Between 2000 and 2012, Michael served as Artistic Director of the Key Theatre in Peterborough.
Throughout his tenure at the venue he directed a wide range of shows for both the main house and studio theatre.
His credits include:
No More Sitting On The Old School Bench, Ten Times Table, Once A Catholic, Jane Eyre,
Macbeth, Blood Wedding, Educating Rita, Bad Blood, Daisy Pulls It Off, Little Women and Monstrous Regiment.
He also directed a series of highly successful musicals at the venue including:
The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Summer Holiday, Into The Woods and The Full Monty.
Furthermore, Michael wrote and directed the Key's annual pantomime
including three seasons at Peterborough's Broadway Theatre
with Vikki Michelle, Sue Hodge, Frazer Hines, Paul Daniels & Debbie Magee and Peter Amory.
As a freelance, Michael directed Just Another Monday (National Tour) for Michael Rose,
Bedside Manners for Chris Moreno, Shakers at Mountview Theatre School and
a series of summer musical productions for the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage.
Michael also directed an outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing (Knebworth House),
Jesus Christ Superstar (at Peterborough Cathedral) and A Christmas Carol for the
English Theatre Company in Stockholm.