Bellow Theatre

'Gently poetic, salt-tinged storytelling' Lyn Gardner

Maureen Lennon  is a Hull based writer, director and performer. A graduate of the English and Drama degree at Bristol University she has just completed MA in Writing for Performance and Publication at Leeds University with Distinction. Writing and directing credits include work for Assemble Fest 2015/16/17, HeadsUp Festival (in conjunction with BAC) New Diorama Theatre, The Amy Johnson Festival, Paines Plough, Sheffield Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Hull Truck. She is one of West Yorkshire Playhouse's FUSE writers.

Tabitha Mortiboy is a playwright whose work has been performed at venues across the UK including The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The New Wimbledon Studio, Theatre 503, Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, most recently, The Park. Her first play Billy Through the Window was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Excellence Award, and her latest play Beacons was nominated for three Off West End Awards including Best New Play and Most Promising New Playwright. In 2015 she was one of Bristol Old Vic’s Open Session six and this year she was shortlisted for the Old Vic 12. She is also a trained classical violinist and guitarist. 

Charlie Sellers trained as a ballerina with Royal Ballet Junior Associates, York Scholars and Elmhurst School for Dance before completing a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre at Hull College. Theatre credits include The Cautionary Tale of Horrid Ham Carver (Bellow Theatre/ Assemble Festival) Larkin Revisited (Ensemble 52) The Washerwomen's Warning (Bellow Theatre/ Assemble Festival) The Amy Johnson Fan Club (The Amy Johnson Festival/ Kardomah94) and Bare Skin on Briny Waters (Bellow Theatre/ Heads up Festival/ New Diorama/Pleasance Theatres), for which she received a 2017 acting commendation from NSDF at Edinburgh Festival. Film credits include Everyone Back to Ours (Creator College).

Hector Dyer 's performance credits include Billy Through the Window (Bellow Theatre/Underbelly), Lazarus (Theatre West, Rondo Theatre) Parade (MTB Productions/Redgrave Theatre), Low Tide in Glass Bay (Deadpan Theatre, Underbelly). He is a member of the Barbican's Young Performing Artists Scheme. His writing credits include Stepping Back (Bristol Old Vic) and This Is Not A Place Of Honour (The Albany). He has an MPhil in Theatre and Performance from the University of Bristol. At present, he is working in the Theatre and Dance Department at the Barbican, and in the digital marketing department of the Tate, previously he has worked with The Orange Tree Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Theatre 503. His solo show, Thankyou For Your Patience is being produced by Hackney Wick before touring internationally.

 

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Ellie Gaynard is a freelance musician living and working in Manchester. Having grown up in Hull, Ellie studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. In addition to her classical training and orchestral performing, Elli grew up listening to and playing Celtic folk music and has a real passion for the aural tradition. Working with Bellow allows Ellie freedom to draw on both her folk and classical route. Using a mixture of traditional tunes, experimental harmony and song, Ellie provides a musical element to the company's original take on storytelling. 

 

 

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