infinite jest

The team

Laura: 

I'm a stand-up comedian, performer and writer. I'm currently virtually touring the UK with my latest act of creativity Is Now a Good Time, a quirky, funny, touching piece of telephone theatre. 

My first solo show, Running on Air, won a fringe first at the Edinburgh Festival and was featured on the Culture Show. Last year I wrote and performed Bookish, a selection of five mini shows, each inspired by a different book, which I toured to theatres and libraries throughout the UK. I am the Associate Artist at The Harrogate Theatre and of the museum of Archeology and Athropology in Cambridge. 

Throughout lockdown I have become a master of ZOOM!!! And have, along with the brilliant Nathan and amazing Henry, been delivering fantastic online drama sessions. We've had children all over the world join us as we've created crazy, wacky, wonderful, silly, storylines with some fabulous imaginative creative kids!

My favourite dance is the funky chicken: nobody looks cool while they're doing it
Joke: What did the monkeys say to each other when they won the Olympics? WE ARE THE CHIMPIONS!
My favourite drama game is Bibbity Bibbity Bop! 

Henry: 

I'm an actor, writer, producer and Artistic Director of Infinite Jest Theatre Company. As a performer I've worked at the National Theatre (Tartuffe, Anthony and Cleopatra, Man and Superman), The Globe, The Orange Tree, Bristol Old Vic, The Citizens Theatre, and Bath Theatre Royal, to name a few. As a writer and producer I've adapted many Shakespeare shows for younger audiences.  

My proudest Infinite Jest Theatre Company moment to date is setting up the Home Theatre Club during the covid-19 lockdown and providing wonderful wacky online workshops!

My fav dance move is: The Flos
My fav joke is: What did the policeman say to his tummy? You're under a vest
My fav drama game is: Sudden over-the-top-death Grandmother's Footsteps

Tilda: I’m a creative producer and theatre-maker currently studying for an MA in Creative Producing at MOUNTVIEW. I’m also one of the Stage One ‘Bridge the Gap’ Producers and The Young Everyman and Playhouse Producers (YEP). Currently I’m the Assistant Produced for PUSH labs festival at HOME Manchester and developing a site-specific audio experience in Southwark. I’ve previously worked with companies such as Gecko, Dais Hale, Theatre Deli and Splendid Productions.
My first devised show as a theatre-maker, ‘I love you, But F*ck Off’ debuted at VAULT Festival in 2019 before being selected for the Shrill Voices Writing Residency that same year.
 
My favourite dance move: Any kitchen disco moves
Joke: Why were the bakers hands brown? Because he kneaded a poo!
My favourite drama game: Fairytale Rock Paper Scissors OR That’s my ball!

Nick: is an actor, performer and more recently trained to be a hypnotherapist. He promises not to hypnotise your children… He is a regular collaborator with Third Angel Theatre company, most recently performing in a national tour of The Department of Distractions. ‘ The Distraction Agents’ spin-off game/challenge is now available to buy online (plug plug!!) During lockdown he worked with Belgian CREW Collective on Hamlet’s Playground, a corona-proof interactive theatrical experience. Other theatre includes The Incredible Doctor Guttman (national tour), The Great Gatsby (Wiltons Music Hall), My Dad’s a Birdman (Sheffield Crucible) Air Guitar (Bristol Old Vic) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Kaos theatre). TV and film includes Doctors (BBC), Arthur and George (ITV) Edge of Extinction (Prime).

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