I'm Klaus, and I write screenplays, stories, books, and songs.
I am a qualified teacher (PGCE) with a background in acting and performing.
In addition to my original creative work I run workshops on storytelling, writing, creativity, acting, voice and performance. I teach one to one LAMDA and instrumental lessons (see the "teaching" tab above) and I also support individuals and organisations on the power of storytelling, narrative, mindset and creativity.
My latest feature screenplay for Frelly Askeland Films Ltd is currently in pre production. Sunflower Muse - a short film based on the power of creativity and connection is scheduled for festival showings in 2024.
I am lead writer and consultant at TELL, the storytelling app.
My two non-fiction books can be found at: www.thewayofthetortoise.com.
In 2018 I was a finalist in the Bath Comedy Festival New Stand up competition and the same year reached the semi-final of the prestigious competition So You're Think You're Funny at the Edinburgh Festival.
I played the lead role of Buddy Holly in the West End show Buddy and toured as an actor and musician in National Touring Theatre Shows. TV credits include Genghis Cohen, Harry Enfield's Television Programme, The Bill, Casualty, & Holby City.
I gained a 1st Class Hons BA degree in Theatre Studies at Brunel University and then qualified as a Drama & English teacher (PGCE) at Reading University.
My songs have been recorded and performed by Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Lisa Knapp (BBC Folk Awards), Ciaren Jeremiah (The Feeling), Jocelyn Brown, The Allstars Collective, Montana Four, & Damien Edwards. Soundtrack compositions include BBC (Wolfblood), ITV (Trollied), SKY and Channel 4 (Dispatches).