Ciaran studied at Durham University before training as an actor at Arts Ed. Between 2010-19, he was Director of Learning & Participation at the Rose. He currently teaches film and theatre at TASIS – The American School in England. Ciaran has written more than forty plays and short films, including Snowbound (Trafalgar Studios), Horrible Histories (International Tour) and five previous Christmas productions for the Rose.
Credits for the Rose: The Creature [Frankenstein Retold], The Snow Queen, Hansel & Gretel, Alice in Winterland, The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol, Our Town: A Kingston Story, In the Way of Peace, Scenes from Childhood and Stay With Me.
Other credits include: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Tilted Wig Productions), Beast Quest (Hampton Court Palace), The Enchanted Story Trail (RHS Garden Wisley), Stones (Sutton Theatres), Snowbound (Trafalgar Studios), My Father the Angel (National Theatre Studio), These Four Walls, Shostakovich The Last Symphony, Touched by Fire, The Man Who Dreamed (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), MiracleBoy (Bad Physics), Crooked Little House (Battersea Arts Centre), Immortal (Courtyard Theatre), The Settling Dust (Union Theatre).
Adaptations include: Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Heart of Darkness, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Trial, Arabian Nights, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Oliver Twist, Frankenstein and the hit show Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans which toured internationally.