Theatre director, playwright, actor and business consultant

Theatre director, writer, actor and business consultant

He is a qualified business trainer and for the past 16 years has combined his various theatre activities with teaching these Communication Skills Programmes to a wide range of business organisations.
He works with delegates as a director works with actors and uses his extensive theatre experiences to help develop within the delegates the thought-processes, mental disciplines and performing techniques of the professional performer.
Through the processes of discussion, explanation and participation, his highly-commended workshops, seminars and one-to-one consultations are non-threatening, non-competitive, informal and fun.

Clients he has worked with include;  Cornhill Insurance,  Alliance and Leicester;  Virgin Mobile,  Euphony Communications,  Coca-Cola,  HSBC, Q-Parks, Invesco Perpetual, JPMorgan and Vauxhall.

He is also an experienced speaker with a selection of entertaining, anecdotal and motivational speaking topics that are regularly utilised for conference days, business meetings and events etc.

He has directed in repertory theatre, on the London Fringe, at the Edinburgh Festival,  in Israel (directing in Hebrew),  in Vienna (directing in English), on numerous U.K. touring productions and Summer Seasons, and in the West End of London, and has had the pleasure of directing, among others;  Brian Murphy,  Judy Cornwell,  Victor Spinetti,  Carmen Silvera,  Art Malik,  Rula Lenska,  Henry McGee,  Trevor Bannister,  Nicholas Ball,  Gareth Hunt, Kim Hartman, Liza Goddard, Susan Penhaligon and Bill Pertwee.

He has written fifteen stage plays, and uses his writing experience to help delegates with speechwriting.  His four comedies, ‘You’re Only Young Twice’, ‘It’s Never Too Late’, ‘That’s Love’ and ‘My Dog’s Got No Nose’, have been published by Josef  Weinbergers.   His one-man play ‘Hovering’ was nominated for an award at the ’97 Edinburgh Festival, and his new play ‘Haunted’, had it’s World Premiere National Tour Spring 2012.  ‘Scared To Death’, his new ghost play, will have it’s World Premiere September 2012.

As an actor notable West End appearances have included the lead role in the award-winning  ‘Children of a Lesser God’, the long-running comedy ‘Run For Your Wife’, and the ‘Odd Couple’ alongside Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.  Others he’s had the pleasure of working with in the theatre include;  Eric Sykes,  Les Dawson,  Honor Blackman,  Lionel Jeffries,  Una Stubbs,  Lorraine Chase,  Patrick Mower, Windsor Davies,  Britt Ekland, and Ralph Bates.

Television appearances include;  ‘London’s Burning’,  ‘The Bill’,  ‘2.4 Children’,  ‘Fools Gold’ with Sean Bean,  ‘Minder’ with George Cole,  ‘Nelson’s Column’ with John Gordon Sinclair,  ‘Eastenders’ with Barbara Windsor,  and Bronco in ‘Only Fools and Horses’ with David Jason and John Challis.

Productions of ‘various’ of his own plays are currently being presented in Hungary, Israel, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.