I’ve directed two shows for cycle-touring comedy Shakespeare company, The HandleBards: four-woman, clowning versions Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It. The shows have toured almost non-stop for the past three years, and played in countries including India, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and Thailand. I’m currently working with the company on The Tempest. Last year, I also worked at the RSC, making Weirdo Sister: a one-woman, family show in response to their production of Macbeth, to play as part of their Inside Out programme of events.
The three witches gather. The cauldron bubbles. Something wicked is on its way. But they have forgotten the littlest witch, who tries to join her sisters and lead Macbeth to his doom.
Weirdo Sister is a devised family friendly clowning show inspired by Macbeth, made with and performed by Lotte Tickner. It was commissioned by the RSC to play in their Inside Out programme in Summer 2018 in The Swirl temporary space.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a fast paced, fun outdoor production. In summer 2016 it toured the country, traveling by bicycle from London to the Edinburgh Fringe. In the autumn it toured schools and was the first all-female production to visit Sudan. In Spring 2017 it toured across Asia. It in 2018 it's been revived and is currently touring the UK and abroad with a brand new cast.
Design: Nik Corrall | Associate Director: Callum Brodie | Assistant Director/ Stage Manager: Steph Withers | Music: Guy Hughes | Original Cast: Elle Dillon-Reams, Lianne Harvey, Lizzie Muncey, Lotte Tickner | 2018 Cast: Eleanor Chaganis, Charlotte Driessler, Lucy Green, Sian Eleanor Green | Produced by Handlebards
As You Like It
As You Like It is an outdoor production with riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. It toured the country by bike, travelling from London to Edinburgh and many places in between in Summer 2017. In Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 it's touring to schools and internationally to India and Southeast Asia.
Design: Alberta Jones | Company Manager: Paul Moss | Music: Guy Hughes | Original Cast: Elle Dillon-Reams, Lucy Green, Jessica Hern, Lotte Tickner | Produced by Handlebards