In The Company Of Wolves
I was absolutely thrilled to work with Moth Sanctuary Productions on their adaptation of Angela Carter’s iconic story The Company of Wolves for Cheltenham Literature Festival Lit Crawl this year.
This deliciously dark dramatised reading was written & directed by Andrew Bate, also starring the wonderful Stephanie Hazel as Red Riding Hood.
I assisted with costume design for the Wolf & creating props to dress the performance space.
I also lent my voice for some backing vocals on Andrew Bate’s spooky cover of L’il Red Riding Hood, which he recorded to mark the event.
Xtreme Scream Park
I’ll be working at Xtreme Scream Park throughout October as a scare actor. This award-winning, immersive Halloween experience is not to be missed, if you think you’re brave enough.
I have been cast in several character roles within the attractions, including Stilton Hall Hotel & Hell Spa, and a key character role within Scare Awards Best Halloween Attraction of 2018, The Village.
Coram Boy at Nottingham Playhouse
2019 saw Nottingham Playhouse take on one of their most ambitious projects ever. Coram Boy – adapted from Jamila Gavin’s award-winning book & directed by Adam Penford – featured over 70 community cast members taking to the stage at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.
I was cast in the choir for the show. Under the careful guidance of musical director Alex Patterson, we mastered a complex score comprised of extracts from Handel’s Messiah – including the Hallelujah Chorus – as well as original pieces composed by Alex, accompanied by both string quartet and the Albert Hall’s iconic Binns Organ.
As well as singing soprano in the choir, I was chosen with a select few others to play a Gloucester Cathedral Choirboy in Act 1 of the show.
I also had the pleasure of being asked to speak on the Nottingham Playhouse podcast about rehearsals, Handel & working with the legend that is Alex Patterson.
The show was a huge success, with one night completely sold out. I’m so proud to have been a part of this incredible production.
The Alternative Book Club
Part book club, part stand-up comedy night, The Alternative Book Club is a monthly book club that has absolutely no required reading.
I’ve successfully managed to darken the tone of the evening at The Alternative Book Club twice, first with my piece on Why Literature Loves a Psychopath (you can read an adapted version here).
And with a piece on why the Evil Stepmother needs to die, once and for all.
The Alternative Book Club happens at The Bottle of Sauce in Cheltenham every second Wednesday of the month, but if you’re not local to the area, you can get your weird & wonderful literary fix with The Alternative Book Club Podcast, which I produce.