Ian Harris will play Grandad in Stig of the Dump, Duke Senior in As You Like It and Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Having trained at the Arts Educational Drama School, and Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, Ian has appeared over the past 20 years in theatres throughout the UK and beyond. Favourite roles include Teddy in The Homecoming and Fabian in Twelfth Night at York Theatre Royal; Joe Gargery and Jaggers in Great Expectations at Manchester Library Theatre; Captain Smollett in Treasure Island at Bristol Old Vic, Jan Coggan in Far From the Madding Crowd at Newbury Watermill, Floyd Knowles in The Grapes of Wrath at Colchester Mercury, Faulkland in The Rivals at Worcester Swan, and various classical composers in The Pocket Orchestra in the West End at Trafalgar Studios.
He has worked for the Liverpool Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, Worcester Swan, Basingstoke Haymarket, Ludlow Festival, Sherman Cardiff, The Roses Tewkesbury, and was last in Chester playing Sir Gawain in Merlin and Arthur at the Gateway Theatre. He is a core member of the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company with whom he has toured extensively. In addition, he has toured for companies such as Cherub, Fresh Glory, and the Unicorn Theatre. Work with Unicorn includes Jemima Puddleduck & Her Friends at the Royal Opera House, and the World Trade Centre, Singapore, and the original production of Tom’s Midnight Garden, which toured the UK and at the New Victory Theatre, New York.
Ian is also regularly involved in creating new theatre as a devisor, director, composer and writer. He trained classically as a violinist, but now plays with bands in a variety styles from folk fiddle, to prog rock.