The Lost Boys
Paul is a co-founding member and Director of The Lost Boys. Paul produces and writes the adaptations and new works as well as being a performer. Paul fell in love with movies at an early age and from there discovered performing arts, training in Dance early on before training in Acting at Bretton Hall and Physical Theatre at Birmingham School of Acting.
Paul has trained extensively in Martial Arts, Stage and Screen combat and worked as both actor and stunt performer in Theatre, TV and Film. Paul is a qualified Go Fence instructor and a qualified teacher with over 10 years experience. Paul has also undertaken post-graduate study in Event Management. He is now taking further study in Behaviour Studies.
Ben is a co-founding member and Actor/Teacher for The Lost Boys. Ben fell in love with movies at an early age and took to the stage not long after. Ben then studied at Chester University and training in Physical Theatre at Birmingham School of Acting. Since then Ben has trained in Stage and Screen Combat and has performed in Theatre, Film and Radio. Ben is also a qualified teacher with over 10 years experience.
Peter trained in hotel management and worked in hotels in Geneva, Toronto, Bournemouth and Brighton (narrowly missed being bombed there) before running off to join the ‘circus’ in 1985, when he managed theatres for English National Opera and Scottish Opera. Peter joined Viva in 1995. With colleagues he continues to redefine the role of the Orchestra and push the boundaries of what a creative musical organisation can be. Whilst ensuring concert giving of the highest standard Peter is also passionate about the role music can play in the development of the social skills of participants in the Orchestra’s nationally acclaimed project work.
Peter is a Board member of the Association of British Orchestras and Chairman of its Education Managers’ Group. Previously he was Chairman of the Association of British Orchestras’ Chamber Orchestras Managers’ Group. Peter led a successful bid with Derby LIVE and Marketing Derby to host the annual ABO conference in Derby. He is also a member of the Family Friendly Arts Campaign project board. He has been invited to join many Arts working groups in Derby where currently he sits as a member of the City’s Cultural Vision Group.
Peter was a founding Director of Cultivate, East Midlands’ audience and organisation development agency and served a full six year term on its Board. He participated in Capitalise, an Arts Council funded cultural leaders programme run in the East Midlands.
Peter’s interests in the arts are wide ranging including music, opera and theatre. Peter is an avid skier and tries to get as much time on the piste as his employer will allow!
Sarah Gatford is a British Sign Language/English Interpreter who works regularly in the arts. She has built her reputation by interpreting for a vast number of large scale productions both locally and nationally. Having wanted to develop from working in the traditional interpreting style at the side of the stage she has worked with the Lost Boys Theatre Company and Babbling Vagabonds to shadow interpret their shows (follow the actors around on stage). She also works with Vamos and Hubbub theatre companies in a consultancy and interpreting capacity.