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What I do:
Circus-Theatre Director, Choreographer, Performer.
A little more about me:
Co-founder and Artistic Director of Crashmat Collective a company that seeks to blur the boundaries between performer and audience and creates work based on the personal truths of its performers. I also work freelance as a performer, director and circus choreographer.

Interested in creating new work in all locations and on a variety of themes. I've spent the last few years working both outdoors and in and on various scales enjoying all the new challenges of each. I have had great opportunities to create new work, to investigate new concepts and new equipment/structures.

In 2014 I have now been awarded funding by: The Roundhouse, The Opera Group, Birmingham Hippodrome, Deda and Greenwich and Docklands Festival through: The Jerwood Foundation an DanceXchange to conduct research into: Aerial Circus and the Voice and Aerial Circus and Repetition; this will take place in September.

In my work I look for connections between people: between the performers and the performers and the audience. I also look at the breath of the performer and that of the movement and equipment. I want to be able to create a true fusion between theatre and circus where the two are intrinsically linked, neither element taking from the other, but instead supporting.

Last year I spent 3 months in Kathmandu directing a show with human trafficking survivors about their stories, lives and culture an amazing experience for so many reasons.

Consider myself to be very lucky to do what I love for a living!!!
Projects I’m working on:
Façade for Crashmat Collective (Director)
New research and development, circus and multimedia, the online life v's face to face connection; for Crashmat Collective (Director)
Hitch for Mary Bijou Cabaret and Social Club (Performer)
Block for NoFit State Circus (Director)
Taking the Air for NoFit State Circus (Assistant Director, Circus Director and Choreographer)
Puffball for The Roundhouse (Performer)
Open House/ Streets Alive for NoFit State Circus (Assistant Director, Circus Director and Choreographer)
Aerial and the Voice and Aerial and Repetition: Research and Development (Director/Choreographer) this is the first step in a longer term plan.
Creating 5 day workshops that put together circus theatre presentations with the skills learnt in the week.
Verbatim theatre and aerial: How does social media effect social change; for (Company seeking a name) (Director)
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Casting Call - Gender Identity Investigation, Physical Theatre

Flying Diplodocus are looking for two UK based performers to join their show research into Gender Identity. There are 3 weeks of development in Wales from 22nd Feb 2016 – 12th March 2016. This phase of development follows on from 2 other development phases in 2015 and the two new performers would be joining an existing cast of 4 people. It is hoped that the two people who join us for this development will be part of the end show to be created later in the year (funding…


Posted on January 16, 2016 at 1:11

Multiple job roles as a director/please help!

So I thought I would give this posting thing a go in the hope of getting some response and thought I would try this on NTW community. I’m welcoming responses on this from people who feel the same or people who think they have proposals to offer.

I’m a Director, Choreographer and Performer, I co-run a company and also freelance, mainly working in Circus-Theatre and related areas. I want to make work, it is what I love to do. I like being in the room with performers and creating…


Posted on September 14, 2014 at 3:03 — 1 Comment

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At 23:49 on August 19, 2013, Anna Poole said…

Hi Paul,

Welcome to TEAM. 

Keep an eye on the group for any opportunities you would like to get involved in and please keep us informed with what you are up to at the moment. We have several TEAM events which are set up by TEAM members for TEAM members. The next event is Stories Of The Streetz which takes place in Swansea on Wednesday 4th Septmeber. For further information on this event you can contact TEAM member Kelly Jones via the community. If you would like to find out more about TEAM please feel free to e-mail me on and I would be happy to answer any questions you have. 

I look froward to hearing from you, 




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