Madeleine PerhamChildren's Author
Madeleine was born in London and grew up ten minutes’ walk from her local library (which wasn’t quite as good as living in it, but was close enough). She studied English at Oxford and spent much of her time in university drama, culminating in directing a student production of Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’.
Pullman then granted her the stage rights to his mystery novel ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ and the ensuing adaptation was Madeleine’s professional writing and directing debut, playing to audience and critics’ acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She was subsequently permitted to adapt Lauren Child’s spy series ‘Ruby Redfort’, which premiered in a sell-out run in Edinburgh before touring for two years to theatres and book festivals around the UK.
In 2019 Madeleine debuted her original show ‘Girl Scouts vs Aliens’, a low-fi sci-fi family adventure based on her fifteen years in the Girl Guides. The show debuted in Edinburgh where it achieved glowing reviews, and is currently being optioned as a TV series by Lime Pictures. She is currently working on an expanded version of the show to tour in 2020, and writing her first children’s novel about a centuries-old London mystery. She balances her writing with tutoring and leading a Brownie pack in North London.