An interest in books leads a local librarian to a primary school, where they discuss literature and favourite books and stories. The discovery of a strange mysterious locked book and a shared love of the book ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson leads to the mysterious arrival of the Lost Lending Library.
Some of the projects in which Fran has been involved as a writer can be found below.
Mr and Mrs Winter invite children to join them in their warm and welcoming cottage, as they are preparing for a winter feast. Unfortunately they’ve mislaid the key to their larder! The children join them on their journey through a secret forest to find the missing key.
A magical project that casts Birmingham’s children as heroes in a quest to find the genie’s lost story and bring their own tales of Arabian Nights to life. Presented by Coney, Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Rep.
From Greek Gods who have been evicted from Olympus to explorers with no sense of direction, primary classes face an unusual day at school when strange characters burst into the classroom with a big problem that only pupils can fix. A world of possibilities open up when fossils are discovered beneath the playground, a lady with a mysterious suitcase needs help unlocking the contents and Zeus strides into the school hall.
On Good Friday, the story of the Passion is retold and reimagined through the eyes of a female Christ. An evening of performance, ritual and music exploring suffering and grief from a unique perspective, in the atmospheric Union Chapel.
At Halloween, when the veil is thin between the world of the living and the dead, Union Chapel hosts an immersive theatre piece exploring the witch craze that took place across Europe during the 15th to 18th centuries.
Significant Human Error is a show about mistakes and change, told through six hilarious and original characters including Dan Riley, the horndog theologian, Ryan, the base-jumping Aussie legend, Morgana Haught, the celeb correspondent for a liberal broadsheet, and Sarah, the teenager from Bolton who’s just converted to Islam.
Up, Up and Away brings to life the tale of Marianne Montgolfier, Vincent Lunardi and Bernard Blanchard. As story balloonists they travel the world, letting the wind carry them from place to place, collecting, gathering and telling stories.
The Umbrella Birds was a comedy sketch group starring Kate Donmall, Susanna Hislop, Fran Moulds and Emily Watson Howes. They had three critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Festival which were made into two radio series, The Ladies, produced by Hat Trick for BBC Radio 4.