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The Jazz Section 
A brand new gig-theatre musical based on the true story of Karel Srp’s and Vladimir Kouril’s jazz revolution. 
Sell-out runs at the Camden Fringe 2021 and Town and Gown Theatre in Cambridge, and an off-West End run at the Union Theatre in London. 

Book, lyrics and music by Mariam Abdel-Razek, Joy Gingell and Laurence Stannard.

Production for Union Theatre run by Ryan J Productions and Rachael Nolan Productions. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Musical Theatre Review

Bad Luck Charlie

Charlie has spent his entire life followed by bad luck.

A play produced at the Corpus Playroom, by the Dryden Society.  

★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ “superb writing and excellent acting that has clearly been moulded by expert direction. Most importantly, it deserves your attendance.” - Varsity

★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ - TCS


Winner of the John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize 2020.

“11:54 PM, on the tube”
Longlisted for the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize 2016.     

Essays & Articles

‘“I Have to Sing”: Laura Nyro’s First Songs, 50 Years On’, Bonus Tracks Magazine, October 2023.

Writing MA at Royal College of Art, Portfolio, September 2022-July 2023. 

‘On Molokhia: Food for Farmers and their Children’, EATEN Magazine, June 2023. 

‘The Power of the Playlist’, Varsity Magazine, October 2019. 

‘The myth of blind casting’, Varsity Magazine, November 2018.

‘What does it mean to recognise onself in a book?’. Second prize winner of the Gould Essay Prize for English Literature, 2017. 

Photographs by Mariam Abdel-Razek