Peter has been working in the profession as an Actor, Director, Producer and Writer for over 45 For eight years.
Peter was Artistic Director for the Shakespeare Festival Season at The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, where he directed many open-air events at Stafford Castle with productions including ‘Romeo and Juliet’with Bruno Langley (Coronation Street) and Scarlett Johnson (EastEnders); ‘Macbeth’ with Russell Boulter and Glynis Barber, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’with Toyah Wilcox and Paul Henry, and ‘Taming of the Shrew’with Mathew Kelly and Julie Kate Olivier. He also wrote, directed and co -produced eight pantomimes at The Gatehouse, working with such artists as Hinge and Bracket, Ted Rogers and Paul Henry.
His many repertory productions include, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, ’Fatal Attraction’, ‘Boys in the Band’, ‘Murder at the Vicarage’and ‘Deathtrap’, ‘The Dice’, ‘The Mercenary Soldier’ (his own play) as well as the award-winning production of ‘Gorilla in The Roses’(West End fringe).
As a Director, for over 40 years his many productions include over 45 pantomimes; writing, directing and playing the Dame with such artists as Charley Drake, Frankie Howard, Little and Large, Hinge and Bracket, and actors from ‘Neighbours’,’ Home and Away’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Coronation’ Street,’ Emmerdale Farm’ and ‘Brookside’.
Peter’s production of ‘Goldilocks and the three Bears’ at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, starring Kimberley Davis, Little and Large, Tony Adams, Sam Kane, Roger Stevenson and Dooby the Duck together with two ‘Gladiators’, holds the box office record.
Peter was also Executive Producer and Writer for the Disney Organisation in their award-winning pantomime production for TV, ‘Aladdin’, starring Frank Bruno, Eamon Holmes and all the Disney Presenters. This led Peter to working for Disney as a Director, Producer for their annual Disney Charity Event at The Duke of York’s, (West End) and ‘A Night of a Hundred Stars’.
Peter also directed a star-studded cast in a charity event at The Opera House, Blackpool with every major comedian in the country, including Stan Boardman, The Roly Poly’s, Ken Goodwin, Wayne Dobson and Bernard Manning.
Recently Peter has been working as a Producer/Director/Writer for the 4 -time award-winning International Community Crossover Project with West End Productions of ‘Godspell, ‘Hair’, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, ‘Inspiration’(Olympics and Paralympics), and musicals that Peter has written, ‘Strawberry FieldsForever’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever More,’ ‘Synergy Street’ and recently ‘Class’. These productions were performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Drury Lane and The London Palladium and subsequently transferred to Stuarts Opera House, Hocking, Columbus, Ohio. ‘Hair’ and ‘Godspell’, won ‘Best Musical of the Year’ over 19 other production in the State.
In 2012 Peter devised, directed and produced ‘Inspiration’, a production for The London Palladium, which subsequently was invited by LOCOG to appear at the Olympics and Paralympics.
Early last year Peter worked with the cast of ‘Downton Abbey’, on several Charity Events including Esther Rantzen’s ‘ChildLine’.
As a writer and producer Peter also co-wrote the hit single ‘Streets Ahead’with Rob Davis, (formerly of ‘Mud’ and writer of Kylies ‘I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head’), and had a contract as a writer with E.M.I.
Peter has just finished directing ’Snow White’ at the Palace Theatre, Redditch and earlier this year Directed a concert version of ‘Joseph’ starring Chesney Hawkes.
He is currently working on two productions of 'Aladdin', Worthing and Redditch and preparing for a new production to be announced shortly. He has just finished producing 'An Evening with Helen Sharman', the first British astronaut in space at Lincoln Cathedral earlier this year. He is currently in pre production on a new musical 'Hazlewood-Legends of the Castle' at Hazlewood and in discussions with Disney/BBC/Netflix to create a seven part tv series.
SSP's recent production earlier this year, 'Sing', played with great success and critical acclaim, showcasing the talents of local singers and artists from the industry. With three productions in the pipeline, Peter is also directing two pantomimes, 'Aladdin', at Worthing and Redditch as well as a new musical production in the New Year.
Our Vision at SSP is to provide high quality productions, utilising the skill and experience of over 45 years; working in the profession for major companies, Disney, R.U.G. and E.M.I., as well as providing a unique experience giving artists and the community an opportunity to take part in high quality productions.
Peter has just finished directing a star studded cast including Lee Latchford-Evans from STEPS. The production from one of the countries leading producers .P.H.A opened on 30th November 2018 and played right the way through to the end of December.
Peter also directed a star studded cast including Robyn Windsor from STRICTLY. The production, again from P.H.A. opened on the 10th December and ran right the way through till the New Year.
On the back of the great success of 'JOSEPH' at the Brentwood Leisure Centre, we are pleased to announce that Peter is directing 'GODSPELL' starring Chesney Hawkes as Jesus, Sam Calahan as Judas/John, Nicole Faraday as Sonia and Danny Rogers as Jeffrey. The shows plays for three performances on the 29th and 30th June. Set in a Circus this brand new innovative production complete with circus acts should be a unique event to remember .....WATCH THIS SPACE
Saturday 29th - Live interviews with 4 up and coming artists 10.00.am till 12.00.pm. A chance to listen to the debut single 'NUMB EUPHORIA' by Charlie Howsego.
SSP produced a sell out event with 'An Evening with Helen Sharman at Lincoln Cathedral in February 2022. Delighted to announce SSP new project of 'Hazlewood -Legends of the Castle' A new musical for July and August 2022. Producing in collaboration with the Castle, Directing and writing. Currently casting.