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


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


Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Arts Council Assistant Director

Assistant Director, Schools Liaison, Dramaturgy

1984 - 1985

Nottingham Playhouse

Assistant Director

Assistant and Revival Director, Educational Workshops


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