Director / Designer
Recent directing credits include: After The Dance, Perfect Nonsense (Theatre by the Lake);
The Star, The Norman Conquests, Noises Off, Dr Faustus, The Astonished Heart/Still Life(Liverpool Playhouse); As You Like It(Storyhouse, Chester); Beacons(Park Theatre); his own adaptations of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales(Oxo Tower Bargehouse & Shoreditch Town Hall); The Three Lions(St. James Theatre & Edinburgh & UK Tour); How Many Miles To Babylon? (Lyric Belfast), Toro! Toro! (national tour); Twist of Gold(Polka);The books of Ruth and 2 Samuel in Sixty-Six Books(Bush Theatre & Westminster Abbey);The Importance of Being Earnest/Travesties(Birmingham Rep); If Love Were All, In Praise Of Love(Minerva, Chichester); The Found Man(Traverse); Un Uomo Trovato(Teatro della Limonaia, Florence); Ain’t Misbehavin’(Sheffield Crucible); Breaking The Code(Northampton Theatre Royal).
As Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (2007-11): The Game of Love and Chance, The Constant Wife, The Picture, Private Lives, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Winslow Boy,his own adaptation of JL Carr’s A Month in the Country, What the Butler Saw, People At Sea, Alphabetical Order, Corpse!
As director and designer:Blackbird, Faith Healerand Toro! Toro!–TMA Award nomination, Best Show for Children and Young People (all Salisbury Playhouse).
Writing: Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, with Giles Taylor (Oberon Books); Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales(Nick Hern Books).
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