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The Black Cat (2017)
a LaPelle’s Factory production in association with LittleMighty
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Collector’s Piece / Birthday (2017)
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The Dancebombing Project (2016)
a collaboration with Dirtmarket
A series of unannounced, site-specific, dance-based micro-performances which take place out in town centres. Collisions of tenderness, struggle and hope battle the overwhelming pressure of urban anonymity.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by The Brewhouse (Burton-upon-Trent) and East Staffordshire Borough Council.
Dramaturg

Desperado (2016)
a LaPelle’s Factory production in association with LittleMighty
Mischievously riffing on rock gigs, dance marathons, school sports days and rodeos, Desperado is a manic and adrenaline-fuelled display of camaraderie and strength which fights to dispel the myth that mankind has reached the end of the line. Driven by power and pain, this show pushes back against the grinding monotony and brutality of the modern world. With dancing bandits.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Supported by Camden People’s Theatre (London), Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester) and Derby Theatre of In Good Company and The HopBarn (Southwell).
Co-Director/Deviser/Writer/Performer

Concerto (2016)
a collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck
A unique musical experience inspired by Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and featuring world-renowned concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Concerto is a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome tragedy. A sequel to Bolero (2014).
Dramaturg

The Little Love Cabaret (2016)
a collaboration with Spiltmilk Dance
A scrapbook of real-life loves and a curious combination of ultimate heart throbs, full-on chocolate addictions, grand gestures of love and favourite days of the week. Each performance features local stories and acts from guest artists.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by artsdepot (London), Creative Arts East, Nechells POD and In Good Company.
Dramaturg

CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS (2015)
a LaPelle’s Factory production in association with LittleMighty
An insane movie night which examines mad couples, personality cults and the changing faces of cinema via some little white lies and wild fantasies. A hilarious and mysterious headtrip that crashes through old films, pop delusions and odd expressions of love.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by In Good Company. Supported by Hatch (Nottingham), The HUB (Leeds) and The Malt Cross (Nottingham)
Co-Director/Deviser/Writer/Performer

Blast from the Past (2015)
a collaboration with Spiltmilk Dance
A fast-paced race through seven decades of the blockbusters and bestsellers we all remember, and the fads and fashions we might prefer to forget. Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, TV gameshow and the ultimate compilation album.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Live & Local, The Place (London), artsdepot (London) and In Good Company.
Dramaturg

Bolero (2014)
a collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck, Benjamin Bajramovic, Jasenko Pasic, Amila Terzimehic, Vera Molitor and Nicki Hobday
An international collaboration of artists from Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, lead by Michael Pinchbeck, and inspired by the premiere of Ravel’s Bolero at the Paris Opera in 1928 and Torvill and Dean’s Winter Olympics victory soundtracked to the music in 1984.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Making Tracks (Nottingham), the British Council, Nottingham Playhouse Sarajevo War Theatre and Teatri ODA (Kosovo).
Deviser/Performer

The Man Upstairs (2014)
a play
Runner-up in the New Perspectives Long Play Competition 2014.
Presented at neat14 (Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival).
Writer

The Litvinenko Project (2014)
a collaboration with 2Magpies Theatre
A site-responsive piece made for tea shops, The Litvinenko Project is a show that swings between the facts and the fictions of arguably the most brazen assassination in history.Part-biography, part-conspiracy, all best-guess-work, The Litvinenko Project has been described as “an aromatic blend of, possibility, actuality, fact, fiction, documentary, theatricality and tea”.
Direction

Cat in Hell (2013)
a collaboration with Olwen Davies
A cat and a demon engage in a purgatorial duel in this nightmarish cabaret act gone wrong, which explored relationships, control and emotional violence.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Hatch (Nottingham) and supported by New Art Exchange (Nottingham), Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham), Emerge (Leeds), NewVolutions (Lincoln) & Compass Live Art Festival (Leeds)
Deviser/Writer/Performer

27 (2012)
a solo performance
An obsessive and drawn-out suicide note from the world’s least rock ‘n’ roll rockstar, 27 was a bittersweet look at the cults of celebrity, fading dreams and death.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  Commissioned by Emerge (Leeds) and supported by circuit Live Art Festival (Leicester).
Deviser/Writer/Performer

The Review Show (2012)
a collaboration with Mufaro Makubika
The Review Show was a text crafted and delivered by Ollie and Mufaro, which reviews the piece the audience is watching as it happens. Both performers are desperate for five stars, but a lack of plot, characters and direction, and a little too much self-obsession, means that’s very unlikely to happen.
Supported by Hatch (Nottingham).
Deviser/Writer/Performer

The Beginning (2012)
a collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck & Nicki Hobday
A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson in a reflection on what it means to begin. The Beginning took place between a rehearsal and a performance, dreaming and being awake, and asked how we might begin a career, a relationship or a life.
The Beginning was developed at Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham), Leeds Met Studio Theatre, Loughborough University and The Junction (Cambridge). Commissioned by World Event Young Artists (2012). Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2013.
Deviser/Performer

Goldfish (2012)
a collaboration with New Perspectives
Goldfish drew together the scripts of five East Midlands-based writers, which waded in and out of realms where memories lurk just beneath the surface.
Performer

The End (2011)
a collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck
Inspired by the stage direction in The Winter’s Tale, “Exit pursued by a bear”, The End explores endings and exits and asks why we perform and how we will know when to stop.
Commissioned by Chester Performs. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by The Junction (Cambridge), Brighton Dome and Festival, New Art Exchange (Nottingham) and Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham). Selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase 2011.
Deviser/Performer

Do Not Enter: Performance in Progress (2010)
a duologue
This text was written for two theatre ushers to perform outside the theatre auditorium door.  The show has already started and latecomers are not permitted. The text mischievously pokes fun at academic over-analysis  of performance, and is a good-humoured homage to Stoppard, Beckett, et al.
Commissioned by Theatre Writing Partnership  for the Momentum new writing festival at Curve (Leicester). Developed with Talking Birds Theatre Company.
Writer

Non sequitur: a series of stalled tales (2010)
a solo durational performance
Story-time for the grown-up channel-hopping Jackanory generation.
Created specifically for ‘poolside emergency at The Bluecoat (Liverpool).
Deviser/Performer

Vodka Revolution (2009)
a collaboration with Ellie Harrison
A site-specific performance made for a grimy bar in Nottingham, in which ‘high art’ took on ‘low art’, Chekhov tooks on The Beatles, and the whole performance felt completely at odds with its binge drinking surroundings.
Commissioned by Hatch (Nottingham) for Hatch: Abroad.
Deviser/Performer

Help Yourself (2009)
a collaboration with Phoebe Walsh
Armed with a stack of self-help books and a CD of ’90s feel-good pop songs, Phoebe and Ollie made a live attempt to “help themselves out of their hole” and become better and happier people.
Commissioned by greenroom/hÅb (Manchester) via the Method Lab programme.
Co-Director/Deviser/Performer

Alone Time (2008)
a collaboration with Phoebe Walsh
Often we feel most alone when in a room full of people – whether caught in a crowd, or at a party, or on a stage. Stripped back and anti-theatrical in its aesthetic, Alone Time was a contemplative and insular confessional of all the things we think and do when we’re on our own.
Co-Director/Deviser/Performer

Dressing The Part: A Durational Performance (2008)
a collaboration with Ellie Harrison
Part photography installation, part tag-team dress-up marathon.  Ellie and Ollie took it in turns to speculate on what could have been if they’d ended up as bankers, emos, Sloane Rangers, murder victims, naturists…
Commissioned by greenroom/hÅb (Manchester) via the Instant Win programme.
Co-Director/Deviser/Performer

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