Ian is a freelance theatre director with more than four decades experience within the Arts.
Born in Sunderland in the North-East of England, Ian was a performer from the tender age of eleven with a series of theatre credits and tv shows such as When the Boat Comes In, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Byker Grove and Auf Weidersehen, Pet to his name.
Whilst a jobbing actor, he studied English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle.
His directorial debut was in 1984 with David Halliwell's Little Malcolm and his struggle against the Eunuchs.
Following a Post Grad course at an independent theatre and television training academy, ARTTS International, in York, Ian set up his own company, Black Box which staged education-themed productions and workshops between 1994 to 2018.
An award-winning playwright, director and producer his credits include:
Kes (2021) A Christmas Carol (2020) Accidental Death of an Anarchist (2019) for Masquerade; Lord of the Flies (2019) for Teatru Manoel; Letter's Home (2014) Blue in the Face, Rome; Hamlet, Of Mice and Men, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and An Inspector Calls (all UK Tours) amongst many, many others.