Birkbeck University: MFA in Theatre Directing
Leeds University University: BA Hons in English Literature
Kings School Canterbury, A Levels: English A, French A, RS A
BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS
Alongside teaching, I work as a theatre director and co-founded award-winning Dugout Theatre. As a director, I like to make comedy plays with live music and my shows have been seen at venues across the UK. I am also passionate about endurance sport and enjoy marathon running. This year, I will be attempting my first Iron Man. Other interests include; Chelsea FC, The Rolling Stones, Charles Dickens and Test Cricket.
EXPERIENCE & APPROACH
As a theatre director, it is my job to optimise the performance of my actors. For each actor, that process is different - some connect to a play intellectually, others physically and, for some, that connection may be found in a more oblique way - through a prop or item of costume, for instance. Similarly, with my teaching - I was Theatre Director in Residence at Dulwich College School - I find that each pupil will engage with learning in a different way and it is my job to think creatively and find the path which will most optimise performance. Alongside my work at Dulwich College, I have tutored boys and girls (6-18 years old) at Alleyns School, Newton Prep Battersea and Westminster School.