Head of MA Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, Julian trained at the University of Kent and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He was Artistic Director of Sevenoaks Playhouse; Artistic Director of the Global Search for New Musicals at the International Festival of Musical Theatre Cardiff and Associate Director of the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Julian has worked extensively as a director and writers both in the UK and worldwide.
As writer/director: The Railway Children (50+ productions); Broadway Hall of Fame: Cole Porter (Palace Theatre/BBC Radio 3); Liberace, Live From Heaven (West End/New Zealand/Edinburgh); The Wind In The Willows (Sevenoaks); BlueBirds(GSA/London).
As director: West End 2 Boys In A Bed; The Musical of Musicals; Off-Broadway…And The Pursuit of Happiness; National tours: Oklahoma!; South Pacific; Carousel; Fiddler On The Roof.
Among many projects as writer: New book for Lionel Bart's Twang!!; Let Him Have Justice and the book How Musicals Work.