Biography

Ted was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia
and trained initially as a television director. Since relocating to
the UK he has concentrated mainly on directing
(& acting) in theatre.
His career has included many freelance productions in Britain and abroad, these include the Off-Broadway production of LOOK BACK
IN ANGER with Malcolm McDowell (Roundabout Theatre),
THE ASTRONOMER'S GARDEN by Kevin Hood (Warehouse and
Royal Court Theatre), PLAYING SINATRA by Bernard Kops
(Warehouse and Greenwich Theatre) and SUGAR HILL BLUES
by Kevin Hood (Warehouse and Hampstead Theatre.
He returned to Australia for five years where he was the director of the Drama Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.
Productions included Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, Congreve's
LOVE FOR LOVE, Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE, Coward's
HAY FEVER, Feydeau's THE LADY FROM MAXIM'S all at the
Sydney Opera House; at the Old Tote Aristophanes' LYSISTRATA,
the Australian premiere of Peter Shaffer's EQUUS;
at the
Theatre Royal, Sydney and Australia-wide tour of
TARANTARA!, TARANTARA! by Ian Taylor;
and at the Melbourne Theatre Company the Australian premieré
of THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Bernard Pomerance .
Before the Opera House, other directorships were the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe where his roles as an actor included Danforth in THE CRUCIBLE
and Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and his productions
included the British premiere of Patrick White's THE HAM FUNERAL,
THE BOYFRIEND, HAMLET with Richard Beckinsale
and LYSISTRATA with Lynda Bellingham, and Artistic Director of the
Connaught Theatre , Worthing for two years where his productions
included THE MISER and RASHOMON both with David Suchet, and
THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN with Dora Bryan & Dermot Walsh.
Further afield, he directed several plays for Derek Nimmo in the
Gulf States & Portugal and Arthur Miller's THE LAST YANKEE and
Joe Orton's ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE for Theatro Ena in Cyprus.
He also directed many commercial UK touring productions
working with Mollie Sugden, Alfred Marks, Vince Hill, Dilys Laye,
Peter Vaughan, Paula Wilcox, Geoffrey Hughes, Adrienne Corri,
Peggy Mount, Michael Craig and Moira Lister.
As assistant to Lindsay Anderson he also spent a year working
on the feature film BRITANNIA HOSPITAL.
He co-founded the International Playwriting Festival with Steve
Gooch and was the Artistic Director and Chief Executive
of the Warehouse Theatre until it was unfortunately demolished in 2012.
Ted commissioned the hugely successful DICK BARTON series
and directed each one of the nine episodes produced so far.
Other productions include BLOOD ROYAL by Charles Thomas at
the Kings Head Theatre, Islington and Richard Vincent's SKIN DEEP,
Rupert Holmes musical of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
and Vince Foxall's DON QUIXOTE at the Warehouse Theatre;
and the selected play from the 2013 IPF, THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
by Sean Cook at the Ashcroft Theatre.
He is now the director Warehouse Phoenix Limited which continues the work of the Warehouse Theatre. He is also doing more acting
and reviews theatre & film for several publications .


Ted is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Institute of Directors