BOOK WRITER AND LYRICIST
Chris studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he received a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies. Alongside his acting and writing career, he worked as an Artistic Director in Connecticut, USA and resident director of Kent Summer Opera for five years.
His freelance work for the theatre continues to be prolific and presently he is writing "Around the World in Eighty Days", a project which he has been waiting to do for quite some time. He has worked with Triple Act productions as writer for a new musical, "Robin and the 7 Hoods" which had a full scale workshop at the Leicester Square Theatre starring Hannah Waddingham, Teddy Kempner and Michael Praed and is also working on the book and lyrics for a new musical called "Rising Sun" set against the Gallipoli campaign 1915. He has written the book for a new musical about the life of Dusty Springfield called 'Dusty' which had workshops in both The Arts and Leicester Square Theatre.
He was resident lyricist for Mikron Theatre for five years and has written and directed a number of shows for Warner Hotels. He has directed for numerous companies nationwide and in the USA, and continues to work as a freelance drama teacher, providing, amongst other things, workshops for schools on his Christmas Carol script.
He is a partner in the theatre in education company, Quickfoot, and provides both scripts and direction for many school tours nationwide. He has won a number of National Training Awards for his work with corporate companies and writes for Cragrats, Speakeasy and Peel amongst others.
His work as an actor and singer has been varied from Shakespeare to Grand Opera and he has appeared in video training for a number of high profile companies in the UK also providing voiceover for Barclaycard and animated shorts. He can be heard as the voice of Charles Dickens and Mr Fezziwig on the recording of "A Christmas Carol".
His script and lyrics for "A Christmas Carol" continues to be performed across the world and has been translated into Dutch and recently into Spanish for a new production in Lima, Peru.