Theatre Directing

I have been directing for the stage since 2012 when, having worked as Assistant Director on a number of professional productions, I directed my debut play April, a piece of New Writing by Emily Holyoake.

Since then, I have directed numerous productions across form and scale. This has included staging both New Writing and classic texts, leading devising processes and experimenting with innovative new forms such as gig theatre.

Alongside creating professional work for both single-venue runs and touring, I have also worked extensively with community and youth companies.

Some highlights from my work to date are listed below. If you’d like to read about all of my directing work then feel free to get in touch and I can send you a full copy of my CV.

The Pursuit of Tangleproof Headphones (2017)

Commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth,The Pursuit of Tangleproof Headphones was devised in collaboration with a mixed cast of members of TRP’s Peoples Company and actors-in-traning.

A high-energy satire of the human need to believe the stories we tell about ourselves and subtle swipe at individualism, The Pursuit of Tangleproof Headphones was a fast-paced comedy featuring a live score throughout.

Product by Mark Ravenhill (2016)

As part of Outpost 2016, the third iteration of the annual, three-week pop-up theatre season I curated from 2014-2016, I directed a revival of Mark Ravenhill‘s Product.

Performed by Tessa Mason and Ben Kernow, my realisation of the play contrasted the mundane with the spectacular, drawing out the humour absurdities of this cutting play.

Ensuite by Hugh McCann (2014)

In 2014, I dramaturged and directed Hugh McCann‘s Ensuite, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story following the MacBook-toting avant-garde of Shoreditch and Hugh’s attempts to become one.

The production paired heartfelt storytelling with technical effects and intricate sound design.

Ensuite was a co-production between Hugh McCann and The Bike Shed Theatre where it premiered prior to touring to Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Barnstaple Fringe and the Battersea Arts Centre.