first line theatre 


Alongside Bethan Highgate-Betts, I’m one half of First Line Theatre, a theatre group producing site-responsive performance art. We strive to take live performance out of gallery spaces, as there is an unhealthy disconnect between art communities and the general public. We make work outside of art spaces so that people who don’t necessarily seek out art can experience it in some way. We believe art is for anyone and everyone.

basic space

People passing all around. Cars, voices, noises blurring into background sound. Faces one by one fading into the distance. 

Basic Space explores how easy it can be to feel completely alone on a busy city street. People bustling all around. Nameless faces passing by. The isolation that can be felt in the every day, even when surrounded by people. Mental illness and isolation, Basic Space is a reflective journey that delves into our need for connection and what happens when it is lacking. For intimate audiences, each audience member is given a headset connected to pre-recorded audio as we journey through the city together.

living space

A companion peice, Living Space is a durational live performance exploring our relationships with the space, our living space and the connections that we create with and within it. For Hijacked Festival, the installation took the form of a living room, which was constructed against the backdrop of the natural surrounding of the Double Locks site, using trees and bushes to hand lampshades and pictures for a natural/constructed juxtaposition. We then spent the day at the festival in our handmade replica space suits, interacting with both our surroundings, as well as festival goers.