Ian trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Recent credits include: Stubby in Before The Night Is Through (Landor Theatre, London); Ko-Ko in Hot Mikado (Landor Theatre, London); Claude in The Baker’s Wife (Best Male Performance nominee in the Off-West End Awards) and Captain Courageous in Dames at Sea (both at the Union Theatre, London); Uncle Freddie in Bent (Landor Theatre, London); Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls at (Kilworth House Theatre, Leicestershire); Mother Superior in Nunsense A-Men! (Arts Theatre, London); Derek in Acorn Antiques – The Musical (UK Tour); and Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour).
Additional theatre credits include: Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Bridewell Theatre, London); Poe (Abbey Road Studios); Evita (UK Tour); Seabee Lee Rogers in South Pacific (Prince of Wales, London); Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Cleveland Theatre Company); Zach in Oklahoma! (UK Tour); Into the Woods (Leicester Haymarket); Happy in Death of a Salesman (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Hareton Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (Old Fire Station, Oxford); Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Ike Skidmore in Oklahoma! (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch & Liverpool); The Recruiting Officer (Theatr Clwyd); The King and I (New Wolsey, Ipswich); and The Mandate (Bloomsbury Theatre).
Last Christmas Ian played Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing. Other pantomime Dame credits include Widow Twankey in Aladdin at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon and four consecutive years at the Corn Exchange, Newbury, appearing in Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots and Aladdin.
He has performed his solo cabaret show and produced seasons of cabaret at a variety of London venues such as Jermyn Street Theatre, Lauderdale House, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Oxo Tower and has also performed in concert for the Duke and Duchess of Wessex, in Qatar.