Associate Artists

Our friends, collaborators and co-conspirators

Miranda Cromwell


Miranda is a director, choreographer and dramaturg. She was the Director of the Young Company at the Bristol Old Vic. She has taken the play Children of Killers to the Cottesloe, National Theatre and won awards for artistic leadership with the production of Our Country’s Good at NSDF. Through her own own company, Twisted Theatre she has been developing collaborative theatre-making that explores a multitude of theatrical languages.

For the company: Director of SENSE

Tom England


Tom is an actor, facilitator, and project coordinator currently working on a number of diverse projects. In whatever form, Tom is keen to use the arts to engage, inspire and challenge communities and individuals across the UK and further afield.

As a Project Coordinator for the Imperial War Museum North, Tom runs a project called ‘Serving Stories’ which aims to foster mutual respect, empathy and understanding between intergenerational communities in the Trafford area. Using the medium of storytelling, the project takes veterans from conflicts spanning the last century in to schools and colleges to expose young people to the power of conflict.

On a related note, Tom works as both mentor and facilitator with the 225 Academy, a project that engages communities of young people across the world and encourages them to question and reframe notions of success and leadership in a shifting global climate.


For the company:  performer in the Bristol Revival of RIOT, the 33 UK tour, and devisor and performer in 1972: The Future of Sex and Education Education Education.

Fiona Mikel


Fiona is a co-founder of FellSwoop Theatre Company, for whom she has directed, devised and performed in many of their shows.

Acting credits for FellSwoop Theatre include: Current Location, Ablutions, Most Drink In Secret, and Five Days in March. Other acting credits include: Riot (Wardrobe Ensemble), Return to the Silence(Curious Directive), By the Bog of Cats (NSDF). Directing credits include: Belleville Rendez-vous (UK & Ireland Tour – Winner of the 2011 NSDF Edinburgh Emerging Artist Award).

For the company: Director of Eliza and the Wild Swans

Ben Osborn


As the musical director of FellSwoop theatre, his productions have won the Cameron Macintosh Award for Music Theatre (By the Bog of Cats), the Methuen Emerging Artists’ Award, with judges’ commendation for music (Belleville Rendez-vous) and the Ignite Critic’s Choice Award (Ablutions). His songs have been performed around the UK and won the New Roots prize in 2003, and his short stories and articles are regularly published in magazines and anthologies.

For the company: Devisor and performer in Eliza and the Wild Swans

Greg Shewring


Greg Shewring is a London based actor, writer, musician and an Acting graduate of The Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama.. Focusing on new writing as a base of theatre making combined with strong elements of physical theatre and a passion for experimentation - previous works include: Writer/Actor of 'Gutter Mouth' at Edinburgh Fringe Festival , Writer/Actor of 'Scumbag' at the Wardrobe Theatre; Writer/Actor of 'Penny in The Well' at the Polish Club; Writer/Actor of 'Left, After Orbit' at the Tobacco Factory Theatre and writer of 'Bench' as a part of MAYFEST's Off the Peg programme at The Wardrobe Theatre. 
Acting credits include; The Shape Of Things (Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal), Coram Boy (Bristol Old Vic/Colston Hall), Robin Hood (National Student Drama Festival), Skins (Series 2/4, E4 Productions), Teenage Pregnancy Commercial (AnotherFilmCompany).

For the company: Performer in the UK Tour of RIOT and the UK Tour of Education Education Education.

Jack Drewry


Jack is a theatre-maker, musician and performer with a particular interest in very collaborative work. He plays piano, percussion, guitar, beatboxes and produces music using Ableton Live. He graduated in 2012 from Queen’s University Belfast with BA (Hons) in Drama.

In his music work, Jack plays Keyboard in the Bristol based Reggae/Soul band Clumsy, produces his own music for plays and short films, hosts an internet radio show Big Sounds Radio, is in a music collective called Squid Tooth and collaborates with singer Kathleen Fitzpatrick-Milton under the name 4th Project.

In his theatre work, Jack is a director, workshop leader, deviser and physical theatre performer. He currently works on Closer Each Day, the Wardrobe Theatre’s improvised soap opera, as assistant director. He is a founding member and artistic director of Tremolo Theatre, a new devising company.

For the company: Devisor, performer and musical director in The Star Seekers and The Time Seekers

Tom Crosley-Thorne


Tom is a Bristol based composer and performer currently writing music for a wide range of projects. He has a First Class Ba(Hons) in Commercial Music and is a performer in the UK music scene. In the past he has written and produced music for film, theatre and touring bands and receives regular radio play across the country.

For the company: Composer and musician in 1972: The Future of Sex and Wind in the Willows

Rachael Duthie


Rachael is a freelance Lighting Designer and Production Manager and has designed regularly for The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter. In the past she has worked with 2Faced Dance, the Bristol Old Vic, The Belgrade, Coventry, and for Pilot Theatre, as well as Production Managing annually for ZOO Venues, one of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s leading venue providers.

For the company: Lighting designer for Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, 1972: The Future of Sex, Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk and Edgar and the Land of Lost.

Hanora Kamen
Hanora is an actor, musician and theatre-maker living and working in Exeter. She is also Co-Artistic Director of Scratchworks Theatre Company, with whom she performs and devises original work. Hanora's theatrical style is rooted in physical theatre and movement with a focus on working collaboratively. She has written the original music for all of Scratchworks' current projects and most recently wrote and recorded the soundtrack for AMINAL’s Tortoise and Hare.  Acting credits include: A Fool's Proof (Scratchworks),Blok/Eko (Howard Barker), The Great Fete (Unexpected Festival & Le Navet Bete), Nel (Scratchworks), and Great Train Robbery (Scratchworks).
For the company: Devisor and performer in Wind in the Willows, Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk and Edgar and the Land of Lost.

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