I trained as an actor first. I always wanted to be an actor and still love creating and performing characters from scripted plays. I am also passionate about being deeply involved in producing plays – particularly new writing. It was while directing our final show on our actor training that I was inspired by the way I saw Alan Ayckbourn talking to our actors. I remember distinctly thinking: “I would have said that too” and I knew that this was something I need to do.

I don’t like sitting around waiting for the phone to ring or a shiny fish hook to pull me out of the stream so I would rather be out making my own work. Constantly learning and developing my skills as a director allows me to do just that. I enjoy organisation and ensuring every discipline is pulling in the same direction – employing delegation and commanding people to do their best.

I am back at university working on a MA Directing degree at University of Cumbria while also currently planning for productions in Manchester 2018.

Director CV
CV Summer 2017

Actor CV
Actor CV Summer 2017

Also CrossFit – I love CrossFit! This is a new approach to fitness to me. It is somewhat a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none when it comes to learning skills for gymnastics, weightlifting or calisthenics but having been enthused by my coaches at CrossFit Northern Soul I have taken up attending speciality classes to hone in the skills I learn at our “box” – this is what we call our gyms, its like some sort of playpen for adults! I have competed in the Rainhill Trials (now a national competition seeing people from all over the UK come to Manchester) and look to compete in as many competitions as possible as an individual or a team.