Teacher & Technical Theatre Manager
Ashley’s is currently studying for a Masters degree in Touring Theatre. As part of his training, Ashley has not only studied acting and performance but has also received industry level training in technical and administrative skills for professional theatre.
In 2016, Ashley played the lead role of Michael in a production of ‘Skellig’ that toured around Worcestershire and Shropshire before being selected to perform at the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF). In 2017/18, he performed in a piece of new cabaret theatre called ‘Club Paradise’ which was toured around colleges in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Gloucester, as well as appearing at the Birmingham MAC. ‘Club Paradise’ has now been selected to perform at The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, taking Ashley’s touring portfolio international in the summer of 2019. Most recently, he has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 with a piece of new theatre called Me, Myself and A.I, performing the brand-new devised piece for the entirety of the Fringe festival.
Since 2015, Ashley has been assistant in all productions to date, as either assistant director, assistant musical director, or in the technical aspect of TACT’s large-scale productions. TACT gives Ashley a ‘home’ to his musical theatre roots. Ashley is now the TACT Technical Manager and is responsible for technical operations on all productions.