Education

BA Honours Drama and English

​Birmingham University

PhD Theatre

King's College, University of London

Professional Affiliations

Member, Stage Directors UK

Member, Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Member, British Equity

Previous Positions

Theatre

2005 - 2008

Not the National Theatre

Artistic Director

Arts Council-funded UK and international touring company, specializing in contemporary revivals and authorial script revisions originally founded by National Theatre actors in 1982

1988 - 1992

Great Eastern Stage, Lincoln

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Arts Council funded regional theatre and national touring company, focusing on Classical Plays, Local Writing, Community Theatre, Schools and Special Needs Projects

1984 - 1988

Floorboards Theatre Productions

Artistic Director

Project funded, London-based theatre company, specializing in New Plays and lesser-known European drama

1988 - 1990

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Staff Director

Staff and Revival Director and assistant to Peter Hall, Frank Corsaro and Maurice Sendak

1987 - 1988

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Associate Director

Production Director, Literary Management, Education and Inclusivity, Touring

1986 - 1987

Chester Gateway Theatre

Arts Council Associate Director

Production Director, Community Theatre, Playwriting Workshops, Studio Programming, Commissions

1985

Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Arts Council Assistant Director

Assistant Director, Schools Liaison, Dramaturgy

1984 - 1985

Nottingham Playhouse

Assistant Director

Assistant and Revival Director, Educational Workshops

Faculty

2007 - 2018

East 15 Acting School Universtiy of Essex

Deputy Director

Responsibility for the day-to-day operation of an autonomous conservatoire (within the University of Essex) with 700 students, 12 PG and UG courses and a permanent staff of 50

2000 - 2007

Coventry University

Senior Lecturer, BA in Theatre and Professional Practice

Seminars and workshops in Contemporary Theatre, Voice and Acting, Thesis Supervision; Director of Productions; Admissions Officer; Visiting Artists and Partnerships

2005 - 2008

Middlesex University

Associate Lecturer, MFA in Theatre Directing

Regular guest module leader, developing the directing skills of a mixed international cohort of professional and graduate directors using specific production topics Comedy and Contemporary, Music Theatre, Adaptation

1992 - 1994

Washington University, St Louis

Visiting Professor of Directing, MFA

Production Director and teacher of Directing, Playwriting, and Contemporary British Theatre

1993 - 1994

Webster University, St Louis

Visiting Professor of Acting, BFA

Production Director and teacher of Shakespeare, Verse Speaking, Restoration Comedy and Acting Styles

1984 - 1986

Royal Holloway College, University of London

Associate Lecturer

Production Director, lectures in theatre history, seminars in contemporary British and American drama