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(I'm the one on the right)

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Audiences and Stories

I've directed on the main stage at theatres such as Salisbury Playhouse, the Watermill, Leeds Playhouse, the New Vic and Theatre by the Lake; co-created innovative site-specific, digital & studio work; 

and collaborated with commercial producers on national tours.

I love audiences. All kinds, but especially families.

Favourite recent projects include Jessica Swale's version of The Jungle Book for Oldham Coliseum 2022 ("two hours of sheer joy" Northern Soul); Hattie Naylor’s unique take on The Three Musketeers (nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Production for Children and Young People 2018); and Daniel Bye's solo-and-a-half show Arthur (winner of a Scotsman Fringe First 2019). 

I trained at Cambridge University, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, on the Regional Theatres Young Directors Scheme (West Yorkshire Playhouse 2003-2005) and on the BBC Drama Directors Academy (2006).

I was a Clore Leadership Fellow 2010/11, mentored by Sir Richard Eyre.

I was Artistic Director of The Dukes Lancaster 2017-2019 and am currently Artistic Director of One Tenth Human.

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"a must-see family show for kids and parents alike"

A Younger Theatre on The Box of Photographs

by Daniel Jamieson

Polka Theatre

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“This is family theatre of the highest quality”

Northern Soul on Peter Pan

adapted by Sarah Punshon

The Dukes Lancaster

photo credit: Joel Fildes

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“Dazzling debut play... fine direction”

Observer on Don't You Leave Me Here

by Clare Brown

West Yorkshire Playhouse

photo credit: Keith Pattison

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“A witty, imaginative lightness of touch characterises every aspect"

Observer on The Three Musketeers

adapted by Hattie Naylor

The Dukes Lancaster & Williamson Park

photo credit: Claire Griffiths

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“Nifty, old-school and fun”

Daily Mail on Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary

adapted by Sarah Punshon & Johann Hari

Watermill, Newbury & Eleanor Lloyd Productions

photo credit: Philip Tull

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