I am a working class director from London. I came to directing from a career as a professional actor, over the course of which I worked consistently in Theatre from New Writing and Shakespeare to Musical Theatre - regionally, abroad and in London. (Michael MacLiammoir Best Actor Award Winner, Dublin 2007)
My background as an actor massively informs my practice as a director; I understand the process and craft of an actor and value this skill in a collaborative, creative, process.
I have a vast amount of experience working with Youth Groups in both educational and Theatre contexts as well as investigating and practicing inclusive theatre with a specific emphasis on an autistic audience. I am a community minded person with a strong sense of civic duty and I am currently Chair of The Phoenix Community Garden