Chris has worked in theatre for over twenty-five years. He founded THE HONEYMOON KILLERS THEATRE COMPANY in 1993 and was director, writer and producer for all productions that toured nationally and in Europe. In 1997 he worked as a community drama director in Botswana, Africa and on returning to the UK in 1998 taught for three years before turning freelance as a theatre director in 2001.
Chris has directed at venues across the North West, and was Associate Director for Oldham Coliseum Theatre, The Lowry, and National Youth Theatre. Chris was a nationally renowned director of new writing and in 2003 founded LEKOA, producing new plays including a national tour of Vent, which was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award. In 2007 he took over Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough as Artistic Director, and directed several productions for theatre companies across Lincolnshire.
Chris worked at the Royal Exchange Theatre for 9 years as Producer (Creative Learning & Engagement) in which he produced over 40 projects including the award-winning NOTHING (Manchester Theatre Awards), WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING (nominated for Best Production in Manchester in 2017 – M.E.N., and RET’s Young Company (The Stage School of the Year 2017).