Fertile minds

Over the last months, we've been thinking on identity. We're starting on the creation of a new show, and at the same time we've been speaking with some of the many artists whose work has overlapping themes and interests. And we've been reading. Back when we were young, back when…

Power relations

I sat in a theatre green room recently, witnessing a conversation as I ate my lunch. Two people, working for the same organisation, sat across from one another, a wooden table between. The room was bright, but the conversation was dark. It concerned a funding bid, targets not achieved, and…

Starting Again

Shining lights on fabric and our own bodies might not sound like a terribly persuasive premise for a week of work, but during a week in Lancaster Arts' Nuffield Theatre (as Nuffield Bursary recipients for 2017) it's been brilliant. The first day, we figure out how we can fly things.…

In the dark

We've a week coming up in the Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster Arts, part of the support we're getting through the Nuffield Bursary this year. We're going in with just some ideas. This is always a risk. It's a privilege to be able to spend time in a technically supported space…

Yorkshire Tales

We've been spending a lot of time lately in a part of the country we've never worked before: West Yorkshire. In a small town near Halifax, called Elland, where we're making LANDED with local people, hearing their stories and discovering their place. It began with an invitation to lunch: liver…

Audiences

Last night, we performed Near Gone to a full house. Nothing too unusual about that. But there were two things that made it rather special. One was the date. It was five years to the day since the events which inspired the show. So it was quite an emotionally charged…

Young Mythmakers

As part of Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, we've been working with a group of young people from Wiltshire. They were all carers for someone in their family, and this was rare respite time for them. They get to choose how they spend it, and our workshops were a time…

Declining Solo

Much of the last month has been spent on a research and development project for a new piece, Declining Solo. This kind of project is delicate: it's an early attempt to realise some ideas, and figure out what works, what doesn't work, whether the things we thought interested us really…
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