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The Theatre Orchard

The Theatre Orchard are a nonprofit rural touring organisation based in Bristol specialising in community projects; training and resources and have produced dozens of shows, bringing the best professional theatre to North Somerset often based at the inspiring hubs Clevedon Theatre Shop and Tropicana in Weston Super Mare. I ran writing workshops for Theatre Orchard in 2015 and been discussing potential collaborations with them since.http://theatreorchard.org.uk

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Chris Pirie

Chris at Green Ginger makes award-winning theatre for both streets and stage. Since its formation in 1978, the Company has had a commitment to puppetry and offers accessible educational workshops tailored to suit any age group or ability, currently running the Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2017. http://www.greenginger.net

Chris returned to direct another remount Freckle Production’s Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, for a Summer 2017 run at Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End. Originally Directed by Sally Cookson, Chris designed and fabricated all the puppetry elements. Chris also directed Cinderella at the Tobacco Factory at Christmas 2016, and Green Ginger was recently involved in the creation of Kneehigh’s production of The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, creating a life-size bust of Karl Marx.

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Professor Justine Schneider

University of Nottingham