From 'Sleeping Beauty' to 'Alien'…
I have directed audio dramas for BBC Radio Drama, Sony Europa/Boxine and Audible UK.
Audible productions include full-cast dramatisations of Sleeping Beauty (with the London Symphony Orchestra) and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (narrated by Billie Piper). I also directed reports on The Quidditch World Cup for them with Imogen Church as Ginny Potter and Anette Badland as Reeta Skeeter.
For Sony/Boxine, I did a series of children’s dramas about a youth football team called The Ballaloes, and pop band The Gnats. For Boxine/Tonies I’ve did a set of dramatised children’s introductions to famous ballets and operas, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel’.
I have also directed well over 100 student audio drama productions, ranging from classics like Dracula and War of the Worlds to more contemporary series like Al Smith’s Lifelines and Alien: Out of the Shadows.
I can turn my hand to any period, any genre and I thrive on the problem-solving and in-the-moment-creativity that are required to make high-quality audio dramas.
During Lockdown, I learned to direct remotely online (this is how we recorded ‘Mansfield Park’). This has led to more flexiblity in my work both as a director and a teacher, as I have now done quite a bit of international work, dialling into studios spread from LA to Lithuania, and have taught and directed at universities and drama schools around the country – all from my study desk. I believe this hybrid world of studio and home-recording is going become the norm in the aftermath of the global pandemic. Techno-pioneers are we!
Recent Audio Drama Projects
During Lockdown 2020, I had the privilege of bringing one of my all-time favourite books to life in a brand-new dramatised recording for Audible. In August I directed, remotely, a full-cast of production of Jane Austen’s glorious novel ‘Mansfield Park’ (dramatised by Catherine Dyson.) Billie … Lockdown Austen
Starring: Stephen Fry, Phoebe Dynevor, Rochenda Sandall, Adam Hugill, David Ahmad, Karen Bartke, Samantha Beart, Raghad Chaar, Amy Darton, David Holt, Simon Kane, Alyssa Kyria, Harry Myers and Kenton Thomas. In August 2021, I directed Marty Ross’s new dramatisation of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for Audible Originals, … Sleeping Beauty