writers on BBC daytime drama ‘Doctors’, is a trustee of Arts at The Old Fire Station – Oxford, and an Associate Artist at the egg, Theatre Royal Bath.

He Comes To The River To Breathe is performed by John Last, Maanuv Thiara and Jamie Zubairi. Audio description voiced by Carla Langley. 

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