I am a founding member and co-artistic director of Theatre Delicatessen.
Through the innovative use of empty buildings to establish ‘pop-up’ performance spaces and creative hubs, of the leading lights of the UK’s immersive theatre scene. At the same time, the company has developed an important artist development scheme, supporting emerging theatre makers who are working at the cutting edge of theatre practice.
In February 2011, The Observer recognised the impact that Theatre Delicatessen had made when they profiled the company as one of the “Bright Young Things Changing British Theatre”.
For Theatre Delicatessen, I have directed Henry V, conceived and directed Pedal Pusher (295 Regent Street; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Norsk Litturfestival, Cavendish Club and Fanshen (both 295 Regent Street). Prior to this, I was awarded the RSC “Buzz Goodbody” Award for his revival of David Hare’s The Absence of War (NSDF and Venue 45).
I tend to use the title ‘theatremaker’ rather than director as I feel it better describes the scope of work I am involved in.
This usually entails elements of devising, writing and increasingly producing – both for Theatre Delicatessen and for many of the exciting young companies with whom we have the privilege to work.