Andy is one of the most experienced youth theatre leaders and directors in the UK. He's passionate  about working with young people in a huge variety of settings to enable them to produce theatre of their own.  

Youth Theatre

2006     West Sussex County Youth Theatre                  KRINDLEKRAX 
by Philip Ridley - extensive tour for school and public audiences


2005     Crawley Youth Theatre                                   
Devised performance exploring Celebrity

 

2004     Haymarket Youth Theatre, Basingstoke          MULTIPLEX                     Christopher William Hill

 

1998 to 2002 National Association of Youth Theatres Board Member

 

For the Royal National Theatre I have worked extensively on the Connections scheme –

2007     National Connections             National Assessor
2006     Shell Connections                    National Assessor

2005     Shell Connections                    National Assessor

2004     Shell Connections                    National Assessor

2003     Shell Connections                    National Assessor

2002     International Connections      
Directed Street Art selected for
Theatre Square

2000/1  BT National Connections         Regional Producer for south of England/National Assessor

1998/9  BT National Connections         Regional Producer for south of England/National Assessor

1996/7  BT National Connections         Regional Producer for south of England

IN THE SWEAT by Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod – directed play for the Cotessloe

 

In association with the Royal National Theatre and the Central School of Speech and Drama I have tutored at master’s level a course in Directing Text with Young People. 

 

1996 to 2003     Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Directed and Produced over twenty productions in both the Minerva Theatre, The Chichester festival Theatre, studio theatres within the community and on the streets with a young street art company.  Created a mentoring programme to train young people as youth theatre leaders and directors.  Created youth dance companies including Boys Do Dance group and a youth performance poetry company (who became the first young people ever to perform at The Poetry Society in London).  Participation in national festivals and workshops with NAYT

 

1990 to 1995     Redgrave Youth Theatre, Farnham

Created a brand new youth theatre, that built to average attendance of 160 young people.  Performance projects at the Redgrave, touring projects to youth clubs and studio theatres, street art projects and integrated casting into professional productions.



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