The Triumph Of Elsie

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Latest, TV & Film

It’s been an exciting time for Elsie, Prince Of Denmark – not only did we wrap on principal photography but we also hit our Kickstarter funding target. The visually-ambitious 15 minute short tells the story of teenage Elsie who fiercely protects her right to not know what she wants to be when she grows up […]

Big Love for The Big Lie (USA Edition!)

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Books, Latest

In less than a month Jess and Clem land on US bookshelves – and the pre-publication reviews for The Big Lie so far have been stellar. Booklist call it “a doozy of a concept, well-realized” before going on to say: “An outstanding feature is Mayhew’s refusal to offer easy answers and pigeonhole characters; she respects […]

ACE Dig Buried Women

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Latest, Plays

Arts Council England are supporting my next project with Eastern Angles – a play uncovering the stories of the women missing from Peterborough’s history books. When I was growing up in the city, writing stage versions of Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds (with the theme-tune taped off the telly) I had never heard of a playwright […]

Tea, Jam And Cash For Russia

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 in Books, Latest

Tea was drunk with jam, Chekhov’s words filled the air and a big pot of cash was raised for Naked Heart Foundation at the Mother Tongue launch. Actors Melissa Berry and Adrian Scarborough joined me on the Matroyoshki-filled stage at Berkhamsted Waterstones to read stories from Russian folklore and the country’s most celebrated writers, while […]

Big Lie’s Big Win

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

Well, knock me sideways – The Big Lie‘s only gone and won the Sidewise Award 2015 for best Alternate History. This puts me in a club of past winners including Philip Roth, Stephen Fry, CJ Samson and Michael Chabon. (Which means I can now refer to these fellas as actual friends, I’m pretty sure). The results of this […]

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