First, Julian came up and said, 'Lets go together.' And we both went along singing songs.
Based in Cardiff, I completed the two year training at L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris as well as a placement with The Elevator Repair Service Theatre Company in New York. Whilst in Paris I also co-founded the award winning Rhum and Clay Theatre Company.
I am currently an associate artist at the Newbury Corn Exchange Theatre, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and The Artrix Arts Centre. Post Rhum and Clay, I now specialise in creating large scale outdoor, spectacle theatre with communities. If you want to chat or have any questions, please do email me and I’ll try my best to reply.
For 2018 key projects included directing The Midnight Gang by David Walliams for Heartbreak Productions for a full three month UK outdoor tour, touring The Intergalactic Circus of Truths across the UK, including at Larmer Tree Festival, Green Man Festival, Bestival, Boomtown and Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland and project managing The Pumpkin storytelling tent for the Oxford Story Museum, brokering relationship with key steak holders including The South Bank Centre, Bestival and The Royal Academy.
Over September I joined the creative team at Rosa Productions on The Greenham Cold War Experience and ShademakersUK at Gravity Fields Festival with the outdoor carnival spectacular The Voyage of Joseph Banks, which involved sailing Captain Cooke’s ship The Endeavour down Grantham High Street in front of an audience of 6000 people.
I also worked on Greenham:100 Years of War and Peace This was a piece of large scale site specific work, situated on the Ex-US Cruise missile base on Greenham Common, working with a community cast of 300 and played out to audiences of up to 5000 with national BBC coverage.
In December I continued in my role as the Artistic Director The Festival of Light, Bromsgrove 2018, in partnership with the Artrix Arts Centre, Arts Council England and Bromsgrove District Council. Working in collaboration with Shademakers I transformed the high street into a Winter Carnival of the Animals, and trebled the community outreach from year one’s six schools and community groups, when I walked a twenty foot giant through the town, to twenty schools and community groups who produced over 800 lanterns for this year’s parade.
High profile previous performance work includes: Dancing in the ensemble in Viktor and Nur Du Tanz with Theatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Sadlers Wells), puppeteering in War Horse (New London Theatre) The Iceage Ritual (Site.Specific at the British Museum) Nocturne du Soiree (Le Louvre, Paris) and performing in Romeo and Juliet with The National Ballet of Canada (Sadlers Wells)
I have also been an associate lecturer at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Northampton University and currently Winchester University.
2019 Projects: Beowulf (Lead Creative Schools, Arts Council Wales)
The Last Post (Riverfront Theatre, Newport, Arts Council Wales) Elders (Latitude Festival, New Vic Theatre, Newbury Corn Exchange, Riverfront Theatre, Newport, Arts Council England.) Paradise Heights (Boom Town Festival, Arts Council England.) The Intergalactic Circus of Truths (Geronimo Festival, SouthWestFest, Arts Council England.)
IVF RnD (Newbury Corn Exchange Theatre)
The Complete Compendium of Human Culture (Green Man Festival, Green Man Trust, Arts Council Wales) The Test Tube Culture Club (Green Man Festival Green Man Trust, Arts Council Wales)
The Complete Compendium of Christmas (Manchester)
The Storytelling Pumpkin (Oxford Story Museum)
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams - Full UK Tour
Pullen's Puppet Playground with Vital Xposure Arts and the Without Walls Consortium.
The Intergalactic Circus of Truths (Greenman Festival, Camp Bestival, Boomtown, Larmer Tree)
The Voyage of Joseph Banks (Gravity Fields Festival, Rosa Productions, ShademakersUK)
The Festival of Light 2018 (Artrix Arts Centre)
Previous work includes:
Ass. Director, The Prayer Room, David Rosenberg (Camden Roundhouse, SHUNT) Greenham:100 Years of War and Peace, Sophie Austin, Movement dir. for Seen but Not Heard (The National Theatre of Wales) Movement dir. Catalina (Southwark Playhouse) Movement dir. The Scar Test (Arcola, Soho Theatre, Colchester Arts Centre) Movement dir. The Winter Giant (101 Outdoor Arts) Movement dir. British Museum, Ice Age exhibition publicity film, Assistant dir. to John Collins on Gatz (The Elevator Repair Service Theatre Company, New York) Assistant dir. to Sigrun Fritsch, Crossing Lines, (PAN.OPTIKUM, Creative Europe Commission) Assistant dir. to Angela Clerkin, Codependently Yours (Arcola) Clown dir. Green Balloons (Wales Millennium Centre.)
Viktor and Nur Du Tanz (Theatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch) War Horse (New London Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (National Ballet of Canada)