IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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
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
NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS AND WORKSHOPS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.