Mike trained as an actor at Central School in the 1970's and has performed in regional theatres throughout Britain, played Shakespeare in Regent's Park and in 1990 led his own company on a world tour visiting Turkey, Israel, the South Pacific Islands and the Philippines. He has directed numerous productions throughout Britain and Europe and was the founding Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, London. He is also a puppeteer, mime and magician and was for some years Associate Director of Parasol Theatre for Children. He is co-founding Director (with Graeme) of In Fieri Theatre for whom he played Macbeth.
Mike first taught on the Summer School in 1982 when it was under the auspices of British Theatre Association Training of which he was member of the Board of Directors. He was Summer School Director from 1996-2003 and now has the honorary title of Summer School Mentor. Mike is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Liverpool John Moores University where he teaches across practical and theoretical subjects, most recently directing a new adaptation of Lady Audley’s Secret.