I’m a theatre artist based in Nottingham (UK)
I make contemporary performance that plays with the shiny day-to-day personas we build for ourselves to mask the darker ones we don’t like to admit exist under the surface. The work feels strange but familiar like a movie you might’ve seen once as a kid. It deals with wry discords and amusing contradictions that cut through the fantasy that everything’s OK in the world.
I’ve worked as a deviser, a performer, a writer, a dramaturg, a producer, a reviewer, a company manager, a crap LX technician and a guy that sells ice cream at the interval. I lecture at HE institutions 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, a dangerous yin to my more gentle yang. 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 over the course of 10-ish 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.