“Throughout the process of developing the play…Christina demonstrated: a clear knowledge and understanding of her craft; the ability to work as part of the collaborative process that is the creation of a play from page to stage; energy and enthusiasm for the project throughout and exceeded expectations in the practical application of her acquired knowledge and creative talent. … Christina is a very talented playwright.”

Gillian Hambleton, Artistic Director Northumberland Theatre Company


“The judges were unanimous in their praise for Christina’s The Last Word… [It] is a hugely accomplished, fast-moving, highly entertaining and thought-provoking play, full of memorable characters and snappy dialogue. And some truly excellent jokes too.” 

John Gardyne, Head of Drama and Performance Trinity College London


“Christina is creative, tenacious and great to work with. She developed the Live Tales programme here at Live Theatre and grew it from its pilot stage to a full blown project reaching thousands of young people, a range of associate artists and working with hundreds of volunteers.” 

Jim Beirne, Chief Executive Live Theatre


“A play about the importance of free speech and communication…Lots of humour, too, plus the virtues of child protagonists overcoming adult baddies – a real sense of child empowerment.”  

David Wood OBE, Children’ s Dramatist on The Last Word