Thursday, 16 January 2014

Time for something different

I believe that theatre should be energised, exciting, an adventure.  I believe that when the lights go down we should create a playground.  I believe that audiences want to travel with me, to escape their normal lives’ and join my missions.  I believe that learning through art should be entertaining. I believe that we can inspire our audiences to make the world a better, kinder, stronger place.  When I tell my Children a story at bedtime I always put them in it, to be in the adventure is far, far more fun.

Over the last twenty years I have put stories everywhere, in houses, in barns, in fields, shops, schools and a few theatres.  I have inspired writers, educators and directors; I’ve put issues under the spotlight and educated many.  I have teased audiences and turned my back on the system that creates mundane fodder. 

If you dare to ask an audience, to speak to them honestly you will be amazed where they want to go and what they want to see and feel.  My story begins when the audience engages and it finishes many years from now.