Introducing: Shelley Knowles-Dixon as Movement Director for Mechanicals’ Macbeth!

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We are excited to be working with Shelley Knowles-Dixon as Movement Director for Mechanicals’ Macbeth.

Shelley is a freelance Director, Puppetry Director, Movement Director and Artistic Director of award-winning, Sparkle and Dark Theatre Company. Recent directing credits: Penumbra by Johnathan Skinner (Arcola), Angels by Patch Harris (Arcola), Lovebox by L.W Illsley (Karamel Club, Mosaic Festival), I AM BEASTby Louisa Ashton (National Tour, Edinburgh), Killing Roger by L.W Illsey (National Tour, Edinburgh).  Current (director): Battleground by Louisa Ashton (Sparkle and Dark), The Dream Factory by House of Stray Cats (National Tour), Movement Direction for Mechanicals Macbeth by Tilly Lunken (Criterion Writers Showcase). BA: Fine Art – Falmouth College of Arts. MA: Theatre Directing – Mountview Academy (2016). Movement training: LISPA. Shelley also trains actors in puppetry.

Mechanicals’ Macbeth is showing as part of the Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase, 20th November, from 2pm. Free, but please RSVP for numbers!

 

 

Introducing: Stewart Briggs as Flute in Mechanicals’ Macbeth at Criterion Showcase!

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We are delighted to welcome Stewart Briggs as Flute for Mechanicals’ Macbeth at the Criterion New Writing Showcase!

Stewart trained at Bretton Hall. Recent Theatre includes; Rufus in King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe (London Theatre Workshop), Old Gentleman in The Railway Children(UK Tour), Prince Charming in Charming Dick (Cockpit theatre), Charles Dodgson in CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll, Badger in Wind in the Willows (Brentwood Theatre),  A Little Night Music (Old Rose & Crown), Twelfth Night (Pentameters Theatre), Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

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Mechanicals’ Macbeth is part of the Criterion New Writing Showcase on the 20th November at the Criterion Theatre – from 2pm. Tickets are free but please RSVP for door list!

 

 

Introducing: Owen Clark as Quince for Mechanicals’ Macbeth at Criterion Showcase!

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We are excited to announce Owen Clark as

Owen is an accomplished actor who came to London by may of Montreal, Canada. He has performed throughout Europe and north American on stage, screen and film. Macbeth has always been his favourite play.

Owen has worked previously with In Souliloquy and performed Tybalt In Souliloquy with us; we are delighted to have him return and collaborate with us as Quince!

Mechanicals’ Macbeth is being performed at the Criterion New Writing Showcase on the 20th November from 2pm. This is a free non-ticked event but please RSVP for numbers.

 

Introducing: Jeannie Dickinson as Starveling in Mechanicals’ Macbeth at Criterion Showcase!

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We are excited to welcome Jeannie Dickinson as Starveling for Mechanicals’ Macbeth at the Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase!

Jeannie graduated from East 15 Acting school is 2014 where she did the MA Acting course having previously studied Drama at Exeter University.  Since graduating all the projects she has been involved in have been new writing, including a play she co-wrote with her peers. However she has always wanted to do Shakespearean theatre as well, and now working on Mechanicals Macbeth she has got the best of both worlds. She played the title role in an R&D of a new play ‘Ada’, about Ada Lovelace, at the Nottingham Playhouse earlier this year and recently played Eve in 5* reviewed ‘Adam & Eve’ with Broken Silence Theatre Company at the Jack Studio Theatre. 

We have worked with Jeannie on the R&D of Mechanicals’ Macbeth and also for our ‘Shakespeare Shaken-Up’ talk recently where she performed a gorgeous version of ‘Ophelia In Souliloquy.’

Introducing Kate Sketchley as Snug in Mechanicals’ Macbeth at Criterion Showcase!

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We are delighted to announce Kate Sketchley will be joining us to play Snug for Mechanicals’ Macbeth at the Criterion New Writing Showcase.

Kate Sketchley trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland after obtaining a BSc in Psychology at McGill University. She is well versed in classical, contemporary and devised work, most recently participating in the development and performance of Shame: A Double Bill, a dance theatre piece at Rich Mix. In addition to acting, Kate is a writer and is currently developing two pieces of her own work.

Kate has worked with us throughout our R&D period on Mechanicals’ Macbeth and performed as Snout for us in Pop Up Shakespeare – Mechanicals’ Macbeth: A Witches Extract. We are so pleased to be working with her again!

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The opening extract of Mechanicals’ Macbeth will be performed at the Criterion New Writing Showcase from 2pm at the Criterion Theatre on the 20th November.

Introducing: Jackson Pentland as Bottom in Mechanicals’ Macbeth at Criterion Showcase!

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We are excited to announce Jackson Pentland as Bottom in Mechanicals’ Macbeth for the Criterion New Writing Showcase!

Jackson trained at the University of Bristol and the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts. He has toured the UK and Ireland in Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), The Wind in the Willows (Toad), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Watson), A Christmas Carol (Present/Fezziwig), as well as touring internationally to China in the Jungle Book (Baloo) and Dubai in The Pirates of Dinosaur Island (Major Potts/Lucky Jim). Other roles include Peter Rabbit and Friends (Mrs Tiggywinkle), Danny the Champion of the World (Dad), Anonymous Anonymous (George), The Peregrine (Doroteo), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), and of course A Midsummer Night’s Dream most recently as Oberon/Theseus but Mechanicals’ Macbeth will be the third appearance of Jackon’s Bottom on the professional stage.

Jackson is also working with us as composer/Musical director.

As a composer and musical director Jackson has worked with Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Blue/Orange, GB Theatre Company, and Second Best Bed for whom he wrote lyrics, composed, and arranged a variety of songs ranging from Schubert-esque ballads to contemporary pop and rock songs. He writes folk and traditional music for Shakespeare plays including a collaboration with In Souliloquy for Et Tu.