Dermot has acquired extensive experience of theatre production including marketing; ticketing and box office; general management, company management and event management - all in London.
He attended the essential Stage One Workshop in 2014. Stage One is a charitable initiative developing new UK theatre producers, originated and supported by the Society of London Theatres.
In 2011 he embarked upon a course of study, enrolling on Birkbeck College's Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance MA, he achieved a pass with distinction. As part of his studies he fulfilled a professional secondment with Jeremy Goldstein, and he was subsequently engaged by Jeremy as Assistant Producer/Associate Director for two further runs of Penny Arcade: B!D!F!W!
He has gone onto develop his practice through roles with Producers and Theatre Companies, and by developing his own projects.
Dermot has directed and choreographed many times, including directing youth theatre and a large scale community project. He has also taught at theatre and drama schools.
Originally trained as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting, he has performed in a wide range of theatrical forms in rep, fringe, tours, community tours, overseas and the West End.
Producer and commissioner of Turn of the Screw. First production to be 2017.
Director - Stop The World I Want To Get Off. LIPA 3rd Year Dance.
Company Manager - Gaslight for Paul Elliott, Toronto.
Producer - Garbo Talks workshop and table read, starring Anita Dobson.
Producer - there were two brothers for GLASGAY!/Tour booker
Associate Producer - Futebol: The Alternative World Cup for Light Up The House
Associate Producer -Cover Her Face, for Inky Cloak
Assistant producer/Associate director PennyArcade- Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! Arcola Tent, Old Vic Tunnels and the Albany.
Assistant Producer/Director -Lucky Stiff Bridewell Theatre. UK Premier.
When I returned to New York after the opening weekend, Dermot stepped in to associate direct the show. Dermot quickly established himself as someone highly dependable and graceful under pressure. In the improvisational arena that is the theater of Penny Arcade and with a show designed to run off course, Dermot was a steady hand - always clear and unflappable - just a great person to have on our team!
(Steve Zehentner - Co-Director & Designer of Penny Arcade's Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!)
Dermot’s input and vision for the project has been invaluable. His professionalism, insight and generosity brought out things I wasn’t sure I could achieve.
(Mark Kydd - Writer & Performer of there were two brothers)
Stop The World I Want To Get Off. Had a brilliant time at LIPA with 3rd Years.
Had a ball CSM'ing this lovely company in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
I was Company Manager for this short tour starring the fabulous Lorna Luft
Project Manager for this workshop and presentation of Alexis Gregory's play.
Anita read the lead character in Garbo Talks workshop at The Arts.
Futebol: The Alternative World Cup