Norman Bailey is a visual and performing artist  with over three decades experience in  theatre, radio and film.   His passion for storytelling has taken him into writing, directing and producing.  Along the way he's been fortunate enough to have been involved in some great productions by, amongst others, Disney, Cameron Mackintosh and the BBC. 


Recent Work

Performer/writer- Anansi - A World Without Stories (June 2019)

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Event: The Great Get Together

Workshop Leader - The Art of Storytelling Workshop (June 2019)

Peckham Library

Event: Southwark Festival of Words

Artist - The Chronicles of Lando Pheobes (June 2019)

Venue: Canada Water Theatre, London

Event: Land of Fibs Festival - Canada Water Theatre

Actor - The Lost Ones (May 2019)

Producer: Film and Video Umbrella


Venue: Tate Modern

Event: The Waiting Room 

Director/ Actor - Dream Lovers (2018)

Venue: The Boilerhouse

Event: Boiled Dreams

Artist - (Dis)place Art installaition (2018)

Venue: The Atrium/The Boilerhouse, London

Event: In the Dust of Things Unsttleed

Performer/writer - Anansi - A world without Stories - The Impossible Quest (2017)

Venue: The Tap Rooms, London

Event: The One 2 Festival

ChoirMaster - TuneIn For Alzhiemer's

Venue: The Church. Covent Garden, London

Founder and Gallery Owner - The Local Gallery

Muswell Hill, London

Founder and Gallery Owner - Mango Red Gallery

Camden, London

Director/co-producer - Where's Norman Beaton Gone? (2009)

Venues: RichMix - Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Producer: Seldom Scene Productions


Actor - Why You Left Me

Writer/director/presenter - Readers of the Lost Art (in production)

Writer Director/actor -The Dolls House (in production)

Writer Director - Numbers Game (in production)

The Performer

Norman made his West End singing debut at the Astoria Theatre and he still performs regularly around the West End.   Back in the day he ran his own Blues and Jazz nights in Drury Lane, Covent Garden. 


The Choirmaster

Last year he co-founded TuneIN, a vocal project that trained a group of non-singers to perform in the West End. The project has to date raised over £50,000 for Alzheimer's research and care in the UK and Jamaica.   Find out more>>>

Norman Bailey - singer
Norman Bailey Storytelling

The Storyteller

 His long-standing schools, libraries and education programmes are still going strong. 

To find out more about his current storytelling projects pop over to for more details.

He returns to his home city of Birmingham quite often and was particularly happy when he toured a show that played at his old stomping ground, The Birmingham Rep. That particular production, Sounds in Sessions, also played at the Hackney Empire.   More recently he directed 'Where's Norman Beaton Gone?' at RichMix and the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Rehearsal for 'Where's Norman Beaton Gone?' at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Norman has also worked with


Norman Bailey - Business Success



Project development

Norman is also a creative entrepreneur.  Taking the business and retail skills he picked up managing concessions in Harrods and Selfridges he has gone on to establish two London based art galleries.   The Mango Red Gallery in Camden was the first.  This was followed soon after by the Local Gallery in Muswell Hill, North London.

 Norman is currently the Development Officer at Studio 306 CIC.  

He's creating a development programme that will enable the North London Social Enterprise to better serve its community. 

The aim of the studio is to empower disadvantaged individuals by offering a creative space for those who are recovering from mental illness. It's a place where they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their confidence within a working environment.

Norman Bailey  Performer.   Business Success