“Very creative in highlighting differences of culture and style, Tony made the learning process very interesting” Dennis de Jong, ABN AMRO
His interest in experiential learning using interactive drama has led to a wide variety of assignments. His background as a performer, teacher, writer and producer all characterise the design and delivery of his innovative training programmes. As a tutor or as a facilitator, he brings a fresh approach to his clients' needs and his audiences' requirements.
He devises and presents original programmes and seminars in a number of management fields. These stretch from highly successful drama based courses on grievance, disciplinary and poor performance issues to an original course on memory techniques. Communication, diversity and cross cultural working are further specialities. He has produced the interactive drama component for over seventy training courses. He has produced original and exciting conferences. Clients span blue chip corporations, the voluntary sector, the public service, training organisations and several universities.
Responsible for presentation skills training for The Learning Stage he has helped government spokespeople, individual ‘celebrities’ and global corporations’ sales and management teams.
He has a Diploma in Speech and Drama from The Rose Bruford College. He spent his early career as an actor, with television credits that include ‘Inspector Morse’, ‘A Touch of Frost’, ‘Miss Marple’, ‘Brass’, ‘EastEnders’ and many others. He worked for BBC radio for several years, including a spell in ‘The Archers’. Film appearances include ‘The English Patient’ and ‘Star Wars’. He has worked in large and small scale theatres all over the UK He ran his own production company, Tigerwise Theatrical Management, for ten years. He helped launch and managed The New Vic touring theatre company. He managed the celebrated Japanese drummers Kodo and presented the Netherlands Dance Theatre. He was a director of Hetherington Seelig, who managed a portfolio of theatres, performance troupes and a number of international festivals. He has produced plays and musicals in London’s West End including Cole Porter’s ‘Can Can’ and ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’. He has written and produced scripts for radio, video and live events. He coordinated the production of a major promotional publication for the government of Papua New Guinea and has worked overseas many times. His varied experience evolved into consultancy and training. He was a principal consultant at MaST International for three years and then a freelance before launching The Learning Stage. He continues to work as a producer, writer, director and actor for a variety of training, media and commercial organisations.
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