Graeae Theatre Company

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Graeae was founded in 1980 by Nabil Shaban and Richard Tomlinson. The company built a reputation as a respected theatrical voice with audiences, critics, the arts establishment and the disabled community.

In the beginning, Nabil and Richard worked from home, running occasional one-off performances at events across the country. The first production was Sideshow, which Nabil performed and directed.

In 1981, the first United Nations Year of Disabled People, Graeae went international, visiting Greece, the home of the myth from which it derived its name.

Since those early days, the company has grown and adapted to the changing attitudes of society, and the passions of the disabled community. Under the Artistic Direction of Nabil Shaban, the company performed many shows and became established as a registered charity. Then, in 1994, Ewan Marshall became Artistic Director. Shows such as Ubu and Flesh Fly cemented the company’s reputation as a force that could last.

Since 1998, Jenny Sealey has been Artistic Director and has overseen successes such as peeling, Diary of an Action Man and Blasted. In 1999, Missing Piece was launched, an intensive and accredited training course for disabled actors, and the success of this has fed into our current training courses Scene Change and Into the Scene.

Graeae now tours nationally (and sometimes internationally) up to three times a year with imaginative and exciting productions of both classic and newly-commissioned theatre.

Graeae’s aim is to redress the exclusion of people with physical and sensory impairments from performance and to create genuinely pioneering theatre in both its aesthetic and content.


Connected mandy members:

Kirk Bowett
Kirk Bowett
Artistic Director
2019, This Is Not For You, Artist
Grenwich and Docklands Festival
Matt Lim
Matt Lim
Actor
2019, The Mentalist's Book Club, Scott
Bush Theatre
Beth Duke
Beth Duke
Sound Designer
2019, One Under, Sound Designer
Alex Ward
Alex Ward
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Blasted, Stage Manager
GBS Theatre RADA
Deven Modha
Deven Modha
Actor
2018, Write to Play Miniatures: 10 Nights, Yasin
Soho Theatre
Robin Paley Yorke
2018, This is Not For You Workshops for Secondary Schools, Lead facilitator
UK Tour
Jeremy George
Jeremy George
Sound Operator
2018, This Is Not For You, Associate Sound Designer/System Engineer
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
Amber Chapell
Amber Chapell
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, This Is Not For You, Stage Management
Jenny Campbell
Jenny Campbell
Company Stage Manager
2018, This is Not for You, CSM
Greenwich and Docklands Festival / SIRF
Thom Jackson-Wood
2018, The Iron Man, Rob/Thom
Nottingham Puppet Festival/Liberty Unbound, London
Janet-Mary Provan
Janet-Mary Provan
Stage Manager
2018, Iron Man Walkabout, Stage Manager
Liberty Unbound Festival
Janet-Mary Provan
Janet-Mary Provan
Stage Manager
2018, Hurricane Protest Songs, Stage Manager
RADA Studios, RichMix
Emily Owens
Emily Owens
Actor
2018, Chronicle, Performer
Grace Maries
Grace Maries
Costume Designer
2017, World In Progress, Young Artist Designer
Philippa Cole
2017, The House of Bernarda Alba, Amelia
The Royal Exchange Manchester
Patricia Davenport
Patricia Davenport
Company Stage Manager
2017, Reasons to be Cheerful, CSM
Tour - The Belgrade, Coventry. West Yorkshire Playhouse. Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Stephen Lloyd
2017, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Vinnie
UK Tour
Zoe Cotton
Zoe Cotton
Technical Stage Manager
2017, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Touring Tech ASM (Set/AV)
Tour
Philippa Cole
2016, Write to Play, Connie, NiteNurse
Melissa Johns
2016, Write to Play, Varied Roles
Live Theatre, Newcastle

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Alternative Company Names

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