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.
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.