PAUL PRESCOTT was born
and brought up in Londonís East End. He trained as an actor in the late
sixties at the Guildhall School and spent the first 12 years of his career
doing just that, appearing at most major theatres in the country. The opportunity
to diversify came when he and restaurateur Carlo Lange set up La Bonne Crepe
Café Theatre in 1979. Over the next 17 years Paul staged 141 productions
at this London venue, writing over 80 of the plays and musicals presented
by the company during this period. Several productions were taken to the
Edinburgh Festival and staged at other London fringe theatres.
Since the closure of this venue in 1996 Paul has continued to keep busy as a writer, actor, and director. In 1997 his new play, The Greenhouse Effect, was presented at the Riverside Studios. 1998 saw him directing and appearing in his play The Lights Twinkle Sometimes at the Jermyn St Theatre. His more recent work as an actor has included episodes of The Bill and Pie in the Sky. He recently completed a run of a new Australian play, Mr Melancholy, at the Hen and Chickens Theatre. His latest show, Dusty the Musical, starring Mari Wilson as Dusty Springfield, has just completed a major tour prior to its West End opening later this year. Paul has several projects ahead of him, including the continued search for a suitable property for a new restaurant theatre.