Peter Thickett

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Peter Thickett

Artistic Director

Peter splits his time travelling the world researching different cultures while also working as a director and writer in London. His focus is on site-specific, immersive productions that explore the intersections of the senses – taking influences from a wide range of cultural practices and aesthetics. 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 productions of The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring. He is an alumnus of The Society of Analytical Psychology where he studied Jungian analysis, cultivating a particular interest in the relationship between sexuality and the physical and material landscape. His poetry explores the nature of dreams, memory and childhood—taking his influence from the work of Billy Collins and Wayne Koestenbaum.