Neil was a founding co-operative member of Metro Theatre Company, Sheffield, in the eighties and performed in their tours of newly commissioned plays as well as playing Bob Crass in their hugely successful production of THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS.
Since then Neil has worked as an actor/musician and musical director in all types of theatre from Theatre-in-Education with Northampton Royal; Community Theatre with Solent People’s Theatre, Oxfordshire Touring and Age Exchange; Small-Scale Touring with Eastern Angles, Mikron, Forest Forge, Quondam Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre; Children’s Theatre with the Unicorn and Polka; Repertory seasons at Coventry Belgrade, New Vic Stoke, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Northampton Royal, Bolton Octagon, Basingstoke Haymarket and Chichester Festival Theatre; Pantomime seasons with Northampton, Chipping Norton, Bloomsbury Theatre (London) and QDOS at Southend and Bromley with Hale and Pace; and as Musical Director for national tours of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET (Basingstoke, Colchester, Exeter, Belfast No. 1 tour), GIRLS’ NIGHT (Goodnight Productions No. 1 tour), WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Splats and Bloomsbury Theatre) and SISTER JOSEPHINE KICKS THE HABIT (Swaledale Festival and tour).
Neil’s favourite shows he’s been in are THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS (Metro), SISTER JOSEPHINE KICKS THE HABIT (Helmsley Arts Centre and Swaledale Festival), RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET (New Vic Stoke and Bolton Octagon), HENRY V and TWELFTH NIGHT (Barnwell Shakespeare Festival), SONG OF SINGAPORE (Chichester and Mayfair Theatre, London), as well as his brief spell with LITTLE BRITAIN:LIVE as the sicked-on vicar!