Currently…. Johnny is under commission to the BBC, Dundee Rep Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Play, Pie and a Pint, Macrobert and Tron Theatre. He is also developing a range of TV projects with Fable Pictures, FreeAtLast TV and Artis Pictures. He is Associate Artist at National Theatre of Scotland.
As a writer…. Johnny’s scripts include the award winning Wendy Hoose, The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam and The Joke. He has been described as the ‘vanguard of post-modernist panto’, with over 26 productions under his belt and a slew of nominations for these works. Johnny has worked as part of the core writing team for BBC’s Continuing Drama River City (with 30+ Hour episodes under his belt). He has also been Associate Playwright for Playwrights Studio Scotland, mentoring new and emergent writing talents.
As a director….. he was Co-Artistic Director of Random Accomplice Theatre Company and toured work across the UK and further afield including New York, Prague, Spain, Hong Kong and Singapore. His favourite of all the venues to tour to is still the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine. As a freelance director he has worked for many theatre companies including National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep, Perth Horsecross, Tron Theatre, Macrobert, Scottish Opera.
As an Educator… Johnny has had several educational resources published by Scottish Opera, has taken the role as Lead Artist in multiple CPD Primary and Secondary Teaching modules. He also served as Senior Tutor for RCS Youthworks programme, responsible for the co-ordination and appraisal of curriculum for over 500 young people and 22 tutors.
As a performer… Johnny pretty much just plays himself. Sometimes in lipstick. He once got told his fat suit was ‘cute’ by an audience member. He wasn’t wearing a fat suit.