MSF | Musical Theatre adjudicators
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Musical Theatre adjudicators

Peter Dayson CertEd


Peter started his career as an actor in stage, television and film, progressing to writing, directing and producing.

He runs an International Community Cross-Over Project which takes children and students from across the London Boroughs and performs in the West End, transferring to Ohio, U.S.A. This involves artists from the industry working with local actors and special needs students.

As an Actor Peter has appeared in many tv series and sit-coms, on stage played everything from John Macey in ’ MONDAY AFTER THE MIRACLE’ (West End) to Chris Keller in ‘ALL MY SONS’ with rep seasons ranging from Nottingham, Swansea, and Basingstoke.

As a writer Peter has written several plays, 8 musicals, show-cased in the West End and is currently working on a spy-thriller.

For television Peter has appeared in several Dr Who episodes with five different Doctors, Blakes Seven, Three of a Kind, Stig of the Dump and The Stanley Baxter Picture Show.

He has just finished writing and directing a new musical called Hazlewood Heroes and currently working on a new film script.

Later this year he is directing a 110 centenary production in Birmingham with an all star cast.

As a Director Peter has been responsible for many productions, was Artistic Director for Stafford Gatehouse for 8 years, worked for Disney as a Director and Executive Producer and, also worked for Really Useful Theatre Groups and for 2 years as a writer for E.M.I.

Peter’s passion is working with children, students and young performers, particularly special needs to nurture, encourage, support and develop them with perhaps a career in the industry or just ‘Life Skills’.

Peter has just finished directing GODSPELL with Chesney Hawkes, Sleeping Beauty in Leeds and Cinderella in Birmingham. He is currently directing a play which is heading into the West End later next year.

With three productions in December 2022, Peter has just directed ‘ Cinderella ‘ in Leeds, ‘Beauty and the Beast ‘ in Birmingham and ‘Santa’ in Wimbledon. He has just completed Sri Lanka Festival and is currently adjudicating Hong Kong. In April 2023 he is adjudicating the Canada Festival.