Brian is an experienced playwright, theatre director and teacher. He is widely published as an author of educational and academic books, where his specialism is theatre of the early modern period. He has had nine plays commissioned and produced by professional companies, with four of them published in book form. His play for Border Crossings, Double Tongue
, toured throughout the UK and Hungary. He has led theatre workshops in Austria, Greece, Hungary, Australia, Palestine, Jordan and The Lebanon, as well as in England. A Terrible Madness,
premiered at the Helen McPherson Smith Theatre, Ballarat, Australia in October 2011. He was a Senior Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading and was a Visiting Lecturer at Regents College, London, where he and Rib Davis taught theatre writing on the MA in Writing for Screen and Stage. His play, This Flesh is Mine
(co-produced by London-based Border Crossings and Ashtar Theatre
of Ramallah, Palestine) previewed in Ramallah and opened in London in May 2014. It was revived in London in Autumn 2016, and ran in repertory with a companion piece, When Nobody Returns
. The playtext
of This Flesh is Mine
is published by Oberon Books.