Previous Projects
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Far Away

by Caryl Churchill

 

Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

March 2020

 

In a time not too far from now a young girl opens her bedroom window and witnesses a secret that will change her life for ever. Twenty years on from when it was first performed at the Royal Court in London, Caryl Churchill's masterpiece is as pertinent now as it was in 2000.

 

Cast:

Roxanne Eastaugh as Harper

Oliver Heaton as Todd

Harriet Packer as Joan

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Body Builders 

by Malcolm Watson 

 

Scottish Schools Tour

January to March 2020

 

Body Builders is an interactive show which explores the main organs of the body, describes their main functions and delves into the role of healthy eating. In this funny and fast-paced show, we join Doctor Watson and Nurse It Better on their rounds at our Touring Teaching Hospital where he meets and treats a variety of patients with common ailments.

 

Cast:

Vicky Speers as The Doctor  

Laurence Pybus as Patients

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Play in a Day Projects

Freelance Practitioner

 

December 2019

Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatre

 

A Creative Learning Youth Project to devise a performance inspired by Snow White in six hours.

 

Four groups of 6 to 13 year olds worked with me to devise either a retelling of Roald Dahl’s Snow White Revolting Rhyme on stage or a new story entitled the Lost Dwarves.  These were then teched and staged at the Tobacco Factory in front of family and friends.

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Cinderella

by Alan McHugh 

Nottingham Theatre Royal

November 2019 to January 2020

 

The Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes!

 With mischievous comedy, jaw-dropping special effects and plenty of boos and hisses, Cinderella will be packed with festive fun for all the family from those aged 3 to 103. So polish off your pumpkins, grab your glass slippers and get ready to head to the ball!

 

Cast Included:

Hannah Grace Lawson as Cinderella

Gareth Gates as Prince Charming

Richard Cadell and Sooty as Buttons

Les Dennis as Michaela

Connor McIntyre as Phelina

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Please, Feel Free to Share 

by Rachel Causer

 

Produced by Scatterjam

 

Tristan Bates Theatre, London

November 2019

 

The Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe

August 2020

 

A one-woman show about lies, love and loss.

Please, Feel Free to Share charts the highs and lows of a twenty-something addicted to self-help groups. It is a funny and telling dark comedy about the need to share our entire lives somehow, somewhere.

 

Cast:

Roisin Bevan as Alex 

 

Photo Credit: Lexi Clare

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Stalemate

by Rachel Causer 

Performed as part of Pleasance Reading Week 2019

 

The Pleasance, Islington

June 2019

 

Stalemate is a dark comedy about love and relationships in a technological age.

 

Cast:

Hannah Lawrence as L

Howard Horner as F

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JETSAM

by Rachel Causer 

Performed as part of the Criterion New Writing Showcase 2019

 

Criterion Theatre
November 2019

How much of the past can we ever really leave behind?
Jetsam is a piece about family ties, inherited truths and starting your life all over again.

Cast:
Helen Belbin as Emblyn
Ed Allenby as Jago/Marcus
Judy Tcherniak as Morwenna/Peggy
Roli Okorodudu as Ruth
Alexandra Lloyd-Hamilton as Ada

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My Festival: My Story

  

Freelance Artist

November 2018 to August 2019

A storytelling and animation schools’ project in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Festival and theatre company 1927 based on their production of Roots.

P6 pupils from seven schools around Edinburgh created then shared their own new stories. These stories were then animated by pupils in a different school and presented alongside music by Lillian Henley in an installation at Edinburgh’s Churchill Theatre throughout August 2019.

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A Girl, Standing 

by Kate Ried 

Produced by Back Talk Theatre

 

Theatre503
March 2019

Rosie is sick of being told what to do. How to act, how to date and who to love. A Girl, Standing is a snapshot of one woman’s life as she tries to navigate the demands of the people who claim to love her. How much should you change yourself to make the people you love happy?

Cast:
Madeline Schofield as Rosie
Zak Ghazi-Torbati as Harry
Kate Reid as Cara
Marco Young as Sam

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Cinderella

by Guy Unsworth 

Assistant Director to Guy Unsworth

Chelmsford Civic Theatre
November 2018 to January 2019

A re-working of the classic fairy tale. Modern songs, farce and comedy aplenty all topped off with two pantomime dames.

Cast included:
Caitlin Rutter as Cinderella
Richard Foster-King as Chlorine
Louie Westwood as Maureen 
Abigail Carter Simpson as Fairy Liquid

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Refract 

by Kate Reid

Produced by Back Talk Theatre

 

Kings Head Theatre
August 2019

Alex and Sam’s domestic back and forth disintegrates into a darker discussion, as their roles within their relationship are called into question. Who is in control of their money? Who is in control of their sex life? And who is in control of their future? ‘Refract’ asks the question: is context everything?

Cast:
Kate Reid
Marco Young
Charlotte Wyatt

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Four Play

by Jake Brunger 

Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

May 2018

After seven and a half blissful years together Rafe and Pete’s lack of sexual experience is driving them apart. When they proposition mutual friend Michael to help them out, what seems like a quick fix suddenly spirals out of control.

Four Play is a new comedy about sex and commitment in the twenty-first century.

 

Cast:
Max Dinnen as Pete
James Schofield as Andrew
Cudjoe Asare as Michael
Marco Young as Rafe

Photo Credit: Stavri Papa

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The Mill On The Floss

by George Eliot

Assistant Director to Paul Clarkson

South West England Tour
May to July 2018

With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel. Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson it loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love.

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Quartet

by Ronald Harwood 

Assistant Director to Peter Rowe

 

UK Tour
February to April 2018

A group of ageing opera singers in a magnificent retirement home in Kent stage a final hurrah. In doing so, memories of years gone by resurrect themselves in this heart-warming production. Quartet was made famous as a screenplay starring Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly in 2013.

Cast:
Wendi Peters as Cissy
Jeff Rawle as Reggie
Sue Holderness as Jean
Paul Nicholas as Wilf

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The Wizard of Oz

by Frank L. Baum

Assistant Director to Peter Leslie Wild

 

Redgrave Theatre, Bristol,
November to December 2018

As Dorothy makes her way to the Emerald City, to see the Wizard of Oz and make it back to Kansas, she and Toto are joined by a Scarecrow, a Cowardly Lion and a Tin Man, all of whom have their own reasons for wanting to see the Wizard.

Cast included:
Liyah Summers as Dorothy
Pedro Leandro as Scarecrow
Cecilia Crossland as Tinman
Alex Wilson as Cowardly Lion