Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company

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Hammerpuzzle theatre was established in 2007 by graduates from Bath Spa University’s Performing Arts: Acting degree course and have worked extensively, and have heavy links to, their in-house theatre company, Full Tilt.



A collection of us decided that we wanted to continue to work with one another in the same fashion to which we had been trained; with play, with verve, and with generosity. We wanted to create an outlet for our fellow and future graduates to persist in this rich vein of theatre training. So therefore, Hammerpuzzle was created.



What is Hammerpuzzle? Hammerpuzzle is a single word that we fashioned from an amalgamation of ideas, which best describe and embody the work that we produce. We take a stimulus, most often a classic or renowned piece of literature, and then, through an intense exploration process, we dive in and immerse ourselves in that particular world. Together, we hunt for the essence of the piece. What speaks to us as individuals and as an ensemble? What absolutely compels us to tell this particular story? Once we have captured this gut reaction to the text at hand, we begin work on placing it all back together again in a completely new, rehashed, re-invented, and relevant form. It is as if we literally smash apart the text (with a hammer!) and piece it back together again like a jigsaw. This completes the picture that we, the company, believe it should be.



Hammerpuzzle believe, and strive to maintain, that our work is forever storytelling, an act of ritual, and an event. In other words, theatre that is communally shared between all involved, performer and audience alike, that transcends the everyday normality


Connected mandy members:

Ian Harris
Ian Harris
Actor
2019, The Old Curiosity Shop, Grandfather / Quilp
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Cara Weinmann
Cara Weinmann
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, The Velveteen Rabbit/The Old Curiosity Shop, Deputy Stage Manager
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Amy Vickers
Amy Vickers
Actor
2018, The Tales of Hans Christian Anderson - Interactive Storytelling, Storyteller
Gloucestershire Libraries
Samuel Lawrence
2015, King John, Lewis The Dauphin
Theatre Royal Bath egg
Kirsty Cox
Kirsty Cox
Actor
2015, King John, Constance
Jay Bradfield
Jay Bradfield
Child Actor
2015, King John, Arthur
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Jay Bradfield
Jay Bradfield
Child Actor
2015, King John, Arthur
Egg theatre Bath , Brewhouse Taunton
Laura Fautley
2014, King John, Eleanor/Pandulph/musician
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Charlie Ryan
Charlie Ryan
Actor
2014, King John, The Bastard
York Theatre Royal
Tamsin Joanna Kennard
Tamsin Joanna Kennard
Voice Over: English
2013, The Tempest, Miranda/Gonzalo
Jay Oliver Yip
2011, The Tempest, Alonso/Stephano
Gryphon Venues
Tamsin Joanna Kennard
Tamsin Joanna Kennard
Voice Over: English
2011, Measure for Measure, Marianna
Dan Shearing
Dan Shearing
Assistant Stage Manager
2010, The Spare Room, Stage Manager
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
Dan Shearing
Dan Shearing
Assistant Stage Manager
2010, The Spare Room, Stage Manager / LX
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Ashley Bates
Ashley Bates
Actor
2010, The Spare Room, Geoff
Chaple Arts Centre, Bath
Dan Shearing
Dan Shearing
Assistant Stage Manager
2010, Spare Room, Stage Manager
The Ustinov
Ellen Goddard
2009, Hammerpuzzle's Measure for Measure, Isabella
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Laura Fautley
2009, Hammerpuzzle's Measure for Measure, Mistress Overdone/Escalus
The Rondo, Bath
Ellen Goddard
2008, The Wonderful Brocade, Workshop Leader
Jay Oliver Yip
2008, Hammerpuzzle's Measure for Measure, Lucio
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