Director, writer and theatre maker experienced in new writing, devising, classics and comedy. Director of touring company Mouths of Lions which creates award-winning original theatre and comedy. Trained under Cal McCrystal, Marcello Magni and Philippe Gaulier. Associate Artist with Spymonkey and currently teaching clown and collaborative writing at Rose Bruford.
Supermies | Helsinki Opera House & Finland Tour | The Fabulous Backstrom Brothers | 2021
Valentina Star Dreamer | The Place & online Schools Tour | Haste Theatre Ensemble | 2021
An interactive online family show about the first female cosmonaut supported by The Place and ACE.
Ryan Lane will be there now in a minute | Heroes, Edinburgh Fringe/Soho Theatre/VAULT | Ryan Lane | 2019/2020
A Welsh League of Gentleman meets RuPaul's Drag Race filled with lip-syncing, dance, clowning and touching autobiographical storytelling supported by ACE & Soho Theatre & Told by an Idiot.
Frills and Spills | Shorditch Town Hall/The Wardrobe Theatre/Camden People's Theatre | Stumble Trip Theatre | 2020
Bouffon show created in collaboration with dark clown Peta Lily & supported by ACE & Shorditch Town Hall
An Evening with Evie Fehilly | The Glory/London cabaret venues | Evie Fehilly | 2019
And hour of songs, dance and cabaret with the UK's No.1 award winning Drag King Evie Fehilly.
Charlie and the Christmas Cat | The Lichfield Garrick Theatre | Sarah Argent & Kevin Lewis | one month | 2019
Fun filled family show for ages 3+ which included a giant interactive snowball fight.
The Men Who Knew Everything R&D | Rosemary Branch Theatre | The Moodboard | two weeks | 2019
Film Noir clown satire exploring male privilege.
The Astonishing Singing Fish! | The Brockley Jack/UK Tour | Tice Oakfield | three weeks | 2019
A fun-filled musical comedy about a goldfish who dreams of being in Phantom of the Opera.
Tragic Scenes of Legendary Women where Snakes were (kind of) present | Limerick Festival, The Blue Elephant | Monia Baldini & Lucia Pena Pin | 2019
A cabaret clown show exploring the mystical, mythical and historical links between women and snakes.
Tohtori Zeiffal, Tohtori Zeigal ja virtahepo, jota ei koskaan saatu kiinni! | Finland tour | Georgia Murphy & Jouni Backstrom | ongoing | 2018-22
A finnish production of ‘Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal…’ a Mouths of Lions family show. Produced & translated by finnish clown company The Fabulous Backstrom Brothers.
JITTERS | Vault Festival | Finbarr Doyle & Jeda de Brie | 2019
Miniaturists new writing showcase at Vault festival. A dark comedy about the life of a children's entertainer.
Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze | Theatre Deli/ Brighton/ EdFringe | Georgia Murphy & Jessie Allam | 2018
Roald Dahl-esque family show for ages 6+ combining live music, mask & storytelling. Original story by Jessie Allam, produced by Mouths of Lions, commissioned by Jim Jam Arts, supported by ACE & Theatre Deli. Shortlisted: Primary Times Award & Broadway World Award
Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! | UK tour/ Ireland tour | Georgia Murphy |2016-18
Interactive family clown show about two expert hippo enthusiasts chasing the wild UK hippopotamus, ages 4 +. Devised by Oli Weatherly, Louise Dickinson & Georgia Murphy. Winner: Best Family Show Buxton Festival. Produced by Mouths of Lions & commissioned by Jim Jam Arts.
Girl from Ipanema | Omnibus/ BAC/ New Diorama | Georgia Murphy | 2016
Devised semi-autobiographical solo show about grief, motherhood and time travel supported by Omnibus’ Engine Room Scheme.
The Catastrophists | The Criterion | Jack Stanley | 2015
Rehearsed reading for Criterion New Writing Programme. A dark comedy set in a dystopian future.
SUPERFUNADVENTURETIMES | Camden People’s Theatre / Leeds Studio Theatre | devised | 2015
A show about the role of women in the fantasy genre. Devised by the company. Supported by Farnham Maltings and produced by Mouths of Lions.
Brief Encounters | London Bridge Live Arts Festival | Jane Gauntlett & Georgia Murphy | 2014
Interactive audio experience with storytelling & treasure hunts around Kings College London.
Cuckoo Land | Tonybee Studios/Paris | devised | 2014
Interactive performance combining skype, game play & two countries.
HAM | The Space/ The Roundhouse | Nathan Wood | 2013
New writing, a solo performance of Noah’s Ark.
Blind Date | Southwark Playhouse | Ziella Bryars | 2013
A short play produced by Little Pieces of Gold.
Skin a Cat | Bussey Building | Isley Lynn | 2013
Rehearsed reading produced by Tell Tales.
Ayodyha | The Bush | Vinay Patel | 2013
Short play produced by Theatre Renegade.
Session One | Theatre 503 | Nathan Wood | 2013
Short play produced by Rapid Write Response.
The Breakout | The Last Refuge | Anders Lustgarten | 2013
As part of Theatre Uncut.
Nothing ever happens | Rich Mix | Keziah Warner | 2013
Produced by Descent productions.
Rats Nests | Vaults | Michael Ross | 2012
Produced by Descent productions.
Health and Safety | Vaults | Rebecca Walker | 2012
Produced by Descent productions.
Stuck in the Middle | BAC | Micheal Sands | 2012
Rehearsed reading produced by Artists Anonymous.
Dirt | C -Venues, EdFringe | Nathan Wood | one month | 2012
Measure for Measure | The Albany/ Liverpool Cathedral | Shakespeare | four performances | 2008
45 min version directed as part of the Shakespeare Youth Festival and Liverpool Capital of Culture Festival.
ASSISTANT & ASSOCIATE DIRECTING INCLUDES
A Christmas Carol | Liverpool Playhouse | Spymonkey & Mathew Crosley & Ed Gaughan | five weeks | 2018/19
Assistant to Ed Gaughan on Spymonkey’s interpretation of Dickens’s classic.
Cyrano De Bergerac | Southwark Playhouse | Glyn Maxwell | one month run | 2016
Assistant to Russell Bolam & Mov. Dir Marcello Magni, starring Kathryn Hunter.
Plague of Idiots | EdFringe | devised | four weeks | 2015
Assistant to Cal McCrystal on devised clown show with clown company Plague of Idiots.
Macbeth | Shakespeare & Co/ Notre Dame Park | Shakespeare | three weeks | 2014
Assistant to Cressida Brown on an outdoor production of Macbeth.
Bed | The Brockley Jack | Jim Cartwright | four weeks | 2013
Assistant to Cecily Boys.
Released | UK Tour | devised | five weeks | 2011
Assistant to Nancy Hirst on Fringe First Winner Released.
COMMUNITY | EDUCATION | PARTICIPATION
I am an experienced workshop leader and facilitator, alongside running workshops in movement, devising and clown that have accompanied my touring shows I also tailor workshops for companies and artists on a freelance basis.
Clown for Beginners | Yellow Earth Academy | 2020
Movement & Clowning Workshops | Blue Elephant Youth Theatre | Ages 6-25 | 2018/19
Devising Workshops | Edinburgh Kids Theatre | Ages 5-10 | 2018
Making Songs Workshops | Edinburgh Kids Theatre | Ages 5-10 | 2017
Advanced Acting Course | Morley College | 2016
Teaching acting as part of the course which led to staging Love and Information as a final production with four performances.
Mouths of Lions | 2013 - present
AD of award-winning theatre company supported by Theatre Deli and Arts Council England. I plan projects, source funding, run marketing and coordinate tours.
Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze | Brighton & EdFringe | 2018
Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught! | UK tour/ London tour/ Ireland tour/ Finland tour | 2016-19
Girl from Ipanema | Omnibus/ BAC/ New Diorama | 2016
SUPERFUNADVENTURETIMES | Camden People’s Theatre | 2015
Brief Encounters | London Bridge Live Arts Festival | 2014
City Lit | 2D, 3D, Stop Motion Animation | 1 year | 2019-2020
Ecole Philippe Gaulier | Two Year Theatre & Performance Programme | 2013-2015
University of Leeds | B.A (Hons) English & Theatre (2:1) | 2008-2011
TRAINING | SKILLS
Complicite | Trained in directing & devising adaptations with Marcello Magni | two weeks | 2017
The Why Not Institute | Trained in clown with Angela De Castro | two weeks | 2017
GECKO | Trained in movement direction | one week | 2016
Told by an Idiot | Trained in directing & devising with Paul Hunter | one week | 2014
Little Angel | Trained in object manipulation, puppetry & live animation with Paper Cinema | six weeks | 2013
Young Vic Directors Scheme | Training with; David Lan, Carrie Cracknell, Maria Aberg, Joe Hill Gibbons and Natalie Abrahami | one week | 2012
Living Pictures | Trained in directing classics using Stanislavski techniques with Ian Rickson & Lyndsey Turner | two weeks | 2012
Artistic Director Internship | Placement with Battersea Arts Centre | three months | 2008
Toby Park | Artistic Director | Spymonkey | Details available upon request.
Gemma Bodinetz | Artistic Director | Liverpool Playhouse | Details available upon request.
Chloe Courtney | Producer | Contact Theatre | Manchester | Details available upon request.