I started off the year working with Southwark Playhouse as Stage Manager on their opening production of 'Wind in the Willows', with the Elder's Company. The Upcoming said about the show 'Their enthusiasm is clear on the stage, as they manage to maintain high energy throughout the entire show.' Photo Credit: Tom Chaplin
February: Tales of Transatlantic Freedom Boston
In February I returned to work as Production and stage manager with Yard Heads international on Tales of Transatlantic Freedom. This time in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
March: Spring Spectacular
I worked as Musical Director and event organised for the Spring Spectacular at Brent Youth Theatre. It was a busy month, working with the creative learning team at Southwark Playhouse, as Stage Manager on their Hamlet schools project in the Tiny.
April Tales of Transatlantic Freedom Charlotte
In April, I once again acted at Stage and Production Manager for Tale of Transatlantic Freedom, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show sold out and connected with the local community as part of the Shout Festival.
Photo Credit: Ivica Bilich
June: Queer Cabaret
I continued by work with Car Crash Productions, acting as creative director for the Queer Cabaret, and designing simple lighting for the show.
Photo Credit: Meisu
June: We're Alive
June was a busy month, working as Co-Director and Musical Director/Composer on the Stork Project's 'We're Alive'. A new musical written with and performed by Ukrainian Refugees.
Photo Credit: Vika
July: Beneath the Surface
For the last year i've been working with the younger youth theatre from Brent Youth Theatre as their director and musical director. Their show focuses on how you react to monster and fear in life, and the positive and negatives of those reactions.
July: The Supermarket
Working with the older group at Brent Youth Theatre, I Co-Directed, wrote music for and Lighting Designed their production. The show focuses on how monsters are made and how we act when put under "extenuating circumstances".
July: Windrush 75
A short series of plays commissioned by the Southwark Playhouse to celebrate 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush generation. All plays were written by young people from local schools and performed at the Southwark with excellent professional actors. I stage managed and did a simple lighting design for the 2nd and 3rd Windrush Productions.
August: Tales of Transatlantic Freedom
For the third time this year, I am revisiting Tales of Transatlantic Freedom, back at its place of creation, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In an extended version of the show, we are part of the Made in Scotland showcase.
In September with my company, Car Crash Productions, presents FLUX. A series of 5 shorts about Mental Health, for World Mental Health Day. I wrote 3 of the shorts mainly focused around anxiety and ageing.
Throughout October, November and December I'm working as Technical Stage Manager for the Immersive 1984 at Hackney Town Hall. Operating technical elements of the show nightly and turning around spaces.
Photo Credit: The Other Richard
I'm excited to return to Adult Panto land for the 4th year running, this time returning to Car Crash Prodctuion with a play written by Jack McCann, NOTivity.