Rose Bruford alumni & staff - theatre companies
Bite the Hand
Founded May 2014 by Harry Owens and Tom Fletcher, RB Alumni
Blind Tiger Theatre Company
Founders: David Shopland, Callum Hughes, Jennifer Johnson and Claire Sharpe, RBC graduates ATA, 2011
Artistic Director: Michael Walling, RBC Visiting Professor
Founders: James Francis, Aiden Ross and Tommy Pullen, (all ETA 2015).
Founded 1998 by James Hyland (Artistic Director).
Artistic Director: Julian Jones, RBC Senior Lecturer; Workshop leader: Thomasina Unsworth, RBC Senior Lecturer
Team Chaskis include: Josie Dunn (Founding Director), Maddy Hill (Co-Founder); Imogen Hudson Clayton (Associate Director), Teya Lanzon (Associate Producer), Alex Mugnaioni (Artistic Director), Huw Parmenter (Artistic Director), Raymi Ortuste Quiroga (Artistic Director);
Associate artists include: Adam Boakes, Lousie Coulthard, Joey Hickman, Beth Lockhart, Amy Mallett, and David Zoob.
Artistic Director: Lou Stein, RBC Visiting Professor
Collectif Malunés (France/Belgium)
A Franco-Belge circus company founded in 2009. Includes RB Alumni Luke Horley.
Découpage Collective (France)
Members include Léa Richard (co-director) (ETA), Marie-Laure Hay (co-director), and Camille Remy
while members of the Découpage Lab include Florence Ward (MA Ensemble Theatre), Holly Khan (ETA, 2016), Si Garner (ETA, 2016) and Oscar Zito (Acting, 2016).
Founders: Lucy Barton (ETA, 2018) and Natalie Jane Hind.
Founded 2008. Artistic Director: John Ward, RBC Alumni; Co-Director: David Hewson (Actor-musicianship, 2009). Stage Manager: Ceri Payne, RBC Alumni, 2009
Fifty6 Ninety6 Theatre
Co-founded by Carla Maskery nee Starkey (ETA, 2004).
Filskit Theatre Company
Founders: Katy Costigan, Victoria Dyson and Sarah Shephard, RB graduates ETA 2009.
Floods of Ink
Co-founded by Amber-Rose May and Laurence Alliston-Greiner.
A creative partnership between James Grice (ETA) and Andrew Silverwood (ETA) and drawing on the expertise of Charlie Willis-Osborne (Technical Manager, Touring Technician & Associate Producer), Maria Negoita (Associate Artist & Associate Producer - Wandsworth Fringe Takeover 2016), Rowan Fox-Noble (Guest Audio Director - One Day. One Date), Kristian Pirotta (Associate Artist - GameShow), Jasmine Macintosh (Associate Artist), Alex Bradford (Technical Producer) and
Chris Bartholomew (Composer in Residence).
Fringe Wives Club (Australia)
Founded by Tessa Waters, Victoria Falconer and Rowena Hutson (ETA, 2008).
Frystiklefinn / The Freezer hostel & cultural centre (Iceland)
Set up by Kári Viðarsson (ETA, 2009) in his hometown of Rif to bring culture and theatre back to rural Iceland.
Graeae Theatre Company
Artistic Director: Jenny Sealey, RBC Honorary Fellow
Hikapee Theatre (Circus theatre)
Founded in 2014 by Bryony Livesey (ATA, 2012) and Edd Casey (ETA, 2012).
Intrepid Ensemble (currently in hiatus)
Members include: Matthew Woodford (ETA), Sean Hollands (ETA), Alexander Luttley (ETA), James Newton (ETA), Nicholas Halliwell (ETA), Jack Dorning (ETA), RB Alumni.
The UK's first ethnically diverse improvisational theatre company, founded by Sunny Dhap and featuring Jade Samuels (RB Acting, 2013).
Artistic Director: Janet Steel, RBC Fellow
Lab Collective (The): Interactive theatre makers
The team comprises: Joe Thorpe (Directing, 2007), Natalie Scott (ETA, 2007), Neil Connoly (Acting, 2007), Antigoni Spanou (ETA, 2007) and Amy Fleming.
Have also teamed up with Nomad Creative Studio to create The Flypit which provides rehearsal, photography and workspace for creative, collaborative artists.
Founders: Leah Georges (ETA, 2011) and Oliver Theobald (ETA, 2011).
Living House Theatre
Members include Leoni Amandin, Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll, Lucy Barton, Ariane Carless, Alice Cockayne, Donald Craigie, Curtis Gault, Rebecca Harland, Tiffer Hutchings, Grace Lockwood, Claudia de Luna, Lydia Markham, Alex McLeod, Sandra Miret, Sam Murphy, Heta Nikula, Daniella Sanderson, Grace Scott, Holly Taylor-Zuntz, Luke Vincent, Phoebe Wagner and Eliza Walton, all RB Alumni.
Lobster Frock (Surrealist, feminist theatre company)
Founders: Kirsty Blewett (ETA, 2015) and Christine Mears (ETA, 2017).
Company Design Associate: Pip Nash, RBC Senior Lecturer
Lost and Rambling Collective
Founded in early 2015 by Aimée Holmes (ETA, 2009) and joined by Lindsay Hughes, Callum English and Joe Hollis.
Made from Scratch
Artistic Directors: Euan Borland and Hannah Pierce, RBC Alumni.
Founders: Gemma Rowan (ETA, 2005) and Ixchel Rubio Martinez (ETA, 2005).
Obra Theatre (France)
Two core members, Kate Hannah Papi (ETA, 2003) and Oliviero Papi. Theatre in residence at Au Brana (France).
Old Sole Theatre Company
Founded in 2014 by James Hunter and Jon Parry, and joined later by Darius Thompson.
Ordinary People (The)
Includes Grace Scott (ETA, 2018) and others.
Page One Theatre
Members include: Chloe Stevens (RB lecturer), Miles Mitchell (ETA), Stefanie Sommer (ETA).
Pan Intercultural Arts
Artistic Director: John Martin, RBC Visiting Professor
Founders: Glenn Tillin (BA Actor-Musicianship; MA TYA) and Kitty Myers (BA Actor-Musicianship, 2003), RBC Alumni.
Founded in Tallinn, Estonia under the direction of Johan Bark. The company includes performers
Michael Blundell-Lithco, Chris Mawson, Ciaran Hammond, Tom King, Benjamin Ecclestone and Molly Hemsley (all ETA, 2017) with Daniel Spreadborough (Lighting Design) and Abigail Screen (Theatre/Set Design).
Rooftop Productions (Hong Kong)
Founded 2014 by Ivor Houlker (RB Alumni) and Michelle Li.
Root Experience (children's theatre company)
Artistic Director: Simon Magnus (ETA, 2005)
Founded in 2004 by Laura Churchill, Polly Henson and Rebecca Pollock, three female graduates of the ATA programme.
Sisters of Eden: an ensemble of feminist performance
Founded by Shannon Mulvey, Georgia James and Scarlett O’Reilly, RB Alumni.
Molly Freeman, Matt Lloyd and Hattie Thomas, RBC Alumni
Spindrift Project (Iceland)
Members include Corinne Curtis (ETA, 2009)
Talawa Theatre Company
Founder: Yvonne Brewster, RBC Fellow; former Artistic Directors: Ben Thomas, Paulette Randall, RBC Fellows
Tamasha Theatre Company
Founder: Kristine Landan-Smith , contributor to RBC's Contemporary Directions project. Founded with Sudha Buchar.
Artistic Director: Jatinder Verma, RBC Honorary Fellow
Founded by Amerie Rose and Samantha Raith (RB Alumni, 2005). Samantha is also Chair of Trustees at Root Experience (see above).
Theatre of Black Women
Founders: Bernardine Evaristo, Patricia Hilaire, Paulette Randall.
Artistic Director: Rosanna Sloan (ETA, 2012); Producer: Becky Mills (Acting part-time)
The Völvas are a gaggle of feminists, that write, devise, and create theatre and visual art from a feminist stand point. The cast comprises MJ Ashton, Ellamae Cieslik, Ingunn Lara Kristjánsdóttir, Sarah Jeanpierre and Sian Brett with Magnus Kayser.
Wardrobe Ensemble (The)
Members include: Tom Brennan (ATA, 2014), and James Newton (ETA, 2014).
We are a Real theatre company
Creatives: Ivor Houlker, James Hodgson and Jake Harrison, RB Alumni.
Founders: Emma-Claire Blythe/Emma Cox (ETA, 2015) and Lucy Hoult
Director: Jorge Lopes-Ramos (RB Alumni)
see also videos of a couple of works performed while at Rose Bruford:
Don't feed the lions
Performed in a men's toilets, Rose Bruford College.
Review: http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/dontfeed-rev lick to add a description
Performed on a South-East train from London to Sidcup & back
A British songwriting production team comprising Owen Thomas and Lily-May Young (ETA, 2005).
Supporting the arts charity and private sector in fund raising, development and digital and creative management. The team includes James Hodgson (ETA, 2012).
SoundBoxed Collective (disbanded)
Theatre KinAesthetic (disbanded)