I am currently performing the spoken word role in Piaf Remembered in venues around London.
The Knee Jerk of Sloth
An intriguing piece written and directed by Pelagie May-Green, in which I played Shane. It was performed in Ghent in October 2016
Film by Richard Weston – Sine Wave Media
De Profundis – The Voice of Three
A piece developed by Bartosz Glowacki during his residency at Aldeburgh.
Film by Dan Redding
On The Axis of this World
for Cambridge City Opera – Cambridge 2016 – Spoken Word
On the Axis of this World is inspired by Antarctic exploration and, in particular, the British Antarctic Expedition of 1911-13, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott and four of his companions died on their way back from the South Pole.
I undertook the spoken word role in this short opera at the Scott Polar Institute in March 2016, as part of The Cambridge Science Festival.
Composed by Matt Rogers “His music achieves that glorious blend of the utterly unexpected with the perfectly inevitable, in a language of heartbreaking beauty”, and directed by Sinéad O’Neill – director and producer, and a regular Assistant Director at Glyndebourne.
Photography Claire Shovelton
for Fentiman Productions – London 2015 – Pastor Karobath & The Judge
Written and directed by Sharon Jennings, this new play explored the little known story of Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian executed during the Second World War for his conscientious objection to military service under Hitler.
I played the roles of Pastor Karobath – a catholic priest, and The Judge at Jagerstatter’s court-martial.
“Brilliantly performed by Gary Merry” – Oremus Magazine
Peace In Our Time
for Digital Drama – Audio Drama 2015 – Alfie Blake, Dr Venning, Kurt
An eight part audio production of Noel Coward’s Peace in Our Time in Coward imagines life in a London pub during World War Two and the play’s themes of freedom, resistance and surveillance. Produced by Alison Ramsey, and Directed by Kate Valentine for Digital Drama.
I played multiple roles in 6 of the 8 episodes.