Backhand Theatre

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Backhand Theatre is a collaborative Theatre Company that was founded in early 2010 by Jake Linzey and Nicola Buys. Jake and Nicola both have a passion for theatre and decided to make 2010 the year they create their own. They decided to bring together their passion for visual theatre and create their first season of new writing for the Edinburgh Fringe.

The style of theatre you can expect to see from Backhand over the coming months is likely to incorporate puppetry and clowning techniques with more conventional forms of storytelling and performance. They hope to make these esoteric forms more accessible to a wider audience and utilise them to push forwards, developing new styles and techniques.

“Pioneering a new generation of circus arts in the UK, combining drama, dance, puppetry, and circus disciplines.”

Connected mandy members:

2012, Velveteen Rabbit, The Boy
National Tour
Joanne Gale
2012, The Velveteen Rabbit and Greek Myths for Kids, Various roles and Puppeteer
C Venues Edinburgh and Uk Tour
2012, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Velveteen Rabbit
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2012, The Velveteen Rabbit, Raggy Doll/Nana/Mrs Mole/Bert
C Venue Edinburgh
2012, The Velveteen Rabbit, Raggy Doll/Nana/Mrs Mole/Bert
Hull - Freedom Festival
Luke Morton
2012, Tales of Edgar Allen Poe, The Visitor
Elliot Dawes
2012, Tales From Edgar Allen Poe, Stage Manager/Production Designer
Wilde Theatre Bracknell
2012, Tales from Edgar Allen Poe, Monsieur Carron
C Venues - ECA Main Stage
Luke Morton
2012, Icarus. A Story of Flight, Young "Guy"
2012, Icarus; A Story of Flight, Icarus
C Venues - ECA Main Stage
2012, Greek Myths for Kids, Narrator/Puppeteer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Harriet Ridley
Prop Maker
2012, Greek Myths for Kids, Prop /Puppet Maker
Edinburgh Fringe
2012, Greek Myths for Kids, Puppeteer/Narrator
South Hill Arts Centre
2012, Greek Myths for Kids, Presenter
C Venue Edinburgh
2012, Greek Myths For Kids, Actor/ Puppeteer
National Tour
Sam Golden
2012, 2012 Fringe Program, Company Manager
C venues
Sam Golden
2012, 2011 Fringe Program, Director and Literary Supervisor
C Venues, Edinburgh
2011, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Boy
Nicola Buys
Assistant Stage Manager
2011, The Velveteen Rabbit, CSM
Sophie Paterson
Stage Manager
2011, The Velveteen Rabbit, Stage Manager
C Venues, C ECA

Backhand Theatre Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Backhand Theatre Company