Originally from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, James trained at the University of Huddersfield and has worked extensively on freelance projects throughout the UK, across Europe, the USA and Internationally.
In January 2008 James launched ‘Snap to Black’ a company offering production, project and event management to a range of clients from theatrical productions to large scale corporate events throughout the UK and internationally.
Recent production credits include; Dick Whittington (QDOS, Wycombe Swan), Peter Pan (QDOS, Northampton Dernagate), Breeders (Vicky Graham Productions, St James’), Brass (NYMT, Leeds City Varieties), The Hired Man (NYMT, St James’), The Ragged Child (NYMT, The Rose, Kingston), Thérèse Raquin (Theatre Bench, The Park Theatre), April in Paris (AiP Ltd, National Tour), Fings ain’t wot they used t’be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Follow the Herring Project; incorporating Get Up and Tie Your Fingers & A Coat For A Boat (Customs House), The Mummy (The Booking Office, Coventry Belgrade), Cinderella (High Wycombe and Dartford, QDOS), West Side Story (NYMT, Victoria Warehouse Manchester), September In The Rain (The Booking Office, National Tour), 42nd Street Gala Concert (London Palladium, Caron Keating Foundation), A Chorus Line (London Palladium, ACL London Ltd), Loserville (Garrick Theatre, First Act! Ltd), Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! (The Radio Theatre Company, National Tour) Bette and Joan (Mark Goucher Ltd, National Tour), Slava’s Snowshow (UK Tours and Royal Festival Hall, Mark Goucher Ltd), Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Cats and The Sound of Music (Larnaca International Festival, Cyprus)
Other projects in 2015 include American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London), Britain’s Got Bhangra (UK Tour), Seussical (Far East and Middle East Tour and Arts Theatre, London), The Man and The Donkey (Customs House, South Shields),