I’m currently Co-
It’s a challenging job, not least because Somerset became the first local authority in England to cut its arts funding budget by 100% last year. We became an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation.
Highlights of the last few months include working with Contact, Manchester and Beaford
Arts, Devon, to co-
I’ve been Artistic Director of two companies: proteus, one of the south’s leading
touring companies (1998 -
While I was Artistic Director at proteus, the company produced a diverse education
programme, including Chaser, an award-
The company regularly toured professional productions to non-
Four Dames in Search of a Panto by James Barry;
Walking Out by Andrew G Marshall;
The Extraordinary Tale of Colonel Cody by James Barry;
Around the World in 80 Days by Deborah Shaw;
3 Musketeers by James Barry;
I Do! I Do! by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt;
Charlie by John Townsend;
Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure by James Barry;
and The Lost Voyage of Sinbad by James Barry.
I founded West 28th Street in 1992 to produce touring shows and educational projects throughout South East England. On the strength of its highly successful Shakespeare education programme, Kicking Bardom, West 28th Street was invited to become company in residence at Fairfield, Croydon.
I produced a number of shows in both the Ashcroft Theatre and Concert Hall which subsequently toured to a number of venues throughout the region. These included: Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Educating Rita; Great Expectations; Hard Times; Starting Here, Starting Now; The Fantasticks; and the UK premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing.
As a pianist, composer, musical director and accompanist I’ve performed in numerous productions, cabaret and concert engagements. I’ve composed over 80 songs that have been performed professionally and written the score for eight shows, including several of the family shows for proteus mentioned above.
More recently I’ve composed the music, and musical-