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Biography

Education & Early Career

King Henry VIII School, Coventry
Cardiff University, BA Honours Degree in Philosophy
Bristol University, Postgraduate Diploma in Drama

1960-64
1964-67
1967-68

Stage Manager at The Gateway Theatre, Chester and The Mermaid Theatre, London. Assistant Director on The Tempest (Director Jonathan Miller), Exiles (Director Harold Pinter), Saint Joan (Director Bernard Miles).

1968-72

Associate Director Dark and Light Theatre, a multiracial company based in Brixton, London. Productions: The Tenant (Richard Crane), The Slave (Leroi Jones), Boesman and Lena (Fugard), The Emperor Jones (O'Neill).

1972-75

Drama Consultant to Edinburgh City Education Authority and freelance director of productions for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (A Dolls House, A Place in Class, Animal Farm) and local large-scale Community Projects in found spaces.

1975-78

Artistic Director, TAG Theatre Company, based at the Citizens Theatre Glasgow (1978-84)

Greek Berkoff
A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare
East Berkoff
The Caretaker Pinter
Gotcha Keeffe
Ragtime Hind
Wizard Krunch's Master Plan Carey
Timephase Hayles
The Jimmy Scrooge Story Evaristi
The Birthday Party Pinter

Mother Courage and her Children Brecht
Merlin the Magnificent Paterson
Waiting for Godot Beckett
Macbeth Shakespeare
Animal Farm Orwell/Wooldridge
The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare
Only Four to Go Six Plays by Young Playwrights
Twelfth Night Shakespeare
The Saint Valentine's Day Show Hind
Write-On Nine Plays by Young Playwrights

Artistic Director, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh (1984-93)

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare
Merlin Dorst
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare
The Crucible Miller
The Odd Couple Simon
Juno and the Paycock O'Casey
Othello Shakespeare
The House of Bernarda Alba Lorca
Hobson's Choice Brighouse
Trivial Pursuits McGrath
Death of a Salesman Miller
The Glass Menagerie Williams
Alice in Wonderland Carroll
A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare
A Streetcar Named Desire Williams
The Nutcracker Suite Boyle/Arnold
The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde
The Homecoming Pinter
Arms and the Man Shaw
Doctor Faustus Marlowe

Merlin - The Search for the Grail Dorst
The School for Wives Moliere
The Marriage of Figaro Beaumarchais
Comedians Griffiths
Hiawatha Longfellow
Look Back in Anger Osborne
The Slab Boys Byrne
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee
A View from the Bridge Miller
Mr Bolfry Bridie
Mother Courage and Her Children Brecht
The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare
Three Sisters Chekhov
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Dario Fo
The Beggar's Opera Gay
Tartuffe Moliere
The Snow Queen Andersen/Paterson
The Weavers Hauptmann
Merlin the Magnificent Paterson
Woyzeck Buchner

Freelance Productions (1993-Present)

Southern Shakespeare Festival, USA
Glasgow Mayfest
The Fire Station, Oxford
Citizens Theatre Company, Glasgow
Wildcat Theatre Company at Theatre Royal, Stratford East
7:84 Theatre Company
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Citizens Theatre Company, Glasgow
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Southern Shakespeare Festival, USA
Cornell Center for Theatre Arts, New York
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City
Teatro Facetas, Santiago, Chile
Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare
The Climbing Boy MacDougal
Dorothy L Kenney
Beauty and the Beast Prenderghast
Any Minute Now
Screw the Bobbin Hannan/McGrath
The Bubble Boy Glover
The Snow Queen Paterson
Fighting Mac MacKenzie
The Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare
The Tempest Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare
Wozzeck Buchner
Macbeth Shakespeare

Drama School Productions

BADA

Roberto Zucco Koltes
The Trial Kafka/Berkoff
Macbeth Shakespeare
Blood Wedding Lorca
Yerma Lorca
The Comedy of Errors Shakespeare
4.48 Psychosis Kane
Iphigeneia in Aulis Euripides/Teevan
Medea Euripides/Lochhead
Alcestis Euripides/Hughes
Elektra Euripides/McLeish
Oh, the Humanity Eno

The Arsonists Frisch/Beaton
Five Kinds of Silence Stephenson
King Lear Shakespeare
Product Ravenhill
Hamlet Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare
The Three Sisters Chekhov
A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich Brecht
Doña Rosita the Spinster Lorca
Woyzeck Buchner
Crave Kane
Contractions Bartlett

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Richard III Shakespeare
Road Cartwright

Troilus and Cressida Shakespeare
Coriolanus Shakespeare

Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh

The Glass Menagerie Williams

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