CURRENT PROJECTS

2020

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TOSCA VR

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

THE SPACE

Release in March 2020

As Creative Director of Relative Motion, I’m pleased to share that we are creating a live captured VR performance of Puccini’s Tosca.  Set on location in St. Andrew’s Church in Cambridgeshire, we have captured 15 minutes from Act One and have put you at the centre of the story.  


The project has been commissioned by The Space (BBC and ACE) and will be released in March 2020 on YouTube and other supported platforms

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NEW SHAKESPEARE/MARLOWE VIRTUAL REALITY COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND AND DIGITAL CATAPULT

Digital Tour and Release
April - May 2020

In partnership with ACE and Digital Catapult, Relative Motion are creating a new Shakespeare and Marlowe VR experience with live captured 360.  Working with scenes and monologues I am directing a series of pieces that can be experienced in headset and on several online platforms.  We will tour the work in April and May of 2020

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NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Throughout 2020

I am currently directing/developing several new writing projects that will be going into various stages of workshopping during 2020.  I will also be directing the premiere of a new musical later this year.  Alas, can’t say more than that at the moment but watch this space.

 

PAST PROJECTS

DIRECTOR

(Selected Credits)

La Traviata– Opera Brava (New production). 2019


Sherlock: The Musical – Adam Paulden Enterprises,(Workshops). March 2018 - 2019 

                                                                                                                                                                       

Opera Scenes - Trinity College of Music/Blackheath Halls.  2017- 2018


The Blue Room - American Musical Theatre Academy. 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

The Theory of Relativity(UK Premiere) - Relative Motion/The Drayton Arms Theatre (+Designer). 2015


The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee - The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (+Designer). 2013


Ruthless! The Musical, The Junction, Cambridge (+Designer). 2011


Bright Lights, Big City(UK Premiere) - Hoxton Hall, (+Designer). 2010


You’re A Good Man Charlie Brow - The Junction, Cambridge  (+Designer). 2010


They Shoot Horses Don’t They? – Goldsmith’s University/The George Wood Theatre, (+Designer). 2008


The Mikado and Side by Side by Sondheim- Arts Educational School, London. 2008


john & jen - (UK Premiere) - Finborough Theatre. 2007


A Devilish Exercise(Anthology of Marlowe’s plays) - The Rose Theatre at Bankside/The Rose Theatre Trust.  

  

Narrative Virtual Reality


RSC/Magic Leap Cohort – Part of this collective of theatre makers working in VR/XR. 2019- 2020


Virtual Reality Opera R&D– Relative Motion, funded by The Space (BBC/ACE). 2019 -2020


Reorientation - w/Breaking Fourth Ltd, funded by Arts Council England. 2018 - 2019


Virtual Reality and Immersive Storytelling– Consultant for Audience Labs, Royal Opera House. 2018 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Shakespeare VR- Partners: Visualise and CentrE17 Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England. 2018

STAFF DIRECTOR

(Selected Credits)

Mitradate Rè di Ponto - Graham Vick, The Royal Opera House, June 2017


Norma - Alex Ollé, The Royal Opera House, August/September 2016


Banished, - Elaine Kidd, Trinity College of Music, May/June 2016.


Oedipe - Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco, The Royal Opera House, April/May 2016.


Manon Lescaut, - Jonathan Kent. The Royal Opera House, May/June 2014 (Observer Director)


Tosca - Stephen Barlow. Opera Holland Park, February 2009.

TEACHING

(Brief History)

I have twenty years of experience in the teaching/training of actors and of facilitating theatre training workshops.  From 2007 – 2016 I was the head of movement and a senior acting tutor on the RADA associated Foundation Drama Programme run from the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. I have facilitated workshops in movement, acting through song, classical text and devised theatre in the UK, France, Canada, and America and continue to develop this freelance teaching practice.  In the autumn of 2017 I ran a series of acting and movement master classes on the MA in Performance at Trinity College of Music (Trinity-Laban) and I am working with Directors UK to facilitate secondary school workshops on Theatre and Film directing. In addition to the above experence, I hold a bachelor’s degree in education with a specialism in teaching performing arts and a master's degree in directing from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  

Please be in touch if you'd like to discuss having me work with your actors or students.

PERFORMANCE

(Brief History)

Having started at the age of eight I worked as an actor until I moved to London in 2004 and amassed an ecclectic array of credits over these 20+ years. I cut my teeth in musical theatre and over my career have also worked in straight theatre, TV and film.

Principle Theatre Roles include: Tony, Beautiful Thing; Conrad Birdie, Bye Bye Birdie; John Jasper, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Whizzer, Falsettos; Danny, Baby; Jan Warwick, The Unexpected Guest.    


Film and Television includes: Mob Stories, Waldo’s Present Condition, Malachi Crunch, several corporate/industrial videos and a variety of television commercials.