After studying Ancient History and Theology at Durham and Oxford, I trained as a director with Sir Peter Hall at the National Theatre, with John Caird at the Caird Company, with David Lan and others at the Young Vic, and assisting Edward Hall in the West End. I subsequently trained as an actor at Drama Centre London.
I’ve taught acting at Shakespeare's Globe, the Old Vic, the Young Vic, the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, LAMDA, Florida State University's Theatre Academy London, Cambridge University, Kingston University and in the US, Israel, Germany and Greece. I’ve directed internationally in a wide variety of theatres and site-specific venues, including the opening productions at Pop-Up Globe, the Menier and the Rose; and my acting work includes the multi award-winning Control (Momentum Pictures/Weinstein Company).
I joined Central in 2006, teaching primarily on MA Acting. I specialise in Shakespeare and the theatre of the English Renaissance, and in acting traditions derived from Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, European expressionism and the American Method. I’ve written and presented several papers, and a book chapter, on Shakespearean acting and actor training; have lectured and led workshops at various conferences; organised a symposium on verse speaking; and I regularly coach and advise actors, directors and theatre companies on text.
Public productions I have directed at Central include:
2015: Director/Adaptor, The Suicide, Embassy Theatre; 2014: Director, As You Like It, Webber Douglas Studio; 2013: Director, The Broken Heart, Webber Douglas Studio; 2012: Director/Dramaturg, Three Sisters / Swan Song, Embassy Theatre; 2011: Director, Antony and Cleopatra, Webber Douglas Studio; 2010: Director, The Winter's Tale, Webber Douglas Studio; 2009: Director, Much Ado About Nothing, Webber Douglas Studio; 2008: Director, The Merchant of Venice, Webber Douglas Studio; Director, Britannicus, Webber Douglas Studio; 2007: Director, Henry IV, Webber Douglas Studio
2012 ‘Greg Hicks’ in The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare, edited by John Russell Brown (Abingdon: Routledge), pp. 91-105.
2016. Director, Romeo and Juliet, Pop-Up Globe, Auckland NZ (opening production)
2013. Director, Shakespeare workshop, Habima National Theatre, Israel
2010. Director/Facilitator, The Bulwer Project, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre
2004. Director, Julius Caesar, Menier Chocolate Factory (opening production)
2003. Director, Tamburlaine the Great, Rose Theatre Southwark (first production on the site since 1603)
2002. Director, Macbeth, Cambridge Arts Theatre
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