Peter BeckTheatre Director and Actor 


Directing - New Writing

Peter has directed a number of new writing initiatives, from rehearsed readings to script development through actor improvisation, to fully produced productions. As well as his work as a director and actor Peter has written and devised new work for the stage. Peter studied creative writing as part of his masters and has contributed to play-reading/feedback services, new writing festivals and young writers projects.


'Father & Son: Son & Father' by Revd. Neville Boundy

The Hostry Festival 2011 / PBSK Partnership

A Rehearsed Reading

Cast: Peter Ellis & Chris Ellis

Norwich Cathedral Hostry  


Production images by Robin Watson, reproduced by kind permission of PBSK Partnership


After-show discussion presented by Louise Priest (BBC Look East)



'365 Days/365 Plays' by Suzan-Lori Parks

University of East Anglia MA Programme 2007

Co-directed by Peter Beck and Tess Zoers

Organised by The University Network

UEA Drama Studio



'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' by Florence Collins

Minotaur 'Shorts' New Writing Festival 2007

University of East Anglia

Cast: Hamish Morgan & Will Isgrove

'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' previously received a rehearsed reading at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Patrick Marber



'Drink with Me' 

Devised by Peter Beck and Beverley Bishop

Commissioned by Playwrights East 2005

Cast: Beverley Bishop

An Arts Council funded project

Norwich Puppet Theatre


Production image by Dave Guttridge



'Murders in the Rue Morgue'

Devised by Peter Beck, Karen Hill and Lucy Enskat from an original story by Edgar Allen Poe

Cheetahfeet Theatre Company 2003

Norwich Puppet Theatre


Production images by Dave Guttridge





'Autumn' by Antoinette Moses

Playwrights East & Norfolk Museum Service

Commissioned as part of an exhibition at Norwich Castle - 'Frederick Sandys and The Pre-Raphaelites' 2002





'However Tall' by Holly Phillips

Playing with New Words - New Writing Festival 1999

Maddermarket Theatre          

Rehearsed Reading




'Thumping' by Tim Ashwell

Platform One Theatre Company

Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1999

Performances also at The Etcetera Theatre, London and Norwich Arts Centre

'Thumping flips between Moray's (the central character) daydreams of sexual conquest and the sad reality that he cannot even open a window to let the air in. Agoraphobia is used as a metaphor for the paranoid world in which we live, but also for exploring a society which laughs at the mentally ill. Which is exactly what you end up doing at this hilarious performance'  ***** Must See

Three Weeks Magazine


'The play's intelligent self-mockery engages the audience. Its nicely controlled language constantly shifts register and is underpinned by brave performances from the cast. The script is genuinely moving with keen touches' ***

Joy Hendry, The Scotsman















'Planet Aqua' 

Platform One Theatre Company 1998

Script and Lyrics by Peter Beck

Music by Karen Reilly and Robin Forrest

Additional Lyrics by Karen Reilly

Maddermarket Theatre