Gained a first class theatre degree at Lancaster University. He co-founded Stan's Cafe in 1991 and has directed
all the company's significant productions since then. As a result of this work he has been invited to guest lecture at Universities
across the country as well as to present papers and demonstrations at conferences in a range of contexts at home and abroad. With Dr. Mark Crossley he is co-author of Devising Theatre With Stan's Cafe published by Bloomsbury Methuen.