Jack enjoys simultaneous careers as a writer, director, key-note speaker and business facilitator. His work in theatre and comedy means he has participated in over one hundred productions, both on stage and behind the scenes, for The National Theatre, Channel 4 and ITV, amongst others.
In his early days he wrote for numerous TV comedy sketch shows in the Uk, including Hale & Pace, Freddie Starr. His comedy, Derrick’s Dilemma won a Carling London Theatre Award, while “The Shock Theatre Company’s History of the Theatre” toured the UK including Edinburgh and London.
As director, Jack has directed in the West End, “Maggie’s End,” “The One Off” and “Roti with Ham,” as well as being the former artistic director of Lichfield Mysteries – which was Europe’s largest cast theatre event.
Jack’s comedy The Mummy, played at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry in 2014, before running for six months (as Muumio) in 2015-2016 in Finland. In January 2017 it opens in Buenos Aires with an all-star cast at the famous Metropolitan Theatre on the Avenida Corrientes (Argentina’s West End). His co-written comedy, “Octopus Soup” opens in January 2018 at the Park Theatre, London; while his surreal “One Man, Two Llamas” has a rehearsed reading at Theatr Clwyd in May.
As facilitator and speaker, he works internationally with organisations including: Google, Microsoft, Virgin Media and Cisco, transferring skills from the world of comedy across to business, helping make the dry and technical engaging, fun and above all not boring.
More randomly Jack was probably the first Westerner to visit the Soviet secret city of Severodvinsk (and certainly the first to take pics of nuclear subs and return in one piece), created a comedy show from scratch live on GMTV and then had it heckled by Nick Owen and the singer Joe Brown; and once headlined as an animal impressionist at a Keralan Rock and Roll concert in Calicut.
Jack is married to actress Rebecca Rainsford, has three children, Christabel, Rosetta and Kester.