(PART OF THE THIS IS A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SERIES)
The National Railway Museum (SUMMER 2015)
Co-directed with Annlouise Butt
Movement DirectED BY Saffia Sage.
Making Tracks was a piece of verbatim, site-specific theatre about the importance of women and the feminist movement during the history of the railway industry and was part of the Department's This is a Public Announcement series. My role in this production included facilitating the devising, structuring and polishing of material around the interviews we conducted, and also making executive decisions on how to respond to the needs of the space. We wanted to create a show that could appeal to all ages, but also had something to say, and the show we ended up making was both deeply political and bursting with energy. It incorporated elements of live music and physical theatre as well as being an immersive experience for the audience, where - much like an interactive museum exhibit - the audience could chose what they wanted to learn about and in which order.
DRAMA BARN, UNIVERSITY OF YORK (WINTER 2013/14)
WRITTEN BY JOSEPH COOPER
The Librarium was my first outing into direction. It was a new piece of writing by Joseph Cooper, an old classmate of mine and this was its premiere production. An intimate piece, with immersive elements and performed in-the-round, it required a real focus on character and atmosphere.
Throughout the rehearsal process, I and the rest of the team wrote a blog: http://librarium-york.tumblr.com/
"A truly unique experience"
ALAN AND BENNET
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ("RESIDENT TIM") & PRODUCER
RABBIT HOLE NW3 THEATRE (CAMDEN FRINGE 2015)
GREENSIDE @ INFIRMARY STREET (EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016)
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY TOBY KING
STARRING ELIZABETH COOKE AND ISAAC BERNIER-DOYLE
Alan Bennett has a problem: he can't stop talking to himself. Over the course of an hour, Alan and Alan discuss Moscow, monks and mothers, all the while trying to ignore the ominous ticking from the corner... comic, thoughtful and a little tragic, 'Alan and Bennett' will leave audiences wondering: just who actually is Alan Bennett?
I founded Cup of Brew alongside Toby King in 2015.
Alan and Bennett was our first play.
"this play is a total triumph, a beautiful homage to the writer’s style and art"
Richard Birch, EdFringe Review
"Elizabeth Cooke & Isaac Bernier-Doyle hold the audience’s attention without fail throughout this enigmatic play"
Laura Peatman, LDN Theatre Bloggers