Poppy is also a playwright and librettist for musical theatre and opera. Her debut play Wondr premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2017. She was shortlisted for the inaugural Bolton Octogain Prize for her play You Lay Your Hand Backwards on My Heart.
Musicals include In The Willows which will premiere in spring 2019 at Exeter Northcott Theatre and Little Mermaid (Theatre Royal Keswick and UK tour). Other musicals in development include a circus musical of The Little Prince, a hip hop musical of Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Backstroke with Composer Ben Glasstone – a new musical about an all-male synchronised swimming team.
Previous adaptations include a street dance and circus Jungle Book (Theatre Royal
Windsor and UK tour) Alice after Lewis Carroll (UK tour), Monkey & Crocodile based on the Indian fable (Site specific UK tour), Sexing The Cherry based on the original novel by Jeanette Winterson (Southbank Centre), Luigi Pirandello’s The Man With the Flower in His Mouth (Greenwich Theatre/site-specific & Oxford Playhouse/site-specific UK tour), Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, (Southwark Playhouse) and the puppet show Le Livre Blanc (Riverside Studios) based on the Jean Cocteau novella of the same title.
Previous opera libretti include Roles (V&A), Palace of Junk (Mahogany Opera Group, Various Stages Festival), Flicker (Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells), Waiting (Southbank Centre) and The Elephant’s Child (Arcola Theatre & Trafalgar Studios).