Polly makes theatre and tells stories as a director, deviser, actor and traditional storyteller. She is also an experienced workshop leader and community arts practitioner.
Current and recent projects include: as theatre-maker, Leverhulme Arts Scholar, creating new work with the egg theatre, Bath; As performer, The Year of the Dog (commissioned by the Museum of East Asian Art); As arts practitioner, Stories for Change In Social Care (Cornerstone) ; As director, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family (National tour 2016/17, Adelaide Fringe 2018); As deviser, The Story Ceilidh (Regency Dance Events); As facilitator, Public Speaking as Performance (TORCH, The University of Oxford & Bath Spa University).
Polly has previously created work with Oxford Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Apples & Snakes and mac, Birmingham and has delivered storytelling and performance based training for The University of Cambridge. As a storyteller she has appeared for Wilderness, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Waterval International Storytelling Festival and Museums at Night. She was the MCS/Oxford Playhouse Resident Director 2014/15, a Birmingham Rep Foundry director 2013 and Young Storyteller of the Year 2011.
She has worked extensively in primary schools including a 3 year period as Resident Storyteller at Harborne Primary, Birmingham and has created participatory drama projects, artistic interventions and training programmes for a range of community groups including Walsall Libraries, All Saints Youth Centre and Telford Mind Well-being Centre.
She is particularly excited by creating new work for, and with, regional audiences.
For a full CV detailing Polly's directing, performance and facilitation work, please visit the Links page.