Beau Beau, The Covert Club
I’ve directed many different professional productions from Shakespeare and musicals to plays and my own work. I enjoy devising projects collaboratively and I’ve recently been working with young people for regional touring work. Recent directing credits include: A Small Town For Murder, Jack The Ripper, Snow White, Bingo Wings, The House, Jack and the Beanstalk, Shooting Truth, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Pinocchio, Hansel and Gretel, Roald Dahl’s The Witches, The Covert Club, The Spectacle of Merrick, Oliver!, George and the Dragon, The Wizard of Oz, Revenge of the Witch, Pinocchio and the Pirates, Beauty and the Beast, King Arthur and the Holy Grail, The Heights (National Theatre New Connections Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Hamlet: First Cut.
Please contact me for my full Theatre CV of acting and directing credits.In 2017 I relaunched New Stages, my theatre company, to engage with my local community much more than before. New Stages runs North Walsham People’s Choir, North Norfolk Youth Theatre, North Walsham People’s Theatre and a creative welling workshop programme. In October 2017 we launched North Walsham Pop Up People’s Theatre, where we present shows in a town centre location. Almost like a rep company, we have a company of actors and I write, direct and produce the shows.
I am an experienced teacher, with previous roles teaching children and young people, vulnerable young people, children and adults with learning and minor disabilities. I have also taught within schools (primary, secondary and sixth form) as a workshop leader, project lead, show director and as a full time teacher of full courses including GCSE and A Level including an arts management module for a Foundation Degree Course.
As a performer I’ve explored a number of different roles in plays and musical theatre to live performance art, since my first professional acting role when I was 17. I’ve toured with new adaptations of classic tales and with pieces of devised work, taking on a number of different characters for each production. Roles have ranged from Shakespeare to musicals, along with presenting informal pieces of performance art for smaller venues and nightclubs.
I am also a vocalist and perform regularly within cabaret settings with a repertoire of swing and show tunes.
I enjoy performing on stage with a variety of roles, from lead musical roles to character roles, pantomime and modern and classic plays.
Recent acting credits include: Gepetto (Pinocchio and the Pirates!) Beast/Prince (Beauty and the Beast), Hans Hoffyer (NO/WHERE Cabaret), the Fisher King (King Arthur), Prince Charming (Cinderella), Guiseppi/Ivanna/Beau Beau (The Covert Club), Selfish Man (Armadillo), Sebastian (Dragged to Dinner), Gerry (All Out Cabaret).
Please contact me with any booking enquiries or for an up-to-date CV.
I’ve written a number of plays for professional performance and I’m a strong advocate for quality plays for young people. Play and pantomime scripts are available for hire for both professional and amateur productions. I also enjoy working on commissions and with companies and groups in the devising process.
You can view my catalogue of play-scripts and pantomimes here.