Chris originates from Sheffield, but he now lives in Chester with his two young sons. Along the way he’s had several adventures in the world including cycling across Australia for Cancer Research and buying land from cannibals. As well as plays, Chris also writes screenplays and novels. His past work includes; Mickey, a radio play for the BBC in 2001, Tales From the Riverbank in 2001, The Last Train to Jordan Road in 2003, (called Mafioso for the Edinburgh Fringe later in that year,) The Fourth Wall which ran at The Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington and then in Edinburgh in 2005 and The Baby Box which ran for a month at The Old Red Lion Theatre 2008. Slasher Kincade toured the UK in 2010 to good reviews. Charlie Bangers ran at the The Lowry in Salford Quays in Sepetmber 2011. His last play, Married. But Lonely toured in Chester, London and Manchester in 2017 to critical acclaim. His new play, The Incident Pit opened at the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester in September 2019, and then toured the UK.
“My directorial style spans minimum and maximum extremes. Minimum because I rarely use extravagant sets, complicated effects or flamboyant costumes in my productions, and maximum because I allow the text and the acting to carry the piece. Performances are heightened and every word must count as we dismantle our own defences on stage. Actors are worked especially hard in this environment of raw exposure, but I feel the plays are all the better for it. I think audiences welcome this honest approach. I’ve always found they come on the theatrical journey we’ve set out for them willingly, and that they return enriched, invigorated and thoroughly entertained.”