Peter Thickett

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Peter Thickett

Artistic Director

Peter is a young director and writer working in London. He is a graduate of Merton College, Oxford, where he achieved a first class honours degree in music under the guidance of Professor Daniel Grimley. In 2016, he received a research grant from the Britten-Pears Foundation to pursue his thesis on ‘Structures of Desire in the Operas of Benjamin Britten’, whilst also directing The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring with St Peter’s Opera Company. Peter is interested in the intersection between queer lives and art and how this transpires within the fabric of music and performance. He has recently undertaken studies in Jungian psychology where he cultivates a particular interest in the relationship between sexuality and the physical landscape. His poetry explores the nature of dreams, memory and childhood—taking his influence from the work of Billy Collins and Wayne Koestenbaum.