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!

Audio Drama

In the studio