I read English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, before doing an MA in Text and Performance at RADA. I spent two years as Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera, and during this I assisted Mariusz Trelinski, David Pountney, Martin Constantine, Pierre Audi and Alessandro Talevi. My directing work includes Le Vin Herbé (WNO) nominated for Best Achievement in Opera at the UK Theatre Awards, A Christmas Carol (Orchestra Haydn Opera 20.21 & Welsh National Opera), Simplicius Simplicissimus (Independent Opera), Kommilitonen! winner of Best Opera at the Welsh Theatre Awards, Unheard Voices: CREW (both at WNO), Mr Punch and Me (RWCMD), Nighthawks for Yellow Earth Theatre’s Dim Sum Nights UK Tour, Alcina Barefoot Opera (Arcola Theatre Grimeborn 2011). Future projects include Der Zaubertrank Theater St Gallen, Mosè in Egitto (Associate Director) Teatro di San Carlo, Pierrot Lunaire Manchester Collective and The Town for Barefoot Opera.

I have conceived and run education projects for Glyndebourne, ENO and WNO.

I was the recipient of an INDEPENDENT OPERA Director Fellowship 2016, and nominated in the category of Best Newcomer at the 2017 International Opera Awards.


February 2017 - Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin Welsh National Opera

December 2016 - A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell Orchestra Haydn oper.a 20.21 Trento (Italian premiere)

November 2016 Simplicius Simplicissimus by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Independent Opera (UK premiere)

July 2016 - Kommilitonen! by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Welsh National Youth Opera

December 2015 - A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell Welsh National Opera (UK premiere)

November 2015 - Usher House Double Bill by Getty / Debussy, San Francisco Opera (Revival Director)

December 2014 - Unheard Voices: CREW Welsh National Opera

July 2014 - The Amazing Adventures of Gary the Llama Welsh National Youth Opera 2014

June 2014 - Mr Punch and Me RWCMD

May 2013 - Song at the Year’s Turning (a semi-staged song cycle) WNO & Hay Festival 2013

February 2013 - The Overcoat (Associate Director) Le Mot Juste Theatre UK tour

October 2012 - Nighthawks Yellow Earth Dim Sum Nights UK tour

May – June 2012 - Old Pye: The Cautionary Tale of Old Pye Street’s Bob Dee a film for ENO Baylis (co-directed with Simon Drew)

November 2011 - Nighthawks Yellow Earth Theatre Dim Sum Nights New World Restaurant, Soho

August 2011 - Alcina, Arcola Grimeborn 2011 (co-directed with Jenny Miller)

Assistant Directing

September- November 2014 - Mosé in Egitto (assistant to David Pountney) Welsh National Opera
May-June 2014 - Usher House (assistant to David Pountney) Welsh National Opera
December- February 2014 - Boulevard Solitude (assistant to Mariusz Trelinski) Welsh National Opera
September – November 2013 - Roberto Devereux (assistant to Alessandro Talevi) Welsh National Opera
June-August 2013 - Paul Bunyan (assistant to Martin Constantine) Welsh National Youth Opera
April – June 2013 - Wagner Dream (assistant to Miranda Lakerveld & Pierre Audi) Welsh National Opera
January – March 2013 - Lulu (assistant to David Pountney) Welsh National Opera
May - July 2012 - Jephtha (assistant to Frederic Wake-Walker) Buxton Festival Kaschey The Immortal & The Maiden in the Tower (assistant to Stephen Lawless) Buxton Festival

Education work

September- November 2014 - Bel Canto Adventures: My Perfect World Welsh National Opera
January – December 2012 - Drama tutor Glyndebourne Young Voices The Crew Club, Brighton
January –July 2012 - Drama tutor & Project manager Take Ten ENO Baylis