Script writer for many years. Started off on my career path volunteering as a roadie for a guitar/vocalist cabaret act. Then as a roadie/crew at the start of the development of “Andy Prior’s Big Band” at festivals and events. Wrote topical comedy material and routines for club artists. Eventually went onto becoming a holiday rep’ in-between; writing sketches and cabaret shows around UK coastline and in Spain. Developing into stage management at Blackpool Pleasure Beach for Stageworks Worldwide on the award winning “Mystique Illusion Show” staring, Bradley Walsh (who I wrote for) & illusionist Russ Stevens. Onto becoming in the mix of stage management at The Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, working with comedians and touring pre and post west end musical theatre productions. Running parallel to this was being part of the SONY Award Winning Radio Show, “Bright Sunday” with the star being Russ Abbott writer and funnyman, Tom Bright along with guest star, impressionist Jon Culshaw. I also worked as PA for “Andy Prior and his Orchestra” at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool as part of the “That’s Showbiz” production. [Variety show staring Joe Pasquale].
A degree in TV Production at University of Manchester followed with work placements at Mersey TV on “Hollyoaks” & “Brookside” [Day-to-day disciplines of producing TV dramas] and Michael Douglas’s Film Production Company, “Furthur Films” in New York [Production research, analysis and cataloging novels & film synopsis]. Whilst in NY, I studied the promotion versus actual delivery of cultural artistic and media events . Post honours degree, enrolled as a student on Northwest Vision/ Metropolitan Film School’s “Script-To-Screen” initiative where I worked with MFS lecturers and director of ‘Letter To Brezhnev, Mr. Chris Bernard along with TV & Radio Producer, Chris Looby. I was also a production assistant for a film facilities company that lead to the development of Lancashire One TV into Everyonemedia.
Musicals: Book: “American Love” [WT]; Book & Lyrics: “His Master’s Voice” [with Ian Hooper & Keith Harris]; Book & Lyrics: “Boudicca: First Britannia Queen;” [with Paul Nicholson & Ian Hooper].
Short Film: Com/Drama Writer/Director/Producer: “The Factory Act” & The Violent Majority; Additional Material: Granada/Yorkshire TV (for ITV) “The Andy Prior Big Band Special.”
Currently developing Boudicca FBQ to the next level; writing a new musical on neo-contemporary Manchester and researching the background of key points for my next musical project.