I have been a stage actor for many years. Early on, I was in musicals such as Godspell (which toured Germany) and the Arnold Bennett adaptation The Card, as well as Ernest in The Importance of Being Ernest. My first professional role was for 'the seminal physical theatre company' (Prof Mike Pearson, Uni. of Wales) RAT Theatre company in a show called Suit of Lights about bullfighting and in which I came off stage literally with bloodied limbs. I then played in a variety of more traditional plays by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Chekov, Brecht, Strindberg, Ayckbourn, Priestly and Howard Barker.
At Uni I worked with director and artist Shabnam Shabazi and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival acted in the children's play Princess and Gay Sweat Shop's This Island's Mine by Philip Osment. For Barebones Theatre Company I was the Marquis de Sade in a very physical rendition of Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade and acted in and co-wrote (with Caz Tricks) The Collector adapted from John Fowles' novel.
I played Snout from a Midsummers Night's Dream as part of the RSC's Open Stages programme and Macbeth for the Open Theatre Group's production of Shakespeare's tragedy. For several years I toured and worked as both an actor and writer with Voices of the Holocaust.
In June 2015 I completed a nationwide tour as the tour manager and CSM on Big Pants and Botox by Louise Roche, starring Mary Jo Randle (Wolf Hall, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman, Another Year, The Bill).
As both writer and actor with Carabosse Theatre Company I worked on the large cast adaptation of Mervyn Peake's Penguin Classic Gormenghast which was endorsed (and praised) by his son Fabian Peake. At present I continue working with Carabosse.