My research addresses questions of performance and, in particular, acting processes.
To date, I have published two books on acting, and am currently under contract for two new books.
It was also live-streamed by Pilot TV and was watched in 10 countries. I also adapted the play for BBC Radio, and it has been aired several times on BBC Radio York over the past year, and is available via the BBC’s website (
The production was also recorded and is available to view on You Tube (https://
I teach on the BA and MA degree programmes in the Department and supervise doctoral research students.My research interests include: verbatim and documentary theatre, modern British political theatre, playwriting, acting theory and practice, and television performance.Acting in Documentary Theatre: My 2013 book explores rehearsal and performance processes in contemporary documentary theatre.I am currently researching acting processes for television with Christopher Hogg (University of Westminster), and have published a number of articles on this theme.Our work is the first detailed research into how actors approach the specific demands of television.