I held the Senior Lecturer post of Head of Movement at Rose Bruford College for over 12 years. Before that, I worked for several years as a freelance visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London, Brunel University, Central School of Speech and Drama, Goldsmith's College and Greenwich University. I have taught my own workshop 'Adventures in Space' since 2000 in several venues across London and also at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Theatre Royal Windsor and Churchill Theatre Bromley. Abroad I have given workshops at Yale University in the USA , The Moscow Arts Theatre School in Russia, with Soulpepper Theatre Company and Equity showcase in Toronto, Canada, DAMU in Prague, Czech Repubic and Institut Teatre Barcelona, Spain.
Between 2001 and 2003 I was based in New York City performing and directing with Blue Inc.Theatre, and touring productions extensively throughout North America and Canada.
I have directed over 30 theatre productions, many of which have been based on a process of ensemble creation. My work embraces the total sum of theatre. I often design and build masks, puppets, costumes and props for the shows I create. I have written several plays, including; Vicious (1997), Ovid's Metamorphoses (2009) which won the 2010 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and the Whatsonstage.com Editor's Prize, The Fumidor (2011), an original adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio (2013), and an original stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Liverpool Playhouse 2019)
I was born and raised in South Yorkshire. I am based in the South West of France, and am the Artistic Director of the Arjac Arts and Cultural Centre, which I run with my partner.
My work spans many disciplines in theatre: I direct, perform, write/devise, design/make and teach.
I am the founder and Artistic Director of multi-award winning, international theatre company Pants on Fire.
I trained at L'Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and was in the final group of 2nd year students to have trained with Lecoq himself.
I have an MA in Theatre Practices (University of Manchester), studied at Royal Holloway University of London, Further training includes Angela De Castro, Wlodzimierz Staniewski at Gardzienice Centre of Theatre Practices in Poland, Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of The Goat) and Toby Wilshire at Trestle.