Ian became addicted to theatre when he made the transition from brass musician to acting in a production of Seasons Greetings at Canterbury Repertory Theatre. Thereafter, he performed in numerous productions with Elmwood Players, Harlequin Players Christchurch, Riccarton and Rangiora Players.
Ian worked with Top Dog Theatre in West, Bouncers and four Summer Shakespeare productions including Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night.
Ian’s other performance credits include The Sound of Music, Music Man, Brassed Off, and the Showbiz Christchurch productions of The Full Monty, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Sister Act. His most recent performances include The Vicar of Dibley and the role of Prime Minister in Yes, Prime Minister with the Canterbury Repertory.