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Sophie Cottle Images / 2020

I have recently collaborated with Bristol based photographer Tammy Jaqueline on these new images. You can view my  Images  gallery to see more.

Check out  Tammy Jaqueline  on Instagram, I highly recommend working with her.
Rising Arts Agency Rising Arts Agency / November 2020

I have been welcomed into Rising Arts Agency’s collective of artists. Focusing on advocating for radical change in the arts and beyond; I am very proud to be a part of this group of forward-thinking creatives.

 Rising Arts Agency 
Icarus / October 2020

Emile Clarke and I are co-directing a dance piece called Icarus. This will be performed by Joe Kennedy as part of Gathering Voices Fragments II at TheWorksTheatre.
The Sea / Hammerpuzzle R and D Hammerpuzzle R and D / September 2020

Looking at human connection with the sea and the stories it can tell us; I will be Movement Director on a research and development project with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company.

 The Sea 
Unlocked and Unbolted / August 2020

I will be Movement Director on a show at The Corn Exchange in Newbury called Unlocked and Unbolted. Directed by Bryn Holding, this piece will consist of 12 socially distanced performers, working on a grid design and exploring what this unprecedented time has been like for young people.

 Corn Exchange Newbury 
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After Party - Emile Clarke After Party / August 2020

TheWorksTheatre is a new initiative from Gathering Voices and is based in an ex-factory site called PrintWorks in Bedminster. They will be running socially distanced performances with various artists. I have directed a 15 minute movement piece called After Party with performer Emile Clarke.
Albion Fields / August 2020

Albion Fields imagines a divided England of 2049 where the rich live in 100 storeys high skyscrapers, whilst the poor remain in ground level slums: dissent grows at all levels. Directed by Nick Spollin, I have had the pleasure of being Movement Director for this piece.
Albion Fields
The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Challenge 48 hour Puppetry Film Challenge / August 2020

In association with Puppet Place and The House of Funny Noises; The Bristol 48 hour Puppetry Challenge is an opportunity to create a short original film, culminating in an Online Festival. Funded by the National Lottery. I have worked on a film called Switch as a puppeteer, directed by Matthew Gilpin - link below.

Body Language Diploma / July 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have taken this time to study the art of Body Language with an online psychology course. I have gained a Diploma (98% and a distinction) through The Centre of Excellence and hope to use my new found knowledge across my work as a facilitator, movement director, puppeteer and beyond.
Body Language Diploma
Poetry Commission / June 2020

I have been commissioned by Rising Arts Agency to write a collection of Poems, based on the provocation “Covid-19: This is How my Life has changed…”.

The Poetry Collection is called The Abrupt Pause - link below.

 The Abrupt Pause 
Teaching Online / May 2020 I have been teaching drama workshops online with Stagecoach Bristol.

This has been a fun and interesting challenge!
Funko Animation Studios / February 2020

Through The Egg Theatre, I have had the opportunity to work with the animators from Funko Animation Studios, to explore the idea of creating characters through movement, whilst also live illustrating them.
Crusaders / February 2020

I am Movement Director on the Kings Company's production of Crusaders for their NT Connection Show in February 2020 at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth.

 The Kings Theatre Portsmouth 
Charmane Tour Charmane Tour / January 2020

After a succesful run at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, Charmane is going on Tour across 8 venues in the UK.
BBC New Creatives / 2nd December 2019

I have made my radio drama debut in No Place Like Home on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Playing the role of Lucy, it is written by James Cresswell and directed by Paul Dodgson. It's a 15 minute horror - available via the link below.

 No Place Like Home 
BBC New Creatives
Reindeer on the Roof Reindeer on the Roof / December 2019

I am performing in Hodgepodge Theatre Company's Christmas Tour of Reindeer on the Roof directed by Liam Wyatt.

 Hodgepodge Theatre 
Under the Greenwood Tree / November 2019

I am Movement Director on Hammerpuzzle's Christmas production of Under the Greenwood Tree at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.

 Cheltenham Everyman Theatre 
Under the Greenwood Tree
Charmane Charmane / October 2019

I am performing in the full scale production of Charmane this half term at The Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.

 The Tobacco Factory Theatre 
Falling / September 2019

I am performing in Leaving, written by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, as part of an evening of 10 new short plays at The Egg Theatre in Bath.

 Theatre Royal Bath 
Great Expectations Great Expectations / August 2019

I am currently Movement Director on Great Expectations at The Corn Exchange in Newbury. With a company of 32 young actors, this production is directed by Bryn Holding and is adapted by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan.

 Corn Exchange Newbury 
Fuse Festival / July 2019

Isle of Apples will be performing at Fuse Festival at the Shoe Box Theatre in Swindon. We are being supported by Strike a Light and have a residency in Gloucester for the rehearsal process.

 Shoebox Theatre 
Fuse Festival
Prototype Prototype / June 2019

Working with Palomar Theatre Company, I am performing in their new show Isle of Apples. A feminist physical theatre piece which explores the life of 4 Victorian muses. We are showing a 15-minute section as part of The Tobacco Factory scratch night called Prototype.
Two Noble Kinsman / May 2019

Working alongside Director Bryn Holding, I am delighted to be Movement Director on a production of Two Noble Kinsman, at Staffordshire University, with the final year drama students.
Two Noble Kinsman
Song Raids and Sound Baths - Song Raids and Sound Baths -
Performance Workshop
/ March 2019

Back by popular demand, WorldRoots Acappella, will be performing their walkabout act at Glastonbury Festival. Working alongside Director of Gathering Voices, Hannah Klewin, I will be running a workshop with the choir about presence, complicité and character. At the end of the session, the company will perform at The Tobacco Factory Sunday Market.
Grief and High Delight R and D / February 2019

Working in Bristol Old Vic's newly converted Coopers' Loft, I have been involved in the research and development process of a new Live Art Performance, working as a Physical Theatre performer. I am working with Musical Director, Joesph Harris and Choreographer James Kent, who are collaborating with Fen Theatre (Maisie Newman and Rowan Evans) to create this highly immersive project.
FEN logo
Devised Piece Workshops / January + February 2019

Working alongside the Director of the Actors' Workshop Clara Marullo, I will be running two Masterclasses on how to create a personal devised piece for an audition.
Charmane / January 2019

After working with Raised Eyebrows Theatre Company on an initial research and development process; I have now been cast as Charmane for the next stage, which will be working towards previews at The Pound Arts Centre and the Strike a Light Festival.
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