Adam is the co-creator of Showstopper! and artistic director of Extempore, a company dedicated to innovation and improvisation.
He has improvised at The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Soho Theatre, for BBC television and radio, and in eleven countries worldwide.
From 2004-2008, Adam enjoyed a close collaboration with legendary theatre maverick Ken Campbell, creating The School Of Night and The Annual London 50 Hour Improvathon (Park Theatre, Hoxton Hall). With Tom Morris, he curated the Bristol Jam, the UK’s only professional international improvisation festival (Bristol Old Vic Theatre).
He is a world record holder in improvisation, having directed continuously for 55 hours in Toronto, 2013.
From 2004-2013 he ran the Terror Seasons, the UK’s first annual festival of horror theatre and Grand Guignol (Union Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Soho Theatre). The controversial event launched world premiers by writers including Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute, Anthony Neilson, April DeAngelis, Jack Thorne and Lucy Kirkwood.
Adam is also a writer, composer and lyricist – his musical Burlesque won four Off West End Theatre Awards in 2012 including Best New Musical and The Tailor Made Man (lyrics, score co-written with Showstopper MD Duncan Walsh Atkins) ran at the Arts Theatre in 2013. He also directs, most recently the national tour of Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Mischief Theatre) which opens here at the Apollo December 2015.
He is the Head Of Foundation at LAMDA and an associate director for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.