P is for Peter

P.... is for Productions: 

 "Clown"   Encore Theatre Company 2004.


Through the Association of Irish Musical Societies, The Northern Ireland Festival of Light Opera, The Derry Festival of Light Opera and The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.

 3 Special Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Ireland

3 Awards as Best Director from 8 Nominations

12 Best Choreographer Awards from 16 Nominations  (Grease (2),, Clown (2), 42nd Street, Half A Sixpence, Brigadoon, The Widow or Bust, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Ham, Guys and Dolls.)

4 Best Overall Show Awards from 14 Nominations (Half A Sixpence, White Horse Inn, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirate Queen.)

2 Best Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta Awards from 5 Nominations (The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance.)


"Come The Dawn"  Encore Theatre Company 2006. 


Artistic Director and Choreographer, Encore Theatre Company   (I997 – Present.)  Galway based Award winning touring Musical Theatre Company creating innovative and engaging shows throughout Ireland and at International Festivals

 Founder and Artistic Director, Encore Youth Theatre Schools (2000 – Present.)  Musical Theatre Performance schools in Headford, Belclare and Ballinrobe catering for children from 5 -16

Artistic Director, Association of Irish Musical Societies Summer Youth Workshops (1996 – Present)  Theatre and Drama tuition for students aged 15-18 who are considering a career in professional musical theatre

Founder and Resident Director, First Act Musical Company, Belfast (1985-2000)  Award winning Belfast based Cross-Community Musical Society, presenting innovative productions in Belfast and at International Festivals.

Director/Choreographer, Ulster Operatic Company, Belfast (1989 – 2000 and 2006 – 2013)

Director/Choreographer, Ballinrobe Musical Society (1997 – 2011)

Artistic Director, Castlerea Youth Musical Group (2006 – 2010) 

Freelance Director/Choreographer (1985 – Present) employed on Temporary Contracts by:                                              

Fortwilliam Musical Society Belfast, New Lyric Operatic Society Belfast, Lisnagarvey Operatic Society Lisburn, Bangor Operatic Society, Lurgan Operatic Society, St.Patricks Choral Society Downpatrick, Londonderry Operatic Society, Banbridge Operatic Society, Rush Musical Society, Bank of Ireland Musical Society Dublin, Naas Musical Society, Celbridge Musical Society, Newbridge Musical Society, Dolmen Music Theatre Carlow, Kilkenny Musical Society, Gorey Musical Society, De La Salle Musical Society Waterford, Tullamore Musical Society, Portlaoise Musical Society, Roscrea Musical Society, Nenagh Choral Society, Thurles Musical Society, Clonmel Musical Society, Cecilian Musical Society Limerick, Shannon Musical Society, Ennis Musical Society, Ennistymon Musical Society, St. Brendans Choral Society Loughrea, Athenry Musical Society, Marian Choral Society Tuam, Patrician Musical Society Galway, Curtain Call Musical Society Galway. East Clare Musical Society, Scariff. 9 Arch Musical Society, Galway. Castlerea Musical Society, Roscommon. 

 Director/Choreographer for Various School Musical Productions(1988 – Present) Temporary Contracts:            

  Little Flower Secondary School Belfast. Fortwilliam Secondary School, Belfast. Knockbreda Secondary School Belfast. Newtownbreda Secondary School Belfast. Victoria College Belfast. Sullivan Upper Grammar School Belfast. Presentation College Carlow. Jarlath’s College Tuam. Davitt College Castlebar.  Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon. Colaiste Mhuire Ennis. Dunmore School, Galway. Presentation College, Athenry. Vocational College, Athenry. 

 Freelance Private Tuition for Preparation of College Drama Auditions 


"The Pirate Queen" wins AIMS Best Overall Show, 2010 for Ballinrobe Musical Society. 

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