Who We Are

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Liz Bacon – Artistic Director
Liz is founder and Artistic Director of Anything Other Theatre Company. 

She creates theatre because she’s interested in the human condition and in the connections between us all. She enjoys bringing people from different parts of society together through the arts to discuss, debate, learn, tell new stories and to create captivating theatre. Liz trained in Directing and Theatre Facilitation at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, with the Young Vic Theatre as part of Springboard 2016, studied English Literature at Newcastle University and a Dance Foundation course at Lewisham College.

As Director: A Conscious Rebellion, Anything Other (Kent & London tour, 2018), The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, Arts Ed (2017), Humbug- a modern adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation (2017), All of Me, Anything Other (Incoming Festival 2017, VAULT Festival 2017 & Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016), Belly Supper Club, Only Connect (Cubitt Street Theatre, 2016), Talking Objects, British Museum (2015). As Curator- Emerge Festival 2017, University of the Arts (No Ordinary Experience, Central St Martins, London, 2017).

As Assistant Director: Sonny, Deborah Bruce (Arts Ed, London, 2017), dreamplay, Baz Productions (The Vaults, London, 2016), Backstory, Only Connect (London schools tour 2014-15), Germ Free Adolescent, Root Theatre (The Brook Theatre, LV21 and community tour in Medway, 2015), Lee Harvey Oswald, Finborough Theatre (2013).

As Facilitator: Performing Medicine, CLOD Ensemble (2017), Big Barbican Workshops, Barbican Centre (2015-7), King Lear schools residency, SketchFest and various Masterclasses, Almeida Projects (2013-14), Once Upon a Story, Polka Theatre (2013-15).

For more info see: elizabethbacon.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @lyzbacon

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Martin Brett- Writer, All of Me 2016 & 2017
Martin is a writer/musician, from Dartford, Kent.

Martin is a writer/musician, from Dartford, Kent.
He is enthused by creating isolated, lost, yet humorous characters. His stories are rich with the absurd and he takes pleasure in twisting the mundane into something striking. He strives to capture what it is to be alive; to grieve, to love, to connect, to obsess.

All of Me (Incoming Festival 2017, Vault Festival 2017 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016), is Martin’s debut play. As well as writing for stage, he has written a film script, a novel, and a collection of short stories. His musical forays include the band Rosemary, and the hotly-tipped, electrifying duo, Gren Men.

For more info see: martinbrett.net or follow him on Twitter at @MBrett02.


Natalie Mitchell – Associate Writer
Natalie Mitchell is a writer for theatre, TV and radio, and is Associate Writer for Anything Other Theatre Company.

She likes to make work that gives a voice to people who often go unheard, and is motivated about opening theatre up to new and non- traditional audiences.

Natalie studied Applied Theatre and Education at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has over ten years’ experience as a theatre education facilitator and project manager, including four years as the YFA Projects Manager at the Almeida Theatre, creating and producing new work with and for young people.

As producer, shows include The Red Helicopter by Robin French; Encourage the Others by John Donnelly and (the Brian Way nominated) Parallax by Rebecca Prichard.

Theatre credits include: Displaced, Finborough Theatre Vibrant Festival (2015); Germ Free Adolescent, Root Theatre (2015); Crawling in the Dark, a play for young audiences, Almeida Theatre (2011); White Riot, The Space/ Barking Broadway (2010); You’re Wondering Now, ATC/Root Theatre (2010); England’s Dreaming, Soho Theatre, Core Cuts (2008); Can’t Stand me Now, Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival (2007).

Radio Credits: Proud, Radio 3’s the Wire (2011); The Man Who Sold the World, Radio 4, afternoon play (2012).

In 2012-13, Natalie was one of eight writers on the final ever BBC Writers’ Academy, writing across BBC continuing drama. She currently writes regularly for EastEnders, has a series in development with The Forge and is under commission to BBC Radio 4 and the National Theatre Connections programme.

More information can be found at writerscompany.co.uk/natalie-mitchell or you can follow Natalie on Twitter @Mitchell_Nat

Tian G

Tian Glasgow- Producer

Tian is producing our latest project ‘A Conscious Rebellion’ in North Kent. 

The thread running through Tian’s work is social concerns and communities. As well as being an arts and outreach producer, Tian is also a playwright and theatre director. He has worked in freelance roles for Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning as a Creative Producer and as Interim Community Engagement Manager. Most recently he was the Creative Learning and Engagement Producer for In Company Collective working on Le Gateau Chocolat’s Black and on the The Sick of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017.

Tian founded the theatre company New Slang Productions in 2010. In early 2012, his debut production Silver Shores was staged at the Tristan Bates Theatre and a few years after that in 2015 his sophomore effort Changing State was staged at the Hen & Chickens Theatre. Tian wrote and directed both plays.  Tian is currently writing a solo piece that the company plans to tour in 2018/19.


Nicola Ralph- Designer, All of Me 2016 & 2017
Nicola is an artistic creative working in TV, Theatre and Film.

She is passionate about creating realistic, detailed and atmospheric environments that immerse the audiences and provides them with both engaging and inspiring experiences.
Nicola studied Art and Design at the University of Creative Arts and has been assisting in set dressing and prop making since the age of 18 with award winning theatre company Masquerade. Since graduating from the University of Kent with a first class honours she has assisted on a variety of artistic projects in the realms of TV, Film, Theatre and exhibitions.

TV and Film credits include: Art Assistant – Masterchef The Professionals (Shine TV 2016) , Asda Christmas Advert (Moxie Pictures 2015), Hoff the Record Series 2 (Me+You Productions 2015). Art Director – MUG (short) (2015) Assistant Art Director – The Backseat 2015 (short) – Hidden Art Films LTD.
Recent theatre work includes: Assistant maker and Set Dresser – Greenhive Green (Punchdrunk Enrichment, 2016). Designer and maker – In the Gut (Les Femmes Ridicules, Brighton Fringe 2016). Props Master and Set Dresser – Tribes (Masquerade Theatre Company, Dartford 2016) & Doc.Yard’s Secret Lab (Chatham Historic Dock Yard, The Circus 2016).

Any enquiries n_ralphy@hotmail.com

Tommy

Tommy Burgess- Performer, All of Me, Incoming Festival 2017 & Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

Tommy Burgess graduated from Mountview Academy Of Dramatic Art in July 2016 and went straight to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Anything Other, performing the role of Gareth in All Of Me.

Off the back of some very favourable reviews Tommy landed a West End understudy role in Sam Shepard’s Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios and performed many times with the principle cast, including Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Charlotte Hope and Jeremy Irvine.

Other credits include William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at The Almeida directed by Robert Icke.

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