Theatre

Theatre and live performances

  • 2018: ‘600 seconds: Conflict!’, Spontaneous Productions. New writing event. The conflicted Priest, Grumpy Husband, Barrister and more.
  • 2015-16: ‘Outsider’ at Bread & Rose Theatre, SW4. Three separate plays over three months. Improvised drama with Third Person Theatre company. Writing’ a forty-minute play on the spot, at every performance on serious themes with some comedy. Directed by the inspirational Mark Phoenix.
  • 2016: ‘Nighthawks’, where I acted and also improvised music on an acoustic guitar to enhance and change the mood. Directed by the inspirational Mark Phoenix. Directed by Mark Phoenix.
  • 2016 ‘ImproFest’ at Tristan Bates’ Theatre. Participating with Third Party theatre, plus with two groups of improvisers. with whom I had never worked before.
  • 2015: ‘Robot in the Home’. University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group. How robots could assist in the home, performed at a home for elderly and also at a primary school. Directed by Mick Walters.
  • 2014: ‘Till the Boys come Home’. Four plays about World War One.        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfk7NPm5e_M&list=PL_TBANzIlwdYMZpU1X7_lw0qqRtIJqvWJ&index=6  Performed at several venues over four days. Playing Fred Ballard of the South Suburban Gas Company, whose only son lies about his age, goes to the front and is killed.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_p0R-XFTh4                 
  • 2013-14: ‘Robot House’. Interactions with several robots in the University of Hertfordshire’s legendary Robot House. With mime, facial reactions and simple language, helping a robot to ‘learn’ emotional responses. University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group.   Led by Dr. Joe Saunders, Dr. Mick Walters, Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. J. Saez-Pons & Dr. H. Lehmann.
  • 2013: ‘New Writing at Sydenham Arts’ Festival’. Numerous characters in four short plays. Directed by Juliet Grassby-Lewis & Jonathan Kaufmann.
  • 2012: ‘Dear Mr. Dahl’. Many characters incl. The BFG, the Centipede and Mr. Bunce. Spontaneous Productions. Directed by Jonathan Kaufmann
  • 2006: ‘The London Investment’. Three live presentations to investors in Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt. Producer: Phillip Wolfes of Pan Film for MPC Münchmeyer Petersen & Co. GmbH.
  • 2002: ‘Lufthansa Cargo Europe & Africa Sales & Marketing Conference’ in Frankfurt. Master of ceremonies for this two-day conference. Playing numerous characters on stage and using German, Italian & French during heated discussions on sales’ and marketing strategy. Also very involved in the event planning, many script revisions and providing costumes for over 100 delegates for a Eurovision-style  competition. Compère at this colourful, team-building and policy-making event. A great gig which played to all my strengths.
  • 2001: ‘ReiseBank 75 years’ partly filmed, mostly performed live (in German) at Terminal Two of Frankfurt Airport. Space Traveller. BSB Filmproduktion, Wiesbaden. Directed by Alfred Bayer.
  • 1998: ‘The Changeling’ by Middleton & Rowley. Theatre Edible. A four-week run at the Battersea Arts’ Centre. Dr. Alibius, who runs the asylum. Directed by Tassos Stevens.
  • 1986: ‘Joey Valentino’s Cabaret Club’. My own comedy club in Lewisham. Compere, writing material, singing and playing with our house band (including Gabriele Finaldi on piano, now Director of the National Gallery !)  Acts booked include Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Jeremy Hardy, Josie Lawrence (with The Kray Sisters).
  • 1986: ‘Knightmare Kabaret’ with Denzil Kilvington & Richard Swainston. Runs at The Canal Cafe Theatre and the Latchmere (now Theatre503). Sketches, songs, preposterous characters and nonsense.
  • 1984-5: KGB comedy cabaret. Double act with Denzil Kilvington of this comedy double act. Edinburgh Festival run, The Wrekin Festival, English and Scottish universities & colleges and the London alternative comedy circuit.
  • 1985:  Cagey Beezz. Sketch-based comedy double act with Richard Swainston. Three gigs at Glastonbury ’85 Festival, The Wrekin Festival, English universities & colleges and the London comedy circuit.
  • 1981-84: Livestock Theatre-in-Education Company. Touring six productions with including ‘Killed, July 12th, 1916’ by Phil Whitchurch, ‘The First Casualty’ by West Midlands’ Theatre Workshop and original plays.
  • 1980: ‘A String of Perils’ by David Gale and the Lumiere & Son company at The Albany Empire. Directed by Hilary Westlake.
  • 1980: ‘The Mummy’s Curse’ by Ruth McKenzie & Rachel Feldberg (now of Ilkley Literature Festival). Moving Parts’ Theatre Company tour. Directed by Ruth McKenzie, future Director of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

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