Christopher is a freelance director whose credits include the London production of the Off-Broadway musical Bright Lights Big City (UK premiere), Ruthless: The Musical and Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown (The Junction, Cambridge), the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa’s john & jen at the Finborough Theatre, the workshop of the new musical They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, the benefit performance of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer by Eve Ensler (London premiere), A Devilish Exercise: Conjuring Marlowe at the Rose (The Rose Theatre Trust), Timon (a site-specific adaptation of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens), and Beckett’s Shorts (an anthology of Samuel Beckett: Play, Not I and Rough for Theatre 1).
Christopher also directs for several UK drama schools and ran I-BEAM Educational Theatre in Hamilton, Canada from 2000 to 2005. With this company he wrote, produced and directed several acclaimed productions including The Diary, and Bullyproof (both of which toured annually across the province of Ontario with The Diary also being staged as a multi-media production at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum in both 2003 and 2004 for audiences of over twelve thousand students each year). His 2004 production of Sexploration was a co-production with Planned Parenthood Canada and was produced in the United Kingdom by the Swindon Borough Council in 2008.
In London, Christopher was the assistant director for Opera Holland Park’s 2009 production of Tosca, directed by Stephen Barlow, and was responsible for all the soloist and company movement coaching. He also assisted Giles Block on his workshop production of Troilus and Cressida for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; Mr. Block directed this workshop at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2005. In Canada, Christopher was the assistant director for the 2003 production of Private Lives at The Red Barn Theatre, and also acted as the casting assistant for their 2003 season.
Since 2007, Christopher has been the Head of Movement and a senior acting coach for the RADA associated Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts. He annually runs bespoke movement workshops for theatre-training programmes both in the UK and abroad and is now offering workshops in movement and text (both classical and contemporary) for professional performers. His work as an actor in the greater Toronto area spans thirty years and he holds numerous stage credits as well as film and television experience. He trained in Canada, and at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama graduating with a master’s degree in directing in 2005. He is a member of both Equity and ACTRA.
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