Productions & Projects

Productions & Projects

The Diabolical Mr Punch

“It’s like Tim Burton meets Mighty Boosh – for kids!”

A fully-interactive puppet and live performer show that includes music, projection and lighting, lasts around 20-minutes and is suitable for all ages.

This piece is the result of 2-weeks of workshopping supported by LeftCoast involving Matthew Forbes (War Horse, Les Enfants Terrible) Monica Corder (Star Wars Episode VII, The Lion King), Rachel Cullen (Edinburgh Fringe, Traverse) and Sophie Johannot (Culture Liverpool, Big House Events) plus two local performing arts students.

This show premiered as part of Showzam Festival 2016.
We will be performing a special site-specific version of this play as part of Nottingham’s first ever Puppetry Festival in March 2018 and are currently looking for other local performance opportunities for Spring next year.

The Pendle Witch Project

A new play devised by our Community Theatre company based on the stories of the Pendle Witch trials. This piece uses drama, puppetry and music to retell one of Lancashire’s best-known stories.

The Pendle Witch Project has been devised wholly by company participants over the last 10-weeks to discover and retell the parts of the story that speak to them. We have honed these ideas to develop a performance that we hope audiences will enjoy and feel is still relevant today.

The play will be performed on the following dates at these locations:

11am    Monday 10 April Palatine Library, Blackpool FY4 2AP
3pm      Monday 10 April Central Library, Blackpool, FY11PX

6.30pm Wednesday 12 April Beaverbrooks House, Blackpool FY3 8LZ
(This performance is for invited audiences only – please contact Blackpool Carers for more info)

The community theatre company is a group of adults who meet on a weekly basis to learn more about different theatre techniques and to put their skills into practice. The company will be starting up again in September, if you’re interested in becoming a member or finding out more then do get in touch.

Better to Have Loved...?

“I thought about (it) for days after watching, and will think about again and again. The perfect balance of a good, well written narrative and strong, vital warning of the dangers attached to addiction. It was realisation, it was desperation, and it was hope. Everyone should see it. Everyone.”

An intense two-performer play that uses real-life events and integrated video footage to detail the impact of addiction on close relationships.

Created in response to my own experiences of the impact of heroin abuse; the play was produced in August 2015 with two professional actors and a director of great acclaim plus sound artist, video artist and stage-management on graduate placement from Blackpool College. Support was received from Arts Council England, Blackpool Central Library, and friends and family via Kickstarter crowdfunding. The majority of audiences who saw the piece came through recovery agencies via Blackpool Council Public Health Team as either professionals, recovering addicts or family and friends of those in recovery.

Initial conversations with producers wishing to develop the piece as a film were promising, we are currently considering further funding for the piece to tour via Arts for Health networks.

Gruoch

“The greatest historical WAG in theatre; a confident, more emotionally imbued mirror of Shakespeare’s broad stroke harridan Lady Macbeth”

Based on the largely untold story of Lady Macbeth’s demise, a one-woman performance written in ten parts and performed in a modern setting.

Initially written in 2012, I worked one-to-one with a third year Acting student at Blackpool & Fylde College to develop this one woman show for three performances at the College theatre and then for two performances at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2015.