BiographyOver the last thirty years I have performed major roles at the RSC, National Theatre and English Touring Theatre. I have also worked extensively in film, TV and radio.
From 2001-2006 I ran Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre, which I set up as a company to offer Shakespeare to children with no access to the arts. During this time I directed Dreams and Voices, a film that documents her work with children on the autism spectrum and is available to watch on the Routledge Performance archive. Since 2009 I have worked with children on the autism spectrum at The Village School in Brent. In June 2014 I directed The Tempest for children with autism, which performed in Stratford upon Avon and Columbus Ohio.
I have directed numerous productions of Shakespeare for UK and US students including The Tempest, King Lear, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline,Macbeth and Hamlet – firstly with an all female cast and secondly with students at Central School of Speech and Drama. I also teach Shakespeare to students both in the UK and the US. My second book - Cracking Shakespeare; A hands-on guide for actors and directors - will be published by Methuen in 2015.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have over thirty years professional experience working in theatre.
Published: Apr 14, 2015
A six minute film with footage from the production plus interviews with myself and the actors.