8 October 2017
So the curtain comes down on another production and what a great production it has been. This was my first time working at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield and it has been a real pleasure. The show was great fun and the cast fantastic to work with. The reviews have been amazing also, here is a section of one for example;“Outstanding”
The show is so enjoyable and it’s a production that is well worth coming to see. The scenery is great and the swift changes between scenes are keeping the tempo up on this well-paced play. The tempo and the humour carries on into the second half of the show, and Scott Worsfold’s performance of Lieutenant Gruber, who has the hots for Rene, is outstanding and the reason for a number of whoops of laughter, especially when a talking stuffed parrot causes confusion for Gruber and embarrassment for Rene as he tries to decline the German’s advances without offending him.
Corporate Filming For KIA Cars
28 September 2017
I would like to say a massive thank you to the MOBEDIA team for making another filming day go with ease and smiles. It is always a pleasure to work with talented people who know what they want, and the best way to achieve it, and all without any stress, tension or panic, and the crew at Mobedia always achieve that.
Mobedia are a digital innovation company that produces TV adverts, eLearning, 2D/3D animation and video marketing campaigns for a wealth of clients, including; AUDI, CHESTER ZOO, ALDI, SIMPLY CARDS, CAREX, WWF,SANTANDER, THE CRYSTAL MAZE, PUMA and SUZUKI.
I have now filmed several productions with them and this is my second for KIA motors and their new KIA STONIC. I loved the shoot but I have to say, I loved the car even more….I did ask if now I had been sitting in the car throughout the filming, if that meant i could now keep it, but they said no! maybe next time?
Oh yes I am.....
22 September 2017
I am delighted to announce that I will be once again appearing for PMA Productions, in their Christmas Production of Alice In Wonderland.
The show is set to tour to the lovely and friendly Festival Hall, Market Drayton and then residing at the fantastic Library theatre Darwen, until Christmas eve.
This year I will be joined once again by the brilliant Fiona egan and my comedy side kick, the slapstick master himself Will Cousins performing Tweedledum to my Tweedledee. I also look forward to meeting the rest of this brilliant cast.
Details for tickets
Court Room Drama....
15 September 2017
What a great event I have just finished working on with Enact solutions training company. From start to finish this was a joy to be involved with.
The issue of contractor safety on major sites can be a tricky one. How do the parent company make sure all contracting teams are doing what they need to do to keep safe….all the time? As well as documents and RAMS etc, trust can play a part, but what happens when that trust is broken and lives change when people don’t do what they are supposed to do.
The court room drama training was designed and held was for National Grid on the Isle Of Grain which is a huge plant and is responsible for 20% of the UK energy supply. What was put before the delegates was a breath of fresh air for the delegates. With real lawyers on hand to cross examine the us,defendants, this was a great piece of drama with plenty of learning to take from it for all, and kept all parties interested and engaged from the taking of the oaths at the start to the sentencing at the end.
Getting the point across of safety on working sites is always a challenge to make interesting and relevant to people that have many years of experience behind them….and so trying to do something that will impact people and will be something they can remember going forward is sometimes a challenge ….this did, and they will not forget for quite some time I am sure.
Serious Role Play
7 September 2017
I would not like to think about how many different characters I have played as an actor involved with role play work, but this character is one I will not forget in a hurry.
This was me playing the role of Simone for a medical role play examination, on behalf of a role play company I have worked with many times. Simone is a male who lived her life as a women except when she went to work. She now wants to move intro the next phase of becoming a women completely.I can’t say too much about the reactions I received from the candidates, but let’s just say that some were very good at showing empathy, understanding and support, while others…..well they just didn’t!
A serious role to perform (roughly 40 times)but also great fun, but I still prefer playing Dame at Christmas!!! lol
Adventure With Rusticus
2 September 2017
This summer I was cast to perform at the beautiful setting of Castle Howard for the brilliant Rusticus Theatre Company.
Rusticus, directed by Jon Stokes and Rebecca Jenkins, produce theatrical performances throughout the summer that are educational and fun for young and old at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues
The production of “Plant Hunters” at castle Howard had me performing many roles while at the same time running through the beautiful woodlands of the castle that was used for the filming of the TV show and 2008 film Brideshead Revisited.
Roles for me included playing, George Forrest, Pere David and Joseph Rock. All of whom were real explorers from the early 1800’s to the 1900’s, who told their stories throughout the adventure.
The audiences were fantastic as was the weather, which after my years touring Shakespeare outdoors theatre with Heartbreak productions, know only too well that is not always the case. Not only was the production great fun, I also lost a few pounds after covering roughly 19,000 steps a day while performing.
Thank you to all at rusticus.co.uk and I look forward to being part of their cast again, next time I hope with some halloween fun!
I will say this only once....
5 August 2017
I am delighted to announce I will be appearing at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield in the production of Allo allo.
I am playing the role of Gruber, the rather camp German officer.
For those who don’t know it, ‘Allo ‘Allo! was a BBC television British sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992, comprising 85 episodes. The story is set in a small-town café in German-occupied France during the Second World War.
The play is written by David Croft, who also created the series and wrote the theme music.
I am really looking forward to rehearsals and performing on such a historical beautiful stage at the theatre royal.
The dates are 3rd – 7th October 2017
Box office 01924 211 311
New Role To Play
27 July 2017
Recently I set up my own business, Inform and Perform Ltd. This is a new venture to give me a business format to the varied work I do and also a greater production value to other work I am asked to deliver involving me sourcing other actors.More details on this to follow….
But I am delighted to announce that now under the inform and perform umbrella, we will now be working as part of a very small team of trusted suppliers to Skipton Building society.
who will be responsible for delivering major components to their ongoing Leadership and culture course, as well as other varied projects including other in house training and video filming.
The society was established way back in 1853 and has a long history in the financial sector and is now the 4th largest building society in the UK, with over 100 branches and a pre tax profit back in 2015 of £146.9 million. All leaders within this organisation are involved in an in house, ongoing leadership programmes, where I will be involved using drama tools like forum theatre, hot seating and bespoke role play. Working with high level leaders is something I have experience of after delivering leadership workshops with top level members of many companies including SSE, Arqiva and Lloyds in the past, so I am really looking forward to dealing with management and leadership issues at this level, and all the challenges that can bring for any individual.
I am delighted to be involved in this long running programme now, after a london based company lost a contract of supplying actors with Skipton, after they wanted to work on a smaller elite team with more local experienced actors going forward.
It is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to many years working together with them.