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:

CiCi Howells
CiCi Howells
Actor
2014, The threepenny opera, Polly peachums
UK tour
Rosie Giarratana
Rosie Giarratana
Assistant Stage Manager
2014, The Threepenny Opera, ASM
Tour: Nottingham Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Thom Jackson-Wood
2014, The Iron Man, Rob
Will Lewis
Will Lewis
Actor
2014, Sick, Wheelchair Avenger
Graeae Theatre Company
Stephen Lloyd
2014, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Vinnie
Stuttgart, Germany
Stephen Lloyd
2014, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Vinnie
Royal Festival Hall
Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams
Costume Supervisor
2014, Belonging, Costume Supervisor/maker
Roundhouse Theatre
Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams
Costume Supervisor
2013, The Limbless Knight, costume supervisor/maker
Melissa Johns
2013, The Iron Man, Andrea
Stephen Lloyd
2013, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Vinnie
SESC Madureira, Rio de Janero, Brazil
Jude Mahon
Jude Mahon
Actor
2013, Iron Man, World leader/ Farmer
Tiiu Mortley
Tiiu Mortley
Actor
2013, A Limbless Knight, Aerialist/ Performer
Olympic Park
Corinna MacEwan
Corinna MacEwan
Lighting Technician
2012, The garden, Technical stage manager, sound engineer and operator
Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams
Costume Supervisor
2012, The Garden, costume supervisor/maker
Deborah Williams
Deborah Williams
Costume Supervisor
2012, sequins and snowballs, costume supervisor/ maker
Thom Jackson-Wood
2012, Rhinestone Rollers: Sequins And Snowballs, Dancer
Royal Festival Hall
Stephen Lloyd
2012, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Vinnie
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Jude Mahon
Jude Mahon
Actor
2012, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Debbie
Tour
Freya Busby (Freya Groves)
2012, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Costume Supervisor
Roshni Savjani
Roshni Savjani
Company Stage Manager
2012, Reason's To Be Cheerful, CSM
New Wolsey Theatre & National Tour

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Alternative Company Names

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