John-Paul Christian’s involvement in theatre began in 2000, initially providing sound effects for a production of A Small Family Business. He has since designed and operated sound for over thirty plays including Can’t Pay Won’t Pay, Blue Remembered Hills and The Royal Hunt of the Sun.
In 2001 he joined a school as their Performing Arts Technician, and work included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Country’s Good, Bugsy Malone and Joseph.
In 2003 he made his acting debut as John in Who’s Life is it anyway? He then went on to appear as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, followed by the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.
Performances since then have included Inspector Pissani in Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Polpoch in Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. Musical performances have included Ambrose Kemper in Hello Dolly and Benny Southstreet in Guys & Dolls.
More recently, JP appeared as Richard Merton in The Servant and as Wally in Alphabetical Order, both with Bath Drama. He also enjoyed his first acting role in a Playing Up production as the police officer in Trumpets and Raspberries.