Creative Director at Impossible
Born Oct 3rd in Devon, middle child of farmer’s daughter Betty and architectural designer Eric. Kingsbridge Comprehensive School, trampoline silver medallist, Salcombe C class gaff rigged dingy, school coach trip to Soviet Union, arguably the first punk in Devon? Summers teaching watersports. BA Performing Arts at Leicester Polytechnic with Gavin Bryars and Noel Witts. Flyman at Haymarket Theatre. Placement with Footsbarn Travelling Theatre, stayed and toured Europe as merchandise seller, childminder and eventually performer. Moved to Yorkshire to join Theatre Babel, inspired by Jerzy Grotowski. Began intensive physical training, workshops and performance toured Berlin, Holland, Ireland, Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret in Denmark. Formed Impossible Theatre with Charlott Diefenthal. Borderland tours UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Holland. Met David Wheeler and all at IOU Theatre, began regular touring with IOU from Salt & Slack Water at Salts Mill, to Full Tilt in Chalon-sur-Saône and Lisbon, to Leech at Glastonbury Festival, and a collaboration with La Fura dels Baus for Tàrrega festival, Catalonia. Impossible created The Passage in Leeds and Home Sweet Home Cartwright Hall gallery. Arts Council funding for Other Peoples Shoes project with Those Environmental Artists. Daughter Ella born. Four years building the Sculpture Picnic Trail. Victim/Offender puppet video project, invited to Orange County, California for conference. Evidence Room software controlled installation. Directed They Came from Nowhere street show with the Inztants. Son Emil is born. Created Eye Witness video installation with IOU and installed at Glasgow Tramway and 798 Art Zone Beijing. Raised £500k to buy and renovate The Watershed in Slaithwaite. ChromaVan caravan colour experience crossed the alps. Lightweight installation at York Minster. Teaching Drama at University of Huddersfield. Three weeks in Korea with Avanti Display. Participatory installations at Berlin Festival of Lights, Canary Wharf, Durham Lights switch on. To Italy, Serbia and Poland with 6million+ Every Button Counts. Moved to Manchester (for love). Large Canal and River Trust shows. Harry Potter animation at British Library. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens show. Interactive installations for Chatsworth House, Henley Festival and Light Up Leicester. Lockdown. HERE Augmented Reality project for St Helens.