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James Peachey-Baker
BA (Hons), MA, PGCert, FHEA


Department of Art and Music

James Peachey-Baker, Lecturer in Acting and Performance


James is a theatre maker, academic and artist. He is also Co-Artistic Director, and board member, of Bootworks Theatre Company.

Alongside being a lecturer in acting and performance at Solent University, James is also a senior lecturer in the theatre department at the University of Chichester and programme-coordinates the BA (Hons) in Drama, Theatre and Directing.

Previously he has taught on the undergraduate programme at the University of Portsmouth and guest lectured on the MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

James has been published in numerous publications and has won a Total Theatre Award for Innovation in 2010 (as well as receiving nominations in 2009 and 2015). With Bootworks, James has toured his work to 12 countries worldwide with support from The British Council and has frequently received funding from Arts Council England to make and tour work nationally.

Further information


  • Baker. J, Daniels. R & Roberts. A (2010) Total Theatre: Diary of a Spaceman, The University of Winchester; Winchester.
    This text is a short performative piece documenting the process of the performance 30 Days to Space.
  • Baker, J (2012) Total Theatre: A Spaceman, Cowboy & Disco-Dancer, The University of Winchester; Winchester.
    This text is an introductory contextual document of the performance 30 Days to Edinburgh.
  • Baker. J, Daniels. R & Roberts. A in Field. A (ed.) (2012) 30 Days to Edinburgh, Forest Fringe Paper Stages, Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
    This text is a task-based document to accompany the performance 30 Days to Edinburgh.
  • Baker, J in Daniels, R (2014) Doing It Together, D.I.Y Theatre, University of Chichester Press.
    This text discusses the virtues of collaborative working in relation to making contemporary theatre.
  • Baker, J (2016) Taboo in Children’s Theatre, Exeunt Magazine
    This text discusses strategies for introducing children to bereavement in theatre performance. With particular reference to the performance piece, The Many Doors of Frank Feelbad.
  • Baker, J (2018) LookoutThe Future is Here, ASSITEJ Magazine; Beijing World Conference.
    This text responds to Andy Field’s work Lookout, and the tricky relationship that children have with projections of the future.


Mapping Borders Symposium at the Parlour Showrooms Bristol. (13th September 2013)

Presenting Walkie Talkie with A. Roberts; a paper on the critical influences of performance work 30 Days to Edinburgh.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

Whether it’s treading the boards, or taking your mark in front of a camera, our acting and performance degree gives you the freedom to follow your dream, with real-world experience in the industry.