ABOUT

My work is characterised by a desire to collaborate, build trust within a group and help others do their best work. These qualities are what connects my work in all its various forms.

 

I am the Founder and Artistic Director of Cyphers Theatre Company, a company that specialises in bold, ensemble adaptations of classic stories. As a freelance director, I work mostly with new writing, often supporting writers right through from initial idea to performance.

As well as directing and making shows with professionals, I work a lot with young people to facilitate their creativity and confidence through theatre. 

I also use my experience within theatre and sport to provide coaching for those in education and business. I run The Academic's Voice and through this coach academic staff to develop their communication skills, vocal technique and confidence.

 

Outside of work, I am an avid follower of cricket. As a teenager, I played cricket for Berkshire CCC and Buckinghamshire CCC, and I still play for Basingstoke and North Hants CC. I am a qualified Level 2 coach and still coach young cricketers whenever I get the chance.

 

I have a first-class degree in History from King’s College London, where I specialised in Medieval English and European History. I am still fascinated by the past, where we have come from and the role history plays in our sense of identity.