John is a dynamic performer who studied at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art where he was nominated for the Sir Alec Guinness Award for acting.
He is a true character actor, and revels in bringing to life every aspect of the people he plays. His talent, love of acting and respect for the craft have ensured an ongoing and developing reputation.
April 2017: Bringing the real magic to Aladdin and joining ‘The Club’
This Christmas John will be working with Sarah Punshon at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster on their panto production of Aladdin. He is really excited to be back working with Sarah and is looking forward to seeing the production take shape throughout the year. John is hugely excited to have been cast as a performer for the next Immersive Ensemble production called ‘The Club.’ It is a fascinating immersive theatre piece that asks for its audience to come with an open mind and to look differently at all they see and experience. All the info can be found here: http://www.theimmersiveensemble.com/the-club/
March 2017: A darkly comic Dracula and magical filming.
Le Navet Bete are an Exeter based theatre company who create their own anarchic versions of classic tales, and John has been called in to create some odd magical moments for their production of ‘Dracula.’ He is back working with director John Nicholson, and heading to The Northcott Theatre for rehearsals before the show heads on a UK tour. All the info can be found here: http://lenavetbete.com/tour-dates/
John has also been filming a series of magic principles and effects for the TV show he is developing with Sixth Sense Media. Thanks go to Jake Banfield for his assistance and filming expertise.
Feb 2017: The RSC and The Immersive Ensemble.
John had the pleasure of meeting with Matthew Dewsbury and Ben Tyreman at The RSC offices in London to discuss all aspects of his work and is hoping this will lead to a number of exciting opportunities. He is also working with The Immersive Ensemble on their latest creation ‘The Great Gatsby’ at The Vaults Festival in London. All the info can be found here: http://www.theimmersiveensemble.com/the-great-gatsby/ This will be the first of a number of collaborations with the team, and John is really delighted to be working with them all.
Jan 2017: New Year, and plenty of new projects
As 2017 begins John is getting ready to work on a number of new magic consultancy projects and is booking in acting jobs throughout the year. Here’s to an exciting and busy 2017!
Stage highlights include: 'The Great Toddini' in Secret Cinema presents Dirty Dancing, 'Shostar' in Gypsy Thread (working title) at The National Theatre Studio - dir. Eleanor Rhode; 'Melvin' in Bound, winner of best new writing at Offcut Festival - dir. Rebecca Fielding; 'Jake' in Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson for The Menier Chocolate Factory - dir. Jonathan Guy-Lewis; 'Christian/Michael' U/study in Festen for Bill Kenwright LTD - dir Rufus Norris; 'Puck' in A Midsummer Nights Dream for Red Rose Chain - dir. Joanna Carrick; 'Don Juan' in Much Ado About Nothing at The Little Theatre Sheringham - dir. Desmond Barrit; 'Austin' in True West for The English Theatre Company, Essen - dir. Kathrin Sievers