Past Performances

Many Directions devise their performances over a period of time, rather than working straight from scripts, in order to make sure we are working at an understanding and capability that our performers feel comfortable and can excel in.

Sometimes we create performances using other professional artists – painters, filmmakers and musicians from all over the world.

We are proud to say that our history of performances have always been high quality, sometimes uncompromising, sometimes upsetting, always very funny.

“Hansel & Gretel” was also at the Queens Theatre and took the traditional fairy tale and used it to look at the idea of “becoming lost” both physically and psychologically, as an individual or as a society. It was one of only two projects in the South West to be supported by the prestigious BBC […]

“The Magic Toy Shop” was a Christmas production for primary school children in North Devon. When a kindly old Toymaker decides to make himself a present of a mechanical daughter to address his loneliness, he succeeds only to discover that she doesn’t have a real heart…Can the other magical toys in the shop come to […]

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was a version of this classic tale, set in the trenches of World War One. A bittersweet look at how love can become a battlefield, it was performed as part of the North Devon Fringe Theatre Festival on the main stage at the Queens Theatre Barnstaple.   “The show of the […]

“The Ballad of Boozo the Clown” used drama, dance & film to tell the tragic story of a failing Parisian clown who fights to stay away from alcohol and win back his girl through performing the highly dangerous “catching the bullet in his teeth trick”… It was in the Guardian’s Top Ten Theatre Productions of […]

“An Allegory of Love” used 8 large scale paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Peter Stiles of the North Devon coast as its set to tell the tale of a Saint who emerges from the sea & begins to change the life of those in the community that she enters… “There was so much to see […]

  This full length feature film followed the daring exploits of the worlds first ever team of super heroes with learning disabilities – The VP Team.   Escaping from the non too nice “Grimstone Maximum Security Hospital for the Mentally Retarded” the film follows our heroes Choice, Miss Independence, Miss Inclusion & the mysterious Captain […]