I have toured my plays for years in Suffolk, Essex and mostly Shropshire. Always just covering costs and finding no way of making things pay going forward. I have two plays published and I am still banging my head against a wall regarding money. I am a Poet, Playwright, Folk Singer, all I do sems to lead to beink skint. You know what I mean? I have been an actor and broadcaster and now review theatre for loveshrewsbury.com. I am an adopted Salopian being born in Bury Lancashire. I use Northern comedy a lot in my drama they have a way of laughing as they cry and that is admirable.
Rowan Bartram is a Poet an Artist, Songwriter and Actress. She is one third of the collaboration and this her first forray into acting and devising. Phoebe Rees is the other third of our tripartite collaboration.
Phoebe has researched all the music and arranged it and plays it too. As Musical Director Phoebe importance in the project is immeasurable. All music is Shropshire in origin as are all the songs poems and of course my script.
We have toured it to three venues and it was beautifully received we would now like to move up a level and raise enough funds to launch this project and play at the main theatre in Shropshire Theatre Severn. Then a tour to other venues also.
The company aims to give amateur Actors/Directors who might like to go further and want to experience performance and the professional theatre. My actors always get paid a profit share but again we don't make enough to pay a wage we would like to. We would also like to keep new shows coming aiming for two new shows a year. All of this takes money I haven't got but with a the right funding in place I am sure our goals can be reached and we will stand on our own feet with in a couple of years.