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What the papers say:

“Exceptionally Strong”
Edinburgh Evening News

“Riveting & Talented”
Oxford Star

“Unique and Zany
Folkestone Herald

“Physically Electric
The Scotsman


Shaun Belcher

Gillian Bates GKB Marketing Ltd

Actors Equity





Post Glasnost Comedians .

Recent Clients include:

Royal College of General Practitioners.

University of Nottingham

University of Leicester

Oxford Psych Course

Human Relations Network

GKB Marketing Ltd

Thoresby Estate.

Creative Agendas

Derby NHS Trust

University of Derby

Performing topical & satirical material on the comedy
circuit during the late 80’s early 90’s.
also performing at the Edinburgh fringe.
Performed with Leap in the dark Improvised comedy group
Also solo comedian for 2 years prior to post glasnost.

Dracula by Liz Lochhead

Preformed the role of van Helsing for Poor Fools Theatre Company
At the Edinburgh Fringe and Etcetera Theatre Club London.
Director: Lisa Napier.


Omnibus: John Ruskin – The Last Visionary

BBC film in the Omnibus series. A profile of john Ruskin
The art critic and visionary of the 19th century.
Director: Julian Birkett.

Mime and stand up.

During the early 1980’s performed a number of solo comedy acts inculding-
The flying pastrami brothers, Diy mime Show , Stephen the Psychic hedgehog
Performing in comedy clubs up and down the country.
Beau Geste in a suitcase (Armpit Theatre with George Bassett) also ran
Spotz Comedy Club In Nottingham.

The Surrealist from Nottingham. Time out

Other work includes

Kvetch by Steven Berkoff
Role : Hale
Director: Stephen Steele.

Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed and performed by
Michael Crook.

Precious Bane BBC TV
Role. Troublemaker
Director. Christopher Menaul

Film. Out of Order
Role. Riot Policeman
Director. Jonnie Turie

Video Short. The True Reality
Role. The Husband
Director. Stephen Steele

Professional Role Play

Experience – training using role-play:

Medical Undergraduates: 1990 – present – communication skills training using the Calgary/Cambridge framework – Nottingham Medical School.

Palliative Care: 1996 – present - ‘Dying to Communicate’ – multi-disciplinary
communication skills training within oncology and palliative care.

Psychiatry: 1998 – present – psychiatric role-play across the UK and abroad, both

within communication skills training and in OSCE settings, at under-graduate

and post-graduate levels. Actor at the Royal College of Psychiatry CASC exams.

Multi-disciplinary training in the management of crisis and conflict. Psychotherapy training.

Oxford University :– international centre for excellence – psychiatry 2011

General Practice: advanced training – handling difficult scenarios. GP Selection process.

East Midlands Healthcare Deanery: 2008 – 2010 - intensive consultation skills training with doctors in difficulty.

Nottingham Vocational Training Scheme: ‘Using the consultation as a learning resource’.

Clinical Psychology: University of Leicester: communication skills training with psychology under-graduates.

Selection process for the PhD in Clinical Psychology. Initiation of the use of actors in the training of clinical psychologists.

Telephone Consultations
: for out of hours surgeries and emergency services, using the King’s College teaching model.

Work Focussed Health Related Assessment (WFHRA):Professional Role Players are used to allow HCPs to practice different questioning styles and methods of communication using role play. The WFHRA involves discussion only.

Team Awards:
National Educator Development (UK) - Innovation in Clinical Education – 2011
Oxford Health Chief Executive’s Award for Innovation - 2011

Experience – overseas:
Training in communication skills within psychiatry – Hong Kong, Malta, Ireland, Singapore.

Areas of Special Interest:
1. Development of the use of film within experiential learning.
2. Consultation Skills within clinical education in cross-cultural settings.


Working with professional actors and role players