I’m a theatre artist based in Nottingham (UK)
I make contemporary performance work that plays the artificial day-to-day personas we construct for ourselves up against the darker ones we don’t like to admit exist under the surface. My practice deals with the wry discords and amusing contradictions that cut through our 21st century ‘post-truth’ age and the fantasy that everything’s OK in the world. The work itself feels strange but familiar – like a movie you might’ve seen once as a kid.
I work as a deviser, a performer, a writer, a dramaturg, a producer, a reviewer, an arts manager and a lecturer specialising in performance practice and writing for performance. I currently teach devising at De Montfort University (Leicester).
I’m one half of the creative partnership LaPelle’s Factory. The other half is Olwen Davies. LaPelle’s Factory is our vehicle for working together and with other makers. We’re company-in-residence at Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester) and we’re supported by In Good Company.
I’ve toured nationally and internationally for the last 10 years.
I look much younger than I am because I have a juvenile haircut and can’t grow a beard.
Sometimes I still get IDed in bars, but this is an inconvenience I now enjoy.
I like people so get in touch if you’d like a chat.