Humourisk Comedy Night, March 2012
A fresh new show of unusual comedy performances from real people with real stories. This is an ongoing Comedy Night which defies stereotypes and challenges the audiences natural judgements. Material written and devised by diverse Londoners from 16-60+, directed by Susie Miller.
I’ll Say, Broadway Theatre Barking 2011 Comedy cabaret created with young people exploring cultural stereotypes. The production fused classic comedy styles with modern youth culture, creating a show with a strong visual impact and a poignant witty social commentary of the diverse cultures that make up East London.
Moon Flower, Clean Break Theatre Company 2011 A production devised for the women of HMP Holloway Prison. Based on a traditional Japanese story from the book ‘Women who run with the Wolves’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. The strong narrative and heightened characters were devised to engage the prison audience of women with complex needs. Although gentle the story powerfully connected with the reality of the women’s lives and the struggle to harness female power for positive individual growth and protection.
Roland and Jada, Big Fish Theatre Company 2007 The production was commissioned by Barnardo’s to document the links between gang culture and sexual abuse. The fast paced physically challenging performance was created with 4 young actors for a professional arts and care sector audience at City Hall. The story unraveled gradually, paralleling the reality of the grooming process, for both vulnerable young females and males caught in a hierarchy of drugs, money and violence. The narrative was based on a true account of a young woman engaged within Barnardo’s Young Women’s Project.
Music Hall, Hoxton Hall 2003 A lively funny show exploring diversity within the creative traditions music hall. Shenelle and Nakisma Thomas took the central roles in this old time music hall performance as part of ‘Discover Hackney’.