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Before Ashley began working at Sheffield Hallam University, he ran a theatre company for 20 years and in that time he wrote, directed, acted and facilitated  countless projects (Touring and Applied). He now writes about Applied Theatre, Space & Place and write a regular blog about how Performance relates to other things (e.g. football).


  • The Arts in education
  • Community & Applied Theatre
  • The Theatre & Film Industry
  • The cultural life of Sheffield
  • The contemporary arts / theatre scene

Media coverage:

  • Ashley regularly appears on BBC Radio Sheffield to discuss film
    Toby Foster at Breakfast
    Ashley talks about theatre funding cuts.

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