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:

Callum Finn
Production Manager
2022, 10 Nights, Production Manager
Bush Theatre
2021, Graeae Ensemble application trailer, Voice Over
Matt Lim
Actor
2020, Parasite, Joe
2020, Graeae's Crips in Confinement monologue series, Bea - Spec's of Light
Callum Finn
Production Manager
2020, 10 Nights, Production Manager
The Bush Theatre
Elspeth Reid
Actor
2019, Write to Play Sharing, Actor
Kirk Bowett
Artistic Director
2019, This Is Not For You, Artist
Grenwich and Docklands Festival
Matt Lim
Actor
2019, The Mentalist's Book Club, Scott
Bush Theatre
Becky Barry
Actor
2019, The Iron Man, Gussie
Katy Gerard
Stage Manager
2019, One Under, Assistant Stage Manager
UK Tour
Cassidy Davis
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, One Under, Technical Stage Manager
UK Tour
Beth Duke
Sound Designer
2019, One Under, Sound Designer
Jonathan Leitch
Sound Designer
2019, Iron Man (Library Tour), Sound Designer
Alex Ward
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Blasted, Stage Manager
GBS Theatre RADA
Aiden Connor
Sound Designer
2019, Blasted, Sound Designer
GBS, RADA
Deven Modha
Actor
2018, Write to Play Miniatures: 10 Nights, Yasin
Soho Theatre
Elspeth Reid
Actor
2018, This Is Not For You- Trailer, Audio Describer
2018, This is Not For You Workshops for Secondary Schools, Lead facilitator
UK Tour
Jeremy George
Sound Operator
2018, This Is Not For You, Associate Sound Designer/System Engineer
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
Elspeth Reid
Actor
2018, This Is Not For You, Chorus

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Alternative Company Names

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