Alison Dunne

Hello and welcome…

Here you can find out about me, what I’m up to, how to contact me and some examples of my work.


I’m a poet, playwright, fiction writer & performer and teach writing in the community, prisons, university and adult education.

I also run fishhouse theatre. We took Cloaks, a two hander, which I wrote & directed, to premiere at Buxton Fringe Festival in July 2016 where it was wonderfully received with great audiences, great reviews – including a 4 star review from FringeGuru  – and two nominations in The Buxton Fringe Awards both for best production and best new writing.

Since Buxton we have been touring Cloaks to small, intimate venues and returned to Buxton in 2017 with a new version of Bonemill and Being Julie Andrews a play written and performed by Lesley Emery which I directed.

Girls With Balls premiered at Curve, Leicester on May 1st and 2nd 2015 as part of the Inside Out Festival

I was writer on attachment and my play Bonemill toured rurally with New Perspectives Theatre Company.

My chapbook April’s Fish was published by Koo Press and my short fiction has been published including by Virago and has featured on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales (short story and Poetry Please). In 2012 I was a finalist in the Novelicious novel competition. I am also a Pushcart Prize nominee.

I’m a seasoned performer and have been on Arts Council funded tour in 2014 Three The Hard Way. I’ve also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Bloomsbury Theatre.

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