BIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND

In 1959 Brian entered the theatre straight from National Service as a Trainee Manager at the London Palladium.

 

 

Following half a year working there he transferred backstage and worked as technician, stage manager and lighting designer with the Royal Shakespeare Company but also the Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, Manchester Library Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, London Festival Ballet and Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Company, as well as several national tours and West End productions.

 

 

For the British Council he toured to forty-two different countries, including eight tours of the India and two circumnavigations of the globe.

 

 

After a couple of residencies in the Middle East he settled in Scotland, returning to theatre management, and moving into writing, directing and public speaking.

Lectures

- A view from the Wings

- George Bernard Shaw: Playing the Clown

- Clarkson Rose and "Twinkle" 45 YEARS OF SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT

- Women of the Raj