January 28, 2019

Delighted to be able to announce I will directing the next production in The RSC's First Encounters with Shakespeare series - The Merchant of Venice.

This new 90 minute version is aimed at young people and those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.  Opening this...

April 3, 2018

My book Telling the Truth: How to Make Verbatim Theatre has now hit the bookshops (and online retailers of course).

To promote the release of the book, the publishers (Nick Hern Books) asked me to write a blog post for their website.  You can read it here:


December 28, 2017

I'm delighted to announce that my book Telling the Truth is in the final stages of publication.

Back in 2008, when I was a Staff Director at the National Theatre, I assisted on David Hare's verbatim play The Power of Yes, about the financial crisis.  I loved the form an...

November 13, 2017

Since 2013 I've collaborated with Oliver Award nominee Simon Slater and together we've created several musicals based on children's books.

The first three (Pinocchio, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland) were originally produced by the Watermill Theatre and the latest two...

December 21, 2014

I'm currently in rehearsal for WALKING THE CHAINS - a new play by ACH Smith.  Part history, part verbatim it's a celebration of the Clifton Suspension Bridge - the icon of Bristol.  Theatre, circus and music collide to create an epic 'love song' to Brunel's masterpiece...

December 21, 2014

PETER PAN at The Watermill Theatre opened to great reviews and really amazing feedback from the audiences.


For photos and more info visit belfieldandslatermusicals.com - the new site for my collaborations with composer & lyrist Simon Slater.



September 26, 2014

As I'm busy making script amendments, composer Simon Slater has been at the piano writing some cracking tunes for our forthcoming production of Peter Pan. Great cast, great music - I can't wait to start rehearsals!


Peter Pan opens at The Watermill Theatre on 20th Novem...

September 26, 2014

Last summer I was invited to lead a workshop at the National Theatre Studio for young actors, exploring techniques to create verbatim theatre.  


Following the workshop the NT produced this short video.


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