I had some new headshots taken and I am so happy with how they have come out. All credit goes to Chris Capon Media – he is a lovely person to work with, built up a good and easy rapport, and is a fantastic photographer. If you want to check his work out, give him a follow at his Instagram. Thanks so much Chris!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream streamed from GSA (Guildford School of Acting). The show’s production photos are now available in the gallery page.

I relished the chance to play Lysander, my first professional role, and I am proud of my performance, as well as honoured to have acted alongside such a talented company.

Photo: Mark Senior

Rehearsals were challenging and exhausting (many thanks to our movement director, Anna-Luiza Clasper), but also hugely enjoyable. The incredible directing talent of Jaq Bessell made the whole experience feel, very suitably, like a dream. To all of the cast and creative team, I thank you and look forward to a chance to work with you again in the future!

House Opens at 19:00

I wrote this poem in response to the imminent return of live-theatre productions after months of closed doors.

Shut doors. Shuttered windows.
A crimson glow clings like my dreams 
To the walls of my second homes - 
A new red-light district in London: 
The West-end with a broken heart.
The Globe, The Almeida, The Royal Court Theatre 
To name but a few for a start.

Post-apocalyptic streets
Of a city that hustles and bustles 
With rustles of paper
From audiences' programme’s pages
Being turned, are now silent.
And Box Office dealings of last-minute tickets
Lie sleeping, awaiting our artistic spirits.

But in the low gloom and saddening doom
Of this abyssal tunnel
Is a welcome and familiar glow:
An uncomfortably warm sight – the limelight, the spotlight
Will shine bright.
Down comes the house light.
Curtains rise to new heights.
Actors tread boards again: up-stage and down,
Critics once more don their typical frowns.

The world will breathe again.
Theatre will live again.
More vibrant and exciting than before.