Below is a list of other credits from previous productions.
Produced by theatre company Limb2Limb I was brought on as Movement Director for the companies’ shows at the Kings Head Theatre. The play tells the story of a young couple that are struggling to cope with one persons obsessive need for cleanliness. Pictured is Andrew Elkins and Leah Georges. Written by Fiona Harper and Directed by James Hodgson.
Venue: The Arcola
Company: NYT Playing Up
Director: Carolina Giammetta
Writer: Monsay Whitney
Movement Associate: Sean Hollands
Assistant Director: Samuel Evans
Designer: Kate Lane
LX and Sound Design: John Castle
Composer: Sarah Warne
Playing Up at the National Youth Theatre is an accredited 9 month drama course aimed at those not in full time education.
Ripple was part of their double bill of shows at the end of this companies’ 9 month course. Written by Monsay Whitney it tells the story of a man about to commit suicide. As he prepares he is visited by a host of characters. This is a dark comedy which explores the rippling effects of an attempted suicide.
For more information on the Playing Up programme and the NYT, please head here! nyt.org.uk/courses/playing-up
The Dividing Line
Venue: The Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Company: Haringey Shed
Director: Eddie Latter
Associate Directors: Sean Hollands and
Movement Director: Nataliya Kharina
Musical Director: Terry Tetteh-Martey
The Haringey Shed is a youth arts organisation and charity in the north of London. The company specialises in Inclusive Theatre and find a role for anyone who wants to join.
It tells the story of a refugee named Zainab and her family’s life now in the UK. Working with a youth group with over 50 members, the company told the story of Zainab’s journey. Taking on themes of family, racism, and love, this company creates an incredibly moving production.
For more information on the company, head here! haringeyshed.org
The Host VR
Venue: The Yard Theatre
Co-Directors: Sean Hollands and Ben Carlin
Company: Epiphany VR
Cast: Members of the National Youth Theatre
In partnership with the National Youth Theatre and their production of The Host by Nessah Muthy, we created a partner virtual reality experience.
The Host is the story of a refugee who comes to the UK, and it tells the story of what happens to him when he arrives, and the impact he has on a small family unit.
Rather than tell this story in VR, we spoke to refugees and recorded their stories about what the UK is to them, and how they feel about their new home.
The VR experience sits you across the table from those telling their stories, and as they tell them, you see aspects of their new and past lives played out around you.
In partnership with O2 Think Big and Epiphany VR. I directed a short 360 film to accompany Intrepid Ensemble’s production of Jellyfish at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Using the story as a starting point, the video is a resource tool to speak young children about depression and how it can impact people around them.
Venue: NYT Studios
Director: Sean Hollands
Movement Director/Assistant Director:
Designer: Laura Fontana
Composer: Felix Mackenzie-Barrow
Company Stage Manager: Vanessa Sutherland Deputy Stage Manager: Roni Neale
Fight Director: Bethan Clark of RC Annie Photos by Helen Murray
Cast: Joseph Payne, Patrick Riley, Hannah Farnhill, Katya Morrison, Cudjoe Asare, Emily Thane,
Sylvie Briggs, Tim Chapman, Emer Heatley,
Bryher Flanders, Katherine Humphrey
My 2017 production of DNA with the National Youth Theatre. This production was staged at the NYT Studios on Holloway Road.
DNA is a moral tug of war between actions and their consequences. A group of teenagers try to bury a dark secret in the forest. The group needs someone to take charge, but who can they trust?
What made this production particularly special was that the room had no lighting or sound equipment. Therefore all the music was performed live, and all the lots were handled remotely by the actors.
Memories of Now
Director: Sean Hollands
Producer and Content Creator: Ben Carlin of Epihpany VR
Partnership with Theatre Deli, O2 Think Big and
Sheffield Age UK
Venue: Theatre Deli The Moor
Memories of Now was a community based VR project in Sheffield. Aimed at telling the stories of locals who had lived in Sheffield for most or all of their lives. Through a series of workshops and interviews with people over the age of 60, we shaped and developed stories for their past.
The workshops focussed on approaches to storytelling. For many participants it enabled them to tell stories of Sheffield that they had forgotten.
These stories were then recorded and a 360 video was made to accompany each one. After the experience, the audience member was given a letter from the person whose story they had just listened to. The audience member than had the opportunity to write them a reply.
This was my first version of Dennis Kelly’s DNA. Produced with the NYT REP company I directed this production at the Ambassador’s Theatre, London. Pictured is Joe Pierson and Catrin Walker-Booth. Photo by Helen Murray.
2.8 Hours Later: RUiN
In the cities of Gateshead and Birmingham I directed a live zombie chase game with theatre and events company Slingshot Effect. The games took place in multiple site specific locations round cities, and unfolded a story as you raced for escape. The story was by Sophie Alicia and pictured is The Zomboss!
I assisted Adrian Jackson and the Cardboard Citizens on a small pop-up performance which took place on sites around Chelsea and Kensington. The short piece was about a homeless man who was asked to move but refused to. No one in the surrounding area knew a performance was about to happen. Check out more work from this company here: cardboardcitizens.org.uk