About 

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.

 

Polly also tells stories on line at The Life and Times of Little Things. More about her folk theatre company, Rambling Heart, can be found here.