founder & director, The Poor School
Paul acted as a child in productions at Central where his mother, Barbara, was head of movement, having been assistant and then successor to Litz Pisk, author of The Actor and His Body. He later trained at The Bristol Old Vic, leaving early. He spent three years directing on the London Fringe, setting up his own pub theatre. After five years in the Antipodes, where he acted and directed, he returned to the UK, setting up The Poor School in 1986, of which he has been director ever since. The school is to close next year. The charity will continue, with Paul focusing on aspects of the current theatrical climate which displease him.
His videos may be found here.
Follow Paul on Twitter @paulcaister
Saturday 28 October, 10:00 Frobisher 4-6
Playing politics: should theatre be a safe space?