Gallery – Directing

“Scenes from An Imaginary Life”, adapted from the novel by David Malouf. Click here to view.

“I wanted to speak to you in person on Tuesday night but the opportunity slipped by. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed An Imaginary Life. Having read the novel I believe you have brilliantly and successfully captured the spirit of the book in your stage adaptation. Congratulations. My partner who also saw the show, but has not read the book, loved the performance and thought it was clear, cohesive and very impressive. It is wonderful to see ‘theatricality’ back in the theatre – and actors that have the ability to create a new world purely out of their bodies and voices without the aid of silly props and sets. Please pass on my kudos to your talented and brave cast and crew. I wish you the best for a fantastic season now – and for your plans in the future.”

“I’d like to congratulate you again on the show! To find a theatrical language that would equal Malouf’s extraordinary text was always to be an enormous challenge. You achieved it! (with the utmost grace, ,simplicity and bravery). I wondered what aspects of the text you would explore, because the text is so dense. Your choices for staging were so clever, and enriched entirely with physical and vocal innovation, I felt you pulled together enough threads to communicate the narrative and over-arching ideas, whilst still maintaining a strong sense of the poetic. It was beautiful, and stimulating and so creative.”

“I ran into a woman on the street in The Gap one days recently, who asked me to give you this message re. Imaginary Life “I thought the show was wonderful, and moving, a play about life. 1 never realised that there were performers out there capable of expressing themselves in that way. 1 can’t wait to see where the show is taken from here”

The Golden Age, by Louis Nowra (Golden Age Theatre)

“The cast are excellent, the music, sound and lighting unfaultable”        Scotland on Sunday

“..the company’s integrity and careful preparation shine through … superb physical and spoken acting”   The Scotsman

“ one of the most absorbing, moving and uplifting theatrical experiences of the year… “   Cumbernauld News & Chronicle

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The Promise, by Alexei Arbuzov

“a haunting quality piece of theatre”       St Andrews Citizen

“Very much an ensemble piece … deserved better than the small audience which turned out” Perth Courier

Iphigenia in Tauris by Goethe

“ .. phenomenal skills of the cast and the lucid precision of the direction.. without the clutter of props and machines to distract from the poetry of the drama and the dynamics of the characters’ emotions”    The List

“tightly paced direction, a pared-down set, eerily effective lighting and music..” The Herald

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Alan Sillitoe) adapted by Steven Jamieson and Paul Brennan

“Superbly executed… performed with wit and raw energy”   The Independent

“… highly charged and compelling performance”       The Scotsman

“powerful and poetic script, stark staging and talented commitments… “  Dundee Courrier

“…quality production…poetry in motion”       Edinburgh Evening News

“Minimally yet imaginatively staged and confidently performed … a funny, furious and passionate piece of drama”        The List

Pericles by William Shakespeare

“audience left shocked to realise Shakespeare could be this good … enthralling ..nifty choreography… excellent acting ..action packed show – I loved it”     Edinburgh Evening News

“…small space proves no restriction to Golden Age Theatre’s robust energy… they outreach their immediate environment to create a visually charged wider world… strength of the performances, tightly choreographed scenes, highly efficient lighting, striking use of music with a haunting score… truly absorbing”      The Herald