Dusty is a highly experienced director and programmer who has been at the forefront of the trend for 'narrative cabaret' and whose past credits include The Black Cat Cabaret at the London Wonderground and the Café de Paris (Winner 2013 London Cabaret Award for 'Best Production'), Prospero's Tavern at the London Wonderground, The Winter of Discontent at the Arcola Tent, five of the notorious Battersea Barge 'adult pantomimes': Sleeping Beauty, Lucky the Cow, Aladdin, Peter Pandemonium and Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling, a plethora of variety nights and cabarets including the legendary Bongo Club Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe, and numerous plays and devised pieces including The Importance of Being Earnest. He was Associate Director on Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed and directed The Night Before Winterval at the Roundhouse Studio. He is especially proud of two productions, which shaped his directing approach to 'narrative cabaret': The Red Piano and the Smoking Cat, (a circus-cabaret based on Brecht's Fear and Misery in the Third Reich) and No Man's Land, a devised narrative cabaret based on Euripides' Trojan Women at the Central School of Speech and Drama,
He is also a very experienced performance and voice coach.
For those looking to boost their confidence and presence on stage (whether professional performers or not) and to refine their performances, Dusty gives perceptive, thoughtful and compassionate coaching based on the principle that a good coach draws out a performer's inner potential, whether you are a performer looking to hone your craft, a CEO with a presentation to give or a best man eager to make a blushing groom squirm.
Dusty is a classically-trained singer with over 20 years experience in public speaking, and his vocal coaching methods are simple and effective for those who want to give their voice real power and presence, and to remain relaxed and confident while singing or giving speeches.
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