Melanie is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. She studied at UEA and RADA, attending the National Theatre Studio's invite-only director's course in 2013. As a writer she is a graduate of the 2014 Channel 4 Screenwriting Course. In 2013 Melanie directed her own play RESPONSIBLE OTHER for Hampstead Theatre to critical acclaim; the play was also long listed for the Bruntwood Prize in the same year. She was also the staff director to Marianne Elliott on Sam Holcroft's play RULES FOR LIVING at the National Theatre in 2015. She is currently under commission to the Royal & Derngate & HighTide to write a play for a national tour and has recently been on attachment to the National Theatre Studio.