I am a theatre director, composer and playwright. I make dynamic, physical and musical theatre. I am also an artistic director and run a theatre company, Sleeping Warrior.
You can see most of my work on the shows page but here are a few highlights, showcasing what I do.
A one man musical that was featured on the BBC. This is a show about a young man from Millport who goes on a journey of self-discovery where he finds himself turning into a brassy drag queen.
Crocodile Rock received multiple 5 and 4 star reviews. It has played at Play Pie a Pint, Cumbernauld theatre and has toured Scotland.
There is a podcast of the show and a film of the most recent tour is available on request. Find out more about the show, and it's tour with A New Life here.
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Spuds is a sung-through musical comedy that was voted one of the audience's favourite Play Pie and a Pints (out of over 500 plays).
It tells the story of a middle-class man who's life is turned upside down when his wife dies. Destitute and desperate, he stumbles by chance upon a drug that he calls Spuds. It's created by mixing knock-off Iron Brew and specially fried chips.
Spuds received multiple 5 and 4 star reviews and played to packed houses throughout Scotland. You can find out more about the show here and a film of the stage version is available on request.
I trained in classical text, which included 6 weeks at Shakespeare's Globe. I am fortunate to have had multiple opportunities to work on Shakespeare's text with students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
My approach to these texts is bold and modern, usually using live foley sound and dynamic staging to bring the pieces to life. This is an area of my work that I am looking to expand on.
You can see my work on a mash-up of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (called The Dream) here.
Another side of my work is children's theatre. I have made a number of highly successful shows for wee ones at the Citizens Theatre and the Macrobert.
Flora's Fairy Challenge was a one woman show about a girl looking for a photo of Santa, and discovering a whole lot more about herself on the way.
My wee ones shows are interactive, filled with new music and use a lot of physical comedy. You can read more about my other pieces on the shows page.
'Perfectly pitched tale for younger audiences.'
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***** The Herald