Feldenkrais Method lessons in York

After limiting my private Feldenkrais practice for a few years, I am starting to teach again in York. So if you’ve got stiff shoulders, a sore back, or you just want to increase your mobility, balance and ease of movement, please get in touch.

I’ll be running these lessons for charity. In response to the growing cost of living and the fact that around 1 in 4 of the UK’s children live in poverty, donations will go to York Foodbank.

You can find out more information about the Feldenkrais Method here.

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Pilgrimage Short Story

My short story Pilgrimage has been published in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. You can read it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2021.2004169

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Notes on making theatre with the audience in mind

I wrote up some notes for my current students following a session feeding back on their work.

They focus on how to make choices with reference to questions about spectatorship and reception.

A lot of the ideas draw on research from my book, Theatrical Reality, but I’ve tried to connect  them to practical problems in the rehearsal room.

The basic question is how to keep focused on the audience when the audience isn’t in the room.

This is Version One.  It could be a whole book, but hopefully what’s here will be useful.

Empathising with the audience

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Walking Towards Ithaca @ Soho Theatre

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Walking Towards Ithaca is on at the Soho Theatre on the 11th and 12th November.

The play tells the story of a 200-walk from York to London – examining social alienation in the aftermath of Brexit along the way.


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Walking Towards Ithaca

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My new solo piece, Walking Towards Ithaca, will be part of Hull Truck’s Grow Season.

It combines the story of a 200-mile walk across Britain at a time of deep political conflict with reflections on Homer’s Odyssey. .

Blurring the boundaries between documentary, autobiography and myth, it’s a show that reflects on the complexities of human connection and belonging in world of anger and alienation.




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Dancing Through Storytime

A few images of Dancing Through Storytime at Halton Library and York Explore.  Who knew stories were so exhausting?!?

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Dancing Through Storytime

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My new interactive dance piece, Dancing Through Storytime, will be on in October.

It’s an interactive performance for families, integrating dance, movement and storytelling.  During the 15 minute performance children aged 4-8 and their grown ups will hunt for sea creatures, get lost in a forest and float into space.  It’s a show for everyone who has ever wanted to jump into their storybook.

13th October at Halton Library in Leeds. 11-1pm

20th October at York Explore Library. 10-4pm

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Choreographing the Audience @Yorkshire Dance

Choreographing the Audience

I was very pleased to share my new interactive dance piece ‘Otherwise We Are Lost’ during my residency at Yorkshire Dance last week.  The piece explores how scenography and design might be used to choreograph the audience’s movement.  It draws a lot on my work with the Feldenkrais Method and my recent experiences with parkour.

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Training for Immersive, Interactive and Participatory Performance

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I am proud to announce the publication of  a special issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training that I’ve edited.  The issue looks at the ways in which performance training has responded to rise of interactive, immersive and participatory aesthetics in performance.  It includes an article that I’ve written about connecting techniques associated with the Stanislavskian tradition of acting to the aesthetics of live art and interactive performance.

Check it out here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtdp20/9/2

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Philomela and her Sisters


A few pictures from Philomela and her Sisters, which was commissioned for this year’s Theatre Without Borders conference at the University of Hull.  The piece sought to explore and critique the treatment of female characters in Classical and Renaissance revenge tragedy.  It connects dialogues surrounding #MeToo and #TIMESUP to a selection of works from the Western literary canon.  (Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Euripides’ Hecuba and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.)  I am pleased to say that it will be back in Hull later this year.

Performers: Catherine Marsh, Caitlin McPhilemy, Kira Curtis, Sophie Stones.

Projection Mapping: Ed Denning.

Sound Design and Live-mixing: Jamie Nowell

Dramaturgy: Christian Billing.

Direction and Design: Campbell Edinborough

Photos courtesy of Cat Fergusson-Baugh


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