Paul is a writer, performer, deviser and director, who holds a doctorate in Politics and a black belt in karate. He is, with Fern Smith, one of the founder members of Volcano and for 26 years has been half of its distinctive and long-standing core creative team. He is now the sole Artistic Director.
Paul combines a restless fascination with ideas with an originality and audacity that can produce truly astonishing theatre that simply could not have been made by anyone else. He has performed in many Volcano shows, written three plays for the company and directed or devised a number of others. He has directed work in Montreal and Croatia and taught in various academies around the world. Work he has recently directed for Volcano includes Seagulls, Black Stuff, L.O.V.E., A Clockwork Orange, Blinda, Alice in Wonderland and WeReallyWantToWin.... With Catherine Bennett, he recently made 147 Questions About Love - an intimate, funny, thought-provoking dialogue between a man, a woman and an audience which appeared at Dance Base at the Edinburgh Fringe.