THIS IS ME...

...HI

I'm a director and writer based in East London and Portsmouth, and spend most of my time running the theatre company Idle Discourse with producer, Nina Flitman. I formerly worked as an actor (receiving an Offie nomination in 2012) and - before that - a teacher of English, Drama and Media (PGCE). 

I sit on the Board of Trustees for Green Shoes Arts, a company based in Essex that teach drama to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, and am a former Trustee of The Questors (the largest community theatre in Europe). At The Questors, I also worked as Director of Studies for their Acting for All course, and ran bi-annual new writing festivals.

Proudly working-class, I grew up in Gosport where I (mis?)-spent my youth playing football and video games - when I wasn't acting, directing, and writing with a multitude of am-dram and drama groups. They were fun days.

After school, I attended the University of Cambridge (presumably to fill a quota) and studied Education with English and Drama. Whilst the institution has its problems, I threw myself into its famous theatre scene, involving myself in twenty-five productions in my three years there - including tours of Europe and the USA.

This love of storytelling - particularly the live experience of theatre - has been with me all my life, and it's what drives my career today. I love nothing more than crafting a story with fellow creatives, and sharing these stories with audiences across the UK and internationally.

If you love stories too, we'll get on.

FREQUENT COLLABORATORS

Nina Flitman
Producer
Sara Page
Choreographer
Julian Starr
Sound Designer
Natasha Vasandani
Actor & Videographer
Tom Grace
Actor & Photographer
Emma Shaw
Producer
Ashley Cavender
Actor & Videographer
Christina Baston
Actor
Rory Hobson
Actor
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