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Paul is currently working as a freelance producer in a maternity leave position for Apples and Snakes, giving him a chance  to organise and support lots of exciting spoken word, including a programme of events for SPOKE, a commission for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

He recently designed A Midsummer Night's Dream for Deafinitely Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe.

Alongside this he is developing a series of multi-disciplinary collaborations with different community and professional groups for Daedalus Theatre Company, including the storytelling project East.

He is also working at the R&D stage of a few new projects including Alex Swift's Travesty, which had an R&D showing at Ovalhouse in June.  Another recent project was Balloon, directed by Carolyn Deffrin, which  was shown as a work-in-progress  at  Chelsea Theatre and The Yard.

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Having already done some UK touring, Blue, an immersive and thoughtful piece that combined promenade theatre and puppetry, and which Paul designed for Touched Theatre, came to The Pleasance, London, as part Suspense Festival, October 25th-29th. 

With Simon Daw, he co-designed Jim Cartwright's Two for Deafinitely Theatre at Southwark Playhouse, which was on October/November.  

Last year, Paul started work as a installation designer/co-deviser on Stranger, a new piece of collaborative performance in Hanoi. This was featured in World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff this September, before coming to London. See here for details.

Two shows that Paul worked on were back to London this Jan. A Place at the Table, the collaboratively devised immersive  performance/installation about Burundi that he designed and directed, was at Amnesty International in Shoreditch. In the same week, The Rememberers, a live hip-hop graphic novel written and performed by Kenny Baraka, which Paul designed, came to The Old Vic Tunnels.

Last year, he designed Hard Places at the Mercury, Colchester, which subsequently toured India, and a new play, Wounded, for Birmingham Rep, which was shown at the Territorial Army Centre in King's Heath, before touring to London and Edinburgh.

Prior to that one particularly interesting project was, Slice, Scale's collaboration with Other Asias, involving artists and community members from London and Lahore was shown in venues in London and Lahore.

Main image: A Place at the Table, Camden People's Theatre
The images in the website header are all from Selfish, also at Camden People's Theatre

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