North East UK-born, Malta-based theatre-maker, director, playwright, football lover, sci-fi nut, serial theatre and movie-goer, Whovian, lover of good literature and husband to the beautiful Michelle...
I created this site because my endless experiences needed a place to live. Now, the projects I'm working on and the ones I have done can live on.
It also offers people the opportunity to see who I am, what I do and give anyone the chance to contact me should they want to talk about future collaborations.
My journey is ongoing and has been varied; but my life's work continues to be to assist people to reach their full potential and I strive to leave a legacy that shows that I made a difference.
l-r David Bartolo (Boxer) Clara Abdilla Joslin (Clover) Adrian Farrugia (Napoleon) and Kurt Zammit (Squealer) in George Orwell's Animal Farm
Blue Box, Masquerade Malta 6-9 October 2022
Picture courtesy of Christine Muscat-Azzopardi
Theatre Director & Playwright ~ since March 1984
Currently freelance theatre director based in Malta.
Formerly CEO and Artistic Director of Merseyside's Black Box Theatre Company, producing adaptations of classic text, school curriculum-based workshops and a variety of new writing reaching an estimated five million people and young children across the UK over a twenty-three year period.
Award winner: Manchester's Contact Theatre New Writing for the Stage Award; Nowhere Man (1994). Buxton Fringe (2006) Best Play for Young Audiences with Five Go Mad in Buxton. Liverpool's Write Now Festival Best New Play 2012 with Catfish Therapy.
As well as those listed on this site there are over fifty adaptations of classics which are available upon request
Learning & Development Specialist ~ since 2002
Highly knowledgeable and skilled Learning And Development Specialist with excellent interpersonal skills and strong abilities in designing, conducting, and implementing training and educational programmes working closely with such companies as Multitude, Severn Trent Water, Nissan, Merseyside Fire Service, Merseyside Police, Knowsley Borough Council among others
Learning & Development... empowering others' growth and developing their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to drive better business performance
Picture courtesy of Teatru Malta
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCE
Click on the image to read the first twenty or so pages of each text; then if you like what you see, email for the full version
1M / 3F / 1MorF
Contemporary, single set, current issues, award-winning drama
Modern, psychologial thriller, single set, award-winning.
4M / 4F / +extras
Festive farce, single set.
One-woman, period drama, single set.
Masters Degree, Northumbria University
October 1983 - May 1986
English Literature and Theatre Studies Joint Honour's Degree (2:1)
Post Graduate Diploma, ARTTS International
March 1990 -April 1991
A one-year hands-on post grad course directing, production management in theatre, film, television and radio.
Post Graduate Degree,
September 1994 - June 1995
|Qualification in teaching Performing Arts and Theatre Studies.
The Inconsistent Whisper of Insanity
3M / 5F / +extras
Period drama, Greek Chorus, award-winning.
3M / 3F / 1MorF
Single set, gritty, psychological award-winning drama
AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS
Community pieces, large and small scale Shakespeare adaptations, classic test, Christmas shows... you name it, I got it.
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