Ann Feloy studied journalism and worked on newspapers in the UK and Australia in her 20s. She moved into PR and Public Affairs after a while, working as a lobbyist for the RSPCA at one stage. In 1995 she re-trained to teach English as a foreign language and worked in this country and the Middle East.
Her love of the English language and communication took a more creative turn when she took up writing plays, once performing her own work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
She received Lottery funding in 2014 to write and direct Worthing’s community play The Just Cause - Victorian Romance and a Rollicking Good Riot for 200 performers of all ages. She also co-wrote a comedy Barbara Cartland – In The Pink, which premiered at the Connaught Theatre Worthing in 2015; which was an unusual subject for someone who got an MA in Women’s Studies; but that’s another story.
Her first book adaptation of Hilaire Belloc’s The Four Men was initially performed as a one-act piece and was nominated as one of the top ten plays at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2010. In 2017, Ann newly revised and extended The Four Men into two acts especially for Conn Artists regional tour; whilst the company’s creative team completely re-designed the set, sound, lighting and added new live musical arrangements.
The Four Men play is dedicated to her son Oliver “with everlasting love”.