THE TERRIFIC ELECTRIC
An extraordinary collaboration between theatre makers and a surgeon, physicist, sculptor and a car mechanic. Supported by The Playground and Arts Council funding, it won the OSBTT award for innovative theatre and had a two week run at The Barbican Pit in 2007. The Terrific Electric questions our relationship with technology and invention, through a surreal household where Victorians lift the bonnet off the engine of progress and poke at what makes us human.
THE HISTORY GIRLS
Described as “a sort of Bronte Python”(Chortle) with “a crack team of female sketch comedians (Three Weeks),The History Girls came together over a love of British humour, idiots, and the fact that despite multiple English degrees and black belts in mime, they still didn’t know anything at all. So they named themselves “The History Girls” and decided to tell the History of The Empire. Best Show Award nominees at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012, they won a 2011 Co-filmic Audience Award, and were semi-finalists in the Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2010. With Objective Productions (Peepshow) they filmed a series of sketches for BBC Online Comedy and with development funding from the Arts Council, developed A Summary of Things So Far…, which ran at the Jermyn Street Theatre and had a sell-out run at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh 2012.
A tale of lust, love and a kilo of sausages from film-maker Bruce Burgess, filmed in France with an entirely French cast. Vanessa-Faye directed the actors in this short film, which she also co-produced. Winner of the coup de coeur award from Canal + in 2003.