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I’m a lecturer and researcher in Drama and Theatre based at Royal Holloway, University of London. After graduating from the universities of Hull, Glasgow and London, I worked as an actor, political researcher and visiting lecturer in my twenties before being appointed Course Leader in Theatre Studies at Rose Bruford College, where I worked for four years. I then moved to Royal Holloway where I’m currently Reader in Drama and Theatre.

The focus of my teaching and research is documentary and verbatim theatre, post-war British theatre, and contemporary playwriting. You can find out more about my research here.

I’ve taught at all levels of higher education from undergraduate to PhD; I’ve also guest-lectured in schools, run residential courses for mature students and distance learners, and taught in professional industry hubs such as the former Northern Actors’ Centre in Manchester. Internationally, I’ve taught students and practitioners in Barcelona, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi.

I relish the opportunity of sharing my research and engaging in dialogue with the widest possible audience and, to this end, I’ve collaborated with theatres and museums (such as the National Theatre, the V&A, the Barbican, the Young Vic, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket) to run public events on theatre-related themes.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if anything here catches your interest. You can contact me on chris.megson@rhul.ac.uk and I tweet @chris_megson.

Thanks for visiting my (fledgling!) website!

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