|Mike Brooks - Director
Mike is an musician/actor/writer/director. He was born and raised in
Dinas Powys near Cardiff in South Wales. He has been performing
proffesionally since 1987 and has worked as an actor/musician for many
Theatre companies including Bristol Express, MAST, Whizz Productions,
Moving Being and Theatre In Education companies Molecule Theatre,
Moving Theatre, Tom Tiddlers Touring Theatre and Red Hippo.
Mike joined Barking Dog in 1995 first as an actor and booker then as a
writer and director. He worked closely with the company's founder,
Patrick Jacobs to establish the principles and style of the company.
He became director of the company in 2006 by which time he had
already written seven shows for Barking Dog, two pantomimes for
Applause Productions and had written songs for six companies.
He is a partner/writer/director of Riverbank Productions who tour
throughout Britain And Ireland with family shows. In 2016 Riverbank
will be touring "Alice In Wonderland" which Mike adapted from
the book by Lewis Carroll. He also wrote the soundtrack.
Mike also plays in a band called Here Be Dragons and has toured
many countries with them. The band is currently recording their
When not touring, Mike splits his time between London and Cardiff.
|Siaran Brooks - Administrator
As well as being the admin person for Barking Dog,
Siaran is a proffesional Storyteller. She specialises in
telling stories for children under six years old.
Siaran has performed in Arts Centres, Theatres and schools all over
England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
She was born and raised in Barry, South Wales
and now lives in Trefforest
|Patrick Jacobs - Founder/Advisor/Writer
Patrick founded the Barking Dog Theatre company in 1987 in
At first he wrote, directed, acted and booked the shows
for the company. When Barking Dog grew he worked with Mike and
other people to increase the scope of the company.
Throughout, Pat has also performed as children's entertainer
Potty Patrick and since 2000 as a clown doctor.
Pat lives in his native Essex
aged 7 - 11