Sean is an international performer, director and teacher who specializes in contemporary clown, circus and ensemble based theatre.
He trained as an actor at Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama and as a circus performer at the National Centre of Circus Arts. However most of his training has been developed by trial and error and learning from some brilliant practitioners.
He has had an incredibly diverse career spanning all forms of performance. As an actor touring the UK extensively in rep, the West End and at the Royal National Theatre Studios. He has had a hugely successful circus career being a long time staple clown for Cirque Du Soleil (Varekai, Kooza, Quidam) creating work and performing for Franco Dragone’s Le Reve in Las Vegas and throwing himself around at great heights at the Millenium Dome.
Sean was a co-founder of the the Generating Company and directed their first three shows. He now works as a freelance director for circus, cabaret and theatre. Alongside all this work he is a passionate teacher focusing on clown, physical performance and material creation.
Sean has just completed creating Filibuster for Tom Gaskin a solo Juggling clown show which will be touring next year. His show “Bohemia”, a coproduction between Underbelly festival and Black Cat Cabaret, has just completed a successful run on the South Bank London.
He has developed material for a large scale arena show which will opened in Macau in January 2019 .In 2019 Sean performed for Cirque Du Soleil’s production of Kooza in Korea and New Zealand . He devised and performed “The Bridge” an outdoor site specific show developed for Coventry city of culture.He directed a tap show called “Off the beaten track” which will tour in 2020.Sean is currently developing a show called A Simple Story to premier Summer 2020 alongside “Hattie” an aerial theatre show to tour Autumn 2020. To finish the year off he has just returned from filming a major Ad campaign of which he was Choreographer.Watch this space for the development of new shows for the coming year.
So a 2021 update .It has been a busy year . The year started by racing across Europe to open the newly adapted version of Bohemia in Monaco.I stepped off the plane into creating an online ensemble show for the NCCA based on paintings by Edward Hopper.Spring brought the second tour of Love through double glazing For the London Mime festival and Vamos Theatre, which I cowrote and performed in.The first scratch version of a two hander clown show based on the film Das Boot was showcased for club silly and a bonkers space adventure film created with a brilliant group of special needs folks in Devon.
Over the summer we revisited the large outdoor circus show the bridge.This time around as well as performing I took on the role of circus director ,readapting work and crating new material.For Dizzy Dare I directed their show Falconry dismays bonkers outdoor show based around the tradition of falconry displays … I am now finishing the year off teaching at the national circus school and preparing to go back on tour with Cirque Du Soleil and rework some material for Kooza .
looking forward to an exciting 2022