photo by Trevor Warr
Lead Acting roles
Jesus in two productions of 'The Passion' [Tony Harrison's adaptation of the Mysteries],
Young Ted in 'Country Dancing' by Nigel Williams;
Dick Dewey in 'Victory!', based on the Dynasts by Thomas Hardy;
Percy Grainger in 'Really Beautiful Company';
Corporal Molberg in 'Belman's Opera', devised by Martin Best;
Squire Trelawney in 'The Pirates of Treasure Island', and Ratty in Wind in the Willows, both for Jake’s Ladder Theatre Company.
William Barnes in 'The Year Clock', directed by Sonia Ritter (see The Year Clock in current shows page)
Acting in plays for children
Two productions of The Tailor of Gloucester and Tale of Mr Tod, both for Theatre in the Downs, music by Gary Yershon, co-directed by Geoff Buckley and Dot McCree.
For the Young National Trust Theatre productions at Blickling Hall, Quarry Bank Mill, Lacock, Buckland Abbey, Fountains Abbey and Hatchlands.
At the Royal National Theatre in The Beggar's Opera, Schweyk in the Second World War, Strider- the Story of a Horse, The Ancient Mariner, Under Milk Wood, and House and Garden. The Mayor of Casterbridge for Sally Head productions.
The Old Wife’s Tale presented by The Lion's part [director Sonia Ritter] at Shakespeare’s Globe August 2000
The Shaftesbury Community Play On the Green Rock 2000
The 5th Dorchester Community Play A time to Keep 2007
The Western Women [ Ann Jellicoe] 2007
With Lucie Skeaping of Time and Tune [two series] for BBC schools Radio. Presenter of Time to Move for BBC schools Radio 2004.
Other special projects
I worked with John Hodgson, Education Officer at the National Trust on the Dragonquest project at Killerton House, Devon. Dragonquest was eighteen month exploration of the use of myth, legend and storytelling in environmental education.
As storyteller in the CARA project at Damers First School, Dorchester exploring the potential of storytelling as a stimulus for literacy.
Two large projects at the Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis: one based on the history of the Landslip on the Heritage coast combining creative writing, artwork and the performance of a play; and the other a songwriting project for students culminating in a concert and CD recording.
At Stoborough Church of England First School on two projects for English Nature which resulted in performances on Stoborough Heath by the children. I helped the children to devise two plays, one about the history and archaeology of the heath, and the second about the flora and fauna.
I work regularly for the Dorset Wildlife Trust at their Wild About Dorset events.
Music and storytelling projects with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Poole and Bournemouth Schools.
Storytelling and dialect poetry projects for the English department at Shaftesbury School as a stimulus for new creative writing.
Regular storyteller for Dunbury school in Dorset.