C.V.

Career Summary:

Over the past eight years, I have worked in a range of roles & creative environments, predominately in Musical and Digital Theatre. I ran a successful community & youth theatre production company in the East Midlands for six years, before moving to London to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then, I have grown a successful freelance career & continue to produce a variety of work through MPTheatricals. At the core of all my work, I focus on developing creatives, talent and artists through bespoke support, opportunities and productions.

 

I have worked as Director, Video Designer, Producer or Assistant to Southwark Playhouse, ALPMusicals, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Derby Theatre, Curve Theatre, The Lowry, The MTA, University of the Arts Philadelphia, Watford Palace Theatre, The Other Palace/LW Theatres, Vaudeville Theatre as part of NIMAX’s Rising Stars Festival, Aria Entertainment & my own produced work through MPTheatricals.

Where I Am Now:

I am currently a self-represented freelancer, working in various Digital, Video Design, Producing & Directing roles. I produce and develop new LGBTQ+ focused musicals through my company MPTheatricals on an ongoing basis.

Artistic Mission:

  • Provide a passion, excitement and energy for creating unforgettable theatre

  • Question and explore the future of musical theatre, experimenting with sound, style and stories

  • Support & amplify LGBTQ+ voices & artists

  • Innovate and explore how video design can interact and enhance theatrical performance

  • Developing bespoke programmes and seasons of work that dare to take bold creative risks

 

December 2021 | SANTA MUST DIE! | by Rosie MacPherson

Video Designer

Creating integrated captions for songs as animated lyric videos and producing comical adverts interlaced throughout the gig theatre piece.

November 2021 | RUMI | by Dana Al Fardan & Nadim Nassam

London Coliseum 

Video Designer

Creating a 3D animated moon, sun and additional textures for the semi-staged concert production.

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October 2021 | SNOWFLAKE | by Lewis Cornay

The Lowry, Salford Quays

Producer/Video Designer

Producing a semi-staged concert production as part of The Lowry’s REWRITES festival and creating a scrapbook inspired video design.

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September 2021 | MAGDELENE | by Mary Galloway

Arcola Outside

Associate Video Designer (Director: Julia Locassio)

Creating new material and reprogramming/editing Sapphire Goss’ initial video design.

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August-September 2021 | Big Watford Bunting 

Watford Palace Theatre

Digital Artist

Creating an interactive, digital database and experience of 600 bunting pieces created by the local community.

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July-August 2021 | BUFFERING... & Buffergram 

Watford Palace Theatre Young Company

Assistant Director with Digital Focus (Director - Vedi Roy)

Assisting the devising process & creating a web-based digital outlet for the participants.

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June 2021 | Is He Musical? | by Jude Taylor

MPTheatricals - Curve Theatre

Director/Producer

Running a two-day workshop after commissioning and developing remotely the musical from February 2021

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June 2021 | 34 | by Drew Dillion

Aria Entertainment - The Lowry

Video Designer (Director: Bronagh Lagan)

Providing location, neon and particle effects for a workshop production as part of the Lowry’s REWRITES festival. Click here for Showreel

May 2021 | Public Domain | by Forristal and Clarke

ALPMusicals - Vaudeville Theatre

Video Designer/Associate Director​

Providing a continuous video design simulating the world of the internet whilst working as associate to provide a dramaturgical link between the video design and the staging. Showreel Coming Soon.

April-May 2021 | The Money | by Isla Van Tricht

represent - Southwark Playhouse

Digital Stage Manager (Director: Guy Woolf)

Operating and managing the three week zoom play, ensuring smooth technical production on behalf of theatrical.solutions

May 2021 | Lewis, Grace & Friends

MPTheatricals - stream.theatre

Producer/Editor

Organising & editing an hour-long cabaret featuring a West End cast as part of fundraising efforts to develop new musical Snowflake

April 2021 | The Blazing World | by Brandy Hoang Collier & Sean Eads

University of the Arts, Philadelphia - Polyphone Festival

Video Editor & Designer (Director: Zi Alikhan)

Providing location, neon and particle effects for a workshop production as part of the Lowry’s REWRITES festival. Showreel Coming Soon.

February 2021 | QUEERME

MPTheatricals - Digital

Producer/Curator

Commissioning eight writing teams to create a song exploring LGBTQ+ history. Click here to watch.

January 2021 | Public Domain | by Forristal & Clarke

ALPMusicals - Southwark Playhouse (Digital)

Video Designer & Associate Director (Director: Adam Lenson)

Creating a fully integrated video design for the social media based musical. Effects work & design included overlays, glitches, found footage editing, vlogger effects

December 2020 | Wilf Goes Wild | by Sarah Middleton & Josh Sneesby

MPTheatricals - Digital

Director/Producer/Video Editor

Commissioning, developing, voice directing and editing the fifteen-minute musical pilot. Received Arts Council funding (under 15k). 

Click here to watch.

November 2020 | Subway | by Gus Gowland

MPTheatricals - Audio

Director/Producer

Ten-minute musical short starring Nicholas McLean and Jack Reitman, streaming on all major music platforms.

October 2020 | SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT | by Hilmi Jaidin

ALPMusicals - Digital

Video Designer (Director: Adam Lenson)

Providing overlays and fake video game design for the live-streamed new musical.

October 2020 | Ordinary Days

Top Note Arts - Digital

Viedo Editor (Director: Leah Fogo)

Editing and video design for remotely filmed, ninety-minute digital production

October 2020 | Make Me Infamous | by Jude Taylor

MPTheatricals - Digital

Producer/Editor

Overseeing production and distribution of a radio adaptation, featuring a cast of sixteen actors & three creatives, produced entirely over lockdown. Available at www.mptheatricals.co.uk/make-me-infamous

October 2020 | MA Music Theatre Catch Up Productions

The Limit | by Freya Smith & Jack Williams

Catch Me | by Christian Czorynj & Arnoud Breitbarth

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama | Streamed Films

Assistant Director

Student production for the MA Music Theatre 2020 cohort, rehearsing two casts per production. Responsibilities include teaching staging, cover rehearsals, acting through song & character development

September 2020 | Coming Home | by Annemarie Lewis Thomas

The MTA - Digital

Video Editor/Associate Director

Editing and co-directing a student production featuring 18 students remotely

October 2020 | Snowflake: Visual EP | by Lewis Cornay

MPTheatricals - Digital

Video Editor/Producer

Editing and organising 40 performers creating an interlinking series of music videos introducing the world of the new musical.

Finalist at the Offies 2020 – OnComm Award for Innovation | Click here to watch

June-July 2020 | MTPRIDE

MPTheatricals/Queerly Productions/ALPMusicals/Musical Theatre Network/Mercury Musical Development | Digital Festival

Co-Curator/Producer

Co-curating and producing a three-week digital festival of events celebrating LGBTQ+ performers and creatives in new musical theatre.

Click here to watch

June 2020 | QUEERED Volume 1

MPTheatricals - Digital

Director/Editor

Creating a ninety-minute showcase of queer talent, performing reframed musical theatre classics to have a queer narrative. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB-DRkm0w0c

April-May 2020 | on hope: a digital song cycle | by Sixty Song Writers & Teams

The Other Palace & MPTheatricals

Director/Co-Curator/Producer

Working with dramaturg Victoria Saxton & producer Kiki Stevenson to collaborate with sixty writing teams around the world to create a three-part, song cycle showcasing new songs themed around hope, produced entirely remotely at the height of lockdown. Click here to watch

March 2020 | STAGES: A Video Game Musical | by Christian Czornyj

ALPMusicals - VAULTS Festival

Assistant Director/Stage Manager (Director: Adam Lenson)

Assisting director Adam Lenson and writer Christian Czornyj on a choose your own adventure musical & ensuring a smooth operating of the show as stage manager

February 2020 | Plaza: A Devised Musical

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Webber Douglas Theatre

Assistant Director/Video Designer (Director: Maja Milatovic-Ovadia

Student production for the MA Music Theatre 2020 cohort

September 2019 | Carrie The Musical

Regis Theatre - Duchess Theatre

Movement Director/Production Designer

Community production with 16 actors

August 2019 | Chicago: School Edition

Creatio - Duchess Theatre

Director/Producer

Youth theatre production with 12 young people aged 13-18

July 2019 | American Idiot

MTExperiements

Director/Video Designer/Producer

Community production with 35 actors

May 2019 | Into the Woods

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Embassy Theatre

Assistant Director (Director: Adam Lenson)

Student production for the MA Music Theatre 2019 cohort

February 2019 | The Tunnel: A Devised Musical

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Webber Douglas Theatre

Assistant Director (Director: Maja Milatovic-Ovadia)

Student production for the MA Music Theatre 2019 cohort