About Me

Predominantly working in East Anglia and London, I am co-founder of the QuirkHouse Theatre Company, Artistic Director at the Banks Arts Centre (Eye, Suffolk) and an actor, voice actor, director, singer, dramaturge and poet for hire. 

Like a gunslinger but less dangerous.

Description

Height:                       5'6" (158.4cms)

Weight:                      13 st 6 lbs.

Hair:                           Brown and balding / shaved

Eyes:                          Dark brown

Build:                         Stocky

Playing age:              30-40

Singing voice:           Baritone (B2-C5)

Background

Both of my parents were drama and English teachers who inspired in me a love of both language and performing, many aspects of which I have been involved with all my life. A classically trained singer and long-term fan of grass-roots and regional theatre, I look for interesting, thought-provoking and philosophical pieces that pose more questions than they answer.

Current / recent projects include:

Voicing the 'Utterly' crime series of novels (by Pauline Manders) in their ongoing audiobook releases.

Voicing El Paso Grande and Guillermo / Hyper Rob in the Reynard City Chronicles animated tales.

Online play readings and offer development for QuirkHouse and the Bank.

Producing further ongoing projects as part of the QuirkHouse Theatre Company programme, including organising the theatre offering of the Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival.

Performed as Shere Khan in Strange Fascination Theatre's open air adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' in 2019.

I performed at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, with REDuck Producktions, in the sold out world premiere of 'Ministers of Grace: the Unauthorised Shakespearean Parody of the Ghostbusters'
This was followed by a two-week run at the Adelaide Fringe early 2019.
Reviews included:
- 'Excellent. Highly Recommended.' ***** Fringe Guru
- 'The cast all work exceptionally hard throughout, swapping roles with ease and making the characters recognisable while avoiding the temptation of outright impressions... A strong ensemble.' ***** Broadway World
- '... Brilliantly acted by the talented cast.' ***** Edinburgh Fringe Recommends
- '... Brilliant... Great fun.' **** Voicemag

- 'The actors double or treble up on characters but their visual & vocal differentiators work very well. They cover a lot of storyline in their short 60 minutes, make us laugh throughout and even throw in a touch of audience engagement.' ****

 

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