Chris has been a familiar face on the Edinburgh stage since moving to the city from Northern Ireland in 2004. Now a resident of West Lothian, and a parent, much of what he might have written pre-coronavirus seems somewhat anachronistic...
That being said, Chris is a keen singer, and has regularly been found exploring the lighter world of classic musicals and Gilbert & Sullivan operetta with The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society (EDGAS) and Cat-Like Tread (CLT), or exploring eclectic repertoire for chamber choir with the St Andrew Camerata and Reid Consort.
Chris loves his 3-T family, and is delighted to have played roles in Elephants, Dear Brutus, and now Enchanted April. Mellersh Wilton, family solicitor, has provided him with an excellent opportunity to get in touch with his inner Basil Fawlty, but unfortunately not as much motivation to get back into a post-covid fitness routine as he would have hoped. Notable roles with other companies include Tupolski (The Pillowman, EUTC), Mark Cohen (Rent, ELT), Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S. Pinafore, EDGAS) and John Wellington Wells (The Sorcerer, CLT).
When not indulging his ego on stage, Chris is a lecturer and researcher in the social science of religion at The Open University, a vocal Scottish Greens activist, and enjoys time in the pub, Dungeons & Dragons, being the centre of attention, and repeatedly listening to metal albums he bought when he was 17.
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote that “A towel… is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” As today’s performance will attest, this seems to apply to family solicitors as well…
- Biography taken from the programme for Enchanted April (2022)