Tuesday 31 July 2012
Revered Accomplice and Artistic Director of the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Los Angeles, USA.
Before working with Kneehigh, Paul worked as Producer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, where he set up over 40 productions as well as collaborations with Kneehigh (The Wooden Frock & The Bacchae), Improbable Theatre, Teatre Romea, National Theatre and with commercial & West End producers.
Other work includes producing the UK tour of Doorman with his own company in 2005, Associate Producer for the Lowry, including producing King Cotton in 2007 and working for Metal with Jude Kelly. Paul has worked for Kneehigh since 2005 and has produced; Tristan & Yseult (UK 2006, Sydney & New Zealand), Cymbeline (UK, Columbia & Brazil); Rapunzel (UK & US) Don John (UK & US), Hansel & Gretel, Brief Encounter (UK tour 2008, US Tour and Broadway 2009/10), the launch of the Kneehigh Asylum (featuring The Red Shoes, Blast!, The King of Prussia), the 2010 tour of The Red Shoes (UK, US & Australia), Midnight’s Pumpkin (Kneehigh Asylum 2011 & BAC 2012), The Wild Bride (Kneehigh Asylum 2011, UK & US tours), Steptoe and Son (UK tour 2012), Brief Encounter (Australian and US tour 2013/14; LA and Washington), Tristan & Yseult (2013/14) Berkeley, Minneapolis, Chicago and (2014/15) New York, Orange County, Boston, Houston, and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), which opened at the new Liverpool Everymanl in June 2014 before touring to Kneehigh Asylum in Cornwall and Bristol Old Vic, and will tour the UK in 2015.
Paul is now the first Artistic Director for the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hill, CA USA.
Paul sits on the board for the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, and is part of the steering committee for the new Everyman which opened in March 2014.