In his solo shows, James has played multiple characters across a multitude of destinations. Using just his body, minimal props and some sound effects, he has taken audiences to distant lands, to space and even inside a rubbish bin. 

In this session, participants explore how to tell epic stories using only their bodies. Practicing techniques in character creation, mime, ensemble work and vocal effects, they will build a toolbox that can be used in devising their own work. 

This workshop is currently available as a schools incursion – and can be adapted to suit primary, secondary and adult programmes and runs for 1-2 hours.


Over the last 20 years, James has lead performance workshops for all ages and abilities: starting as a college lecturer, then moving into primary education, then secondary, before working for youth theatre companies in both the UK and Australia.

Applying techniques and exercises developed in his own practice, he creates an environment where workshop participants can explore their creativity and voice through physical theatre, character creation, improvisation and devising.