There's a lot of detail here, which is now only of historical interest.
I retired from Hull University in 2015.
As for other work, I'll be open to offers for a while yet.
Some of the entries below ( the blue ones) are also links to other pages: production photos, texts of papers, etc.
Born February, 1947.
B.A. Hons. Drama, Manchester University 1968
Diploma in Drama (Directing), Mc University 1969
Arts Council Trainee Director 1969/70
(with 69 Theatre Co.,now Royal Exchange)
Part-time lecturer, Bolton Inst.Technology 1970/71
(Freelance work - see below)
Actor/Director, Watford Palace Theatre 1971
Lecturer, Huddersfield Polytechnic 1971-74
Lecturer Hull University Department of Drama, 1974 - 2015
(Director of Performance from 2008).
Visiting Tutor in Stage Design,
A.R.T.T.S. INTERNATIONAL Feb-March 1990
H.E.F.C.E. Subject Specialist Assessor in Drama 1996 –8
Q.A.A.H.E. Subject Specialist Assessor in Fine Art (Stage Design)
1998 - 20004
1969 Director/Designer The Well of the Saints (Synge)
Manchester University Theatre
Designer/Actor Escurial (de Ghelderode) C.C.T.V. project.
Director Escurial re-staged for theatre, M.U.T.
1969 (for 69 Theatre Co.):
Assistant Director The Tempest dir. Michael Elliot
Director Deirdre (Yeats)
Director The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
Assistant Director Erb (Trevor Peacock) dir. Braham Murray
1970 Director A Season of Irish Drama, The Stables Theatre Club, Mc.
The End of the Beginning (O'Casey)
The Shadow of the Glen (Synge)
Director A Collier's Friday Night (Lawrence), Playhouse 2
Director/Designer EH? (Livings), Playhouse 2
1971 Assistant Director Oh What a Lovely War! ! dir. Mick Jones
(Watford Palace Theatre)
Writer/Director/Actor Moctezuma T.I.E. Project, Watford Th.
1972 Designer Treasure Island (for Kenneth Vaughan at
Blackburn Community Theatre)
1973 Director/Designer Spring Awakening (Wedekind)
Production Work, Hull University Drama Department:
1974 Director/Designer The Countess Cathleen (Yeats)
Gulbenkian Studio Theatre, Hull
1976 Director/Designer The Great God Brown (O'Neill)
1977 Director A Night Out (Pinter)
1978 Director A View From the Bridge (Miller)
1980 Director/Designer Indians! (Kopit)
Designer Minna von Barnhelm (Lessing)
1982 Director/Designer Gotz von Berlichingen (Goethe)
1983 Designer Look Back in Anger (Osborne)
1984 Director The Castle Spectre (Lewis)
The Old Grammar School, Hull
1985 Designer Murder in the Cathedral (Eliot)
Gulbenkian Theatre & Church Tour
1986 Director Troilus and Cressida (S/peare)
Designer The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde)
1987 Director Spring Awakening (Wedekind)
1990 Director/Designer THE POWER OF DARKNESS
1992 Director/Designer The Gang (Szchokke)
1994 Director/Designer THE BIRDS (Aristophanes)
Adaptation/Direction/Design Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1996 Designer Time and the Room (Botho Strauss)
Donald Roy (formerly Gulbenkian) Theatre
1997 Adaptation/Direction Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
1998 Director/Designer Reckless Saints (Amelia Morrey)
2001 Director/Designer CAMINO REAL (Williams)
2005 Translation/Adaptation/Direction/Design THE SUPERMALE (Jarry)
Adaptation/Direction Calamity and Belle (Bendall&Wronsky)
2008 Project Director SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR (devised)
2011 Set Designer The Winter's Tale
2012 Translation, design, performance in Escurial (de Ghelderode)
2014 Designer, Three Plays by J.M.Synge,
( Director, Riders to the Sea)
Opera Productions, University of Hull
1981 Designer THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Britten)
1983 Director/Designer THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Stravinsky)
1985 Director/Designer HANS HEILING (Marschner)
1987 Director EDGAR (Puccini)
1989 Director/Designer LA GIOCONDA (Ponchielli)
1991 Director/Designer GWENDOLINE (Chabrier)
1993 Director/Designer A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET (Delius)
2003 Director/Designer DIDO AND AENEAS (Purcell)
For Hull Truck Theatre Company:
Summer 1988 Set Design A Midsummer Night's Dream (dir. Richard Lewis) at Spring Street Theatre
Autumn 1988 Set Design The Jungle Book ( Youth Theatre production)
Summer 1989 Set and Costume Design Northern Lights (Harrison, dir.Robert Sian) Spring St. and national tour.
Set and Costume Design, Twelfth Night (dir.John Godber) Spring Street and national tour.
AUTUMN 1990 Adaptation and Set Design Treasure Island (dir. John Godber) Spring Street Theatre
Spring 1990 Director/Designer Tom Jones Scunthorpe Civic Theatre. (for Scunthorpe Festival)
Jan –Mar 1997 Set Designer What Did You Say? (Hawkins) Remould Theatre Company. National Tour.
Nov-Dec 1998 Designer Cinderella at H.M.Prison Everthorpe.
For J&S Productions (Fashion Shows)
Set design Autumn 1986 untitled
Autumn 1987 "Winter Warmth"
Autumn 1988 "Autumn Gold"
Spring 1989 "Spring Into Summer"
Autumn 1989 "Fashion Roulette"
For Peter Black (Leisure) Ltd.:
Design and installation of display settings, PETER BLACK CAR MUSEUM,
at Hornsea Pottery Open Jan 1989.
Painting and Photography
1979 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts. Posterngate Gallery,Hull.
Regional Artists' Exhibition. 2 works
1979/80 Ferens Art Gallery,Hull. Winter Exhibition. 2 works.
1980/81 Solo exhibition of pictures
(photographs and photo-paintings),
Hull, York(Theatre Royal), London (Young Vic.)
1983-7 Photographer to Hulltruck T.C. All productions.
Publications and Research:
1991 Article: The Power of Darkness and The Power of Space in Studies in Theatre Production vol.3
Cries to Penetrate the Screams (Review) T.H.E.S.
1992 Video Presentation and Paper (ACTING IN MELODRAMA)
to International Conference on Melodrama, London University,
1993 Paper:Contemporary Popular Entertainment; an initiative in collaborative course planning.
to Standing Conference of University Drama Departments, March 93
Article: Bread and Circuses in Studies in Theatre Production vol 7
1994 (June) Paper: THE LANGUAGE OF STAGE SPACE: Anthropology in the Service of Stage Design
to XIIth Annual Congress of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH, MOSCOW
1994 (Sept) Paper Oh No it Isn't!! Toward a functionalist (re)Definition of Pantomime
to the Popular Theatre Conference, John Moores University, Liverpool.
And published in Popular Theatres? (Ed. R. Merkin), Liverpool J.M.U.Press 1996
1995 Paper MASKS AND PLACES ; An experiment in the politics of stage space
to the Scenography Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research, at the PRAGUE QUADRENNIALE, 1995.
1996 Paper Sermons in Stones
to the International Federation for Theatre Research. Conference in Tel Aviv
And published in
1999 Theatre and Holy Scripture. (Shimon Levy, ed.) Sussex Academic Press.
1997 Paper A Proper Pantomime; Paradox and Permission in English Popular Theatre.
to International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Puebla, Mexico
Paper Two Views of a Room: Problems of Signification in Scenic Representation
to IFTR Working Group in Scenography Puebla, Mexico.
1998 Paper The Empty Space - Not!!
to Scenography Working Group, IFTR International Congress, U. Kent at Canterbury
1999 Published Report FROM THE CHERRY ORCHARD TO THE FUTURE:
An evaluation of the National Theatre Academy of Finland
(with K.Grede, K.Lonka, G.Roman)
Public Lecture (Ferens Fine Art Lecture) TO BEHOLD THE SWELLING SCENE: The Emergence of ‘scenography’ in
2000 and published in SCENOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL (e-journal)
Exhibit: design for Reckless Saints in Society of British Theatre Designers exhibition TIME AND SPACE, Royal College of Art,
March –April, and published in exhibition catalogue.
Paper Here There and Everywhere: Past, Present and Presence in Postmodern Theatre
at the conference THEATRICAL SPACE IN POSTMODERN TIMES organised by the Scenography Working Group, IFTR and the
Theatre Institute, Prague.
Jan 2001 and published in Space and the PostModern Stage ed. E Eynat-Confino
2001 The Moebius Strip in Mock (ed) Performing Processes ( Intellect)
2003 Paper SCENOGRAPHY AND DRAMATURGY : staging Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
to conference DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, Loughborough University
Paper Where the Antic Sits to conference CLOWNS, FOOLS AND PICAROS,
Queens University, Belfast.
and published in Clowns,Fools and Picaros (ed.D.Robb)
2006 Paper The Politics of Performance : some questions arising from an adaptation of Jarry's The Supermale
to congress of International University Theatre Association, Urbino, Italy
published in Actors in University Theatre
2008 Paper Staging the Unstageable: the Scenography of The Supermale
to conference PERFORMING LITERATURES, University of Leeds
Honorary Positions Held
1983-1990 Chairman, Board of Directors, Hulltruck Theatre Co.
1984-1989 Drama Consultant, Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts
1986 -1990 Opera Adviser, Arts Council of Great Britain
1996 –2003 Co-Convenor, Scenography Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research.
1998 –ongoing Advisorial Board, Scenography International
University College of Ripon and York St. John, University of Leeds
University of Plymouth
Bretton Hall, University of Leeds
Cleveland College of Art and Design, University of Teesside
University of Lincoln
University of Central England
London Metropolitan University
2014 Director Hyri O Mari (The Miracles of Mary) (Martinu)