Stuart has spent most of his working life teaching drama in schools and more
recently in the Performing Arts Department at Bradford College. This has kept
him busy as a director, but acting was the main reason for his love of the theatre
and Paper Zoo has given him the chance to resume a life of dressing up and
pretending to be other people. For Paper Zoo Stuart has played Estragon in
Waiting for Godot, Antonio in Twelfth Night, Friar Francis in Much Ado About
Nothing, McCorquodale in Funeral Games. Stuart played Scrooge to great
acclaim in the touring production of A Christmas Carol
Since then Stuart has gone on to direct George Orwell's Animal Farm and the
hugely successful staging of 1984 - featuring John Hurt as the on-screen Big
Brother, which was commissioned by The National Media Museum in Bradford.
This led to a follow up tour in 2010 and a re-staging of Animal Farm for the
NMM's 'Animalism' exhibition.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Stuart was involved in the creation of 2020Vision,
creating the role of Bill in the production that played at the Edinburgh Fringe and
Saltaire Festivals in 2010.
Stuart spent much of 2011 and a bit of 2012 racing around in shorts playing the 8
year-old Peter in Dennis Potter's Blue Remembered Hills. He then went on to
play dual roles in The Tempest where he was Gonzalo and Stephano.
Stuart is currently busy adapting Charles Dickens' classic novel Hard Times for
Paper Zoo's next production, due to tour throughout the Spring and Summer of