MY LEFT/RIGHT FOOT
What the Press are saying :
★★★★★The Sunday Post
★★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ Broadway World Scotland
★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
★★★★What’s On Stage
★★★★ Wee Review
★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★ The Skinny
“Having predicted this show to be one to watch, it’s fair to say that this will be one of the hottest tickets in the UK let alone Edinburgh – get in there as quickly as you can! A delight from start to finish, expect your face to ache from smiling non-stop.”
August 2018 :
MY LEFT/RIGHT FOOT, National Theatre Scotland / BOP, Edinburgh August 2018
– Just going into my 2nd year as Performance Coach at Leeds College of Music and am excited to meet the new students. It’s been a wonderful year of exploring practice with the most creative musicians you can imagine. Feeling privileged to know a lot of exceptional talent.
– Earlier this month I worked on the most incredible outdoor large scale piece at Greenham Common – directed by Sophie Austin (Teatro Vivo) and produced by Rosa Productions. At times the scale of the piece felt daunting but somehow, incredible, the piece managed to retain full heart and integrity in the story it was telling of one woman’s life on the common. A beautiful and touching script from Beth Flintoff, this was a joyful project to be involved in :
– Dipped my toe in some Shakespeare and in particular the wonderful ending Jigs with the uber talented director Simon Evans. More please!
– Spent months traveling between London and Richmond (North Yorkshire) for the most unusual of creative education projects about Bells! Celebrating the casting of a new set of bells for the Richmond bell ringing community, this project brought together four practitioners : myself – movement, Stewart Melton- words, Bob Birch – sound, Ele Slade – materials.
It’s seems like I’m (happily) bound to the North for even longer than anticipated, as I’ve just accepted the position of Performance Coach at Leeds College of Music. A new post, I’ll be working with Post Graduate Musicians from the Creative Musician course in 1:1 and group sessions. It’s so exciting to be invited to be part of an organisation which is truly thinking in new and dynamic ways and I’m deeply curious to see where this adventure leads.
October is set to be a busy month of trains, as I begin working as Movement Director with the wonderful team at Target Theatre Company in Doncaster. SWARM, a new piece of theatre, will give space and attention towards some of the experiences of internationally displaced persons and refugees trying to make it to the Uk and Europe. In addition, we want to consider the reception they experience on arriving. A one woman show, we hope as a team to explore and interrogate as many theatrical languages as we can to find efficient, surprising and useful ways to tell these stories. I can’t wait to get started in a few weeks.
Thrilled to announce that I have been shortlisted for the role of Movement Director for the OldVIc 12 2016. I join a bunch of super talented people all investigating movement and dance in theatre. The Old Vic 12 is a really exciting initiative designed to support and promote emerging theatre professionals – and give them the chance to collaborate. All I have to do now is sit tight and wait for the shortlist to be announced later this month – keep your fingers crossed!
Early in September I was invited to attend Gather Together, Scotland’s International Inclusive Dance Festival run by Indepen-Dance. Hosted by Waterbaby Dance I was lucky enough to attend three days of workshops, discussions and performances. Highlights were a lovely somatic based workshop with Spanish company Asi Somos, a performance by the wonderful Belgian company Platform-K and a keynote followed by lunch with the sublime Luke Pell. Lots of food for thought.
I am incredibly excited to be embarking on a new area of movement practice for me; working with children in hospitals and hospices in and around the South of England. Over a period of four months, the combined movement and music project takes my community practice in a new and exciting direction. Can’t wait to get started!
Very pleased to confirm I will be working with wonderful Oskar McCarthy on this dark and strange cycle of songs. We’re heading to Brompton Cemetery to bring you something unique as we investigate storytelling though song and movement. Tickets include a gin so what is there possibly to keep you away!
I’ve been buried deep in the dusty underground vaults at Waterloo for the last few weeks, working away on an extraordinary piece of opera theatre, Maria de Buenos Aires. In collaboration with Ella Marchment from Helios Collective and the wonderful guys at A Curious Invitation, this proves to be one different kind of evening. Written by Piazzolla this tango opera goes to the heart of the passion of Argentina…it’s love, death and re-birth all at once! I’ve been working with a super cast and you can still catch the last few shows: 13th/14th May or 3rd/4th June. Tickets and more information available here :
Purposeless Movements Press Reviews :
★★★★★ The Herald ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ TV Bomb
I’m so very excited to be working on this new piece of theatre, Purposeless Movements, with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. Considering the very essence of what movement and perception mean, the show is performed by four men with Cerebral Palsy.
Wed 2 – Fri 4 Mar, 7.30pm / traverse.co.ukEden Court, Inverness
Wed 16 Mar, 8pm / eden-court.co.uk
Masterclass : Moving – Feeling – Sharing – Becoming
This four hour workshop invites you further into your experience of your own body. Together we investigate what information we are receiving as we live, breathe and move in the world and further, how we can use, lose or harness this information as actors. We attune our sensitivity and responsiveness to ourselves first, and then to others. We play with the stories already available to us by training ourselves to listen. We move away from pretending and further into being.