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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Family

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Family

IdeasTap Underbelly Award Winner / national tour

Charlotte Sometimes

Charlotte Sometimes

Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse

Icarus Reforged

Icarus Reforged

For Rambling Heart

A Doll's House

A Doll's House

For MCS / Oxford Playhouse

Ajax

Ajax

For MCS / Oxford Playhouse

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

For MCS / Oxford Playhouse

The Girl in the Window

The Girl in the Window

Performed in a Birmingham New Street shop window.

The Stories that Shakespeare Knew

The Stories that Shakespeare Knew

A community production for the RSC Open Stages

Jorinda & Joringle

Jorinda & Joringle

For Spark Children's Arts Festival

The Faery Queen Workshop

The Faery Queen Workshop

Oxford Playhouse Learning

Storytelling Training

Storytelling Training

Walsall Asian Library Users Group

Young Storytellers Training

Young Storytellers Training

All Saints Youth Centre & The Traditional Arts Team

Public Speaking as Performance

Public Speaking as Performance

TORCH, Oxford

Participatory Drama Project with mental health service users

Participatory Drama Project with mental health service users

Telford Mind

MiXiT Stage Schools

MiXiT Stage Schools

The Great Olympic Story Journey

The Great Olympic Story Journey

Schools Workshop for Years 3 & 4

The Great Olympic Story Journey

The Great Olympic Story Journey

Schools Workshop for Years 3 & 4

The Great Olympic Story Journey

The Great Olympic Story Journey

Schools Workshop for Years 3 & 4

Tasting the Gingerbread Man

Tasting the Gingerbread Man

Sensory Schools Workshop for Nursery

Magic Carpet Storytelling

Magic Carpet Storytelling

Schools Workshop for Years 1 & 2

Polly's award-winning performance of Clever Manka at the national competition (2011)

Community & Education Portfolio.

 

Photos from Polly's previous community, education and facilitation projects including work at Telford Mind, Walsall Libraries, The University of Oxford and numerous primary schools.

TESTIMONIALS& Reviews

 

 

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY

 

 

 

THREE WEEKS

 

"Polly Tisdall's slick direction assists with the simplicity of the storytelling"

 

 

 

THEATRE FULLSTOP 

 

"Incredibly powerful"

 

 

 

A YOUNGER THEATRE

 

'A modern pilgramige...a complex, emotional ride."

 

 

 

THE STAGE

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT SEA STORY CEILIDH

 

"Polly told beautiful seaside tales...a memorable evening!"

 

Sarah Doherty, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

ICARUS REFORGED

 

"Mix of folk music, storytelling and theatre worked very well - lovely piece!"

 

"Lovely, charming show. Fantastic imagery, puppetry, music and audience involvement. An exciting and heartwarming experience!"

 

"Completely original and very funny"

 

"Intimate and inspiring performance"

 

"ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!"

 

"Totally transported by it"

 

Audience Feedback 

Telford Mind Participatory Drama Project

"I feel the whole programme you initiated was a resounding success - from its inception to the delivery of some fine drama scenes, which kept us all spellbound"

 

Dr Grahame Jones,

Chief Executive,

Telford Mind

On Participatory Drama Project with mental health service users.

 

Public Speaking Skills Training

"Fantastic day, thank you! I feel a lot happier with giving my presentation on Friday!"

 

Participant,

The University of Cambridge.

 

 

 

Directing Portfolio 

 

Curious Tales: Silverwing

Curious Tales: Silverwing

Leverhulme Arts Scholarship @ the egg theatre

Curious Tales: The Yellow Thunder Dragon

Curious Tales: The Yellow Thunder Dragon

Leverhulme Arts Scholarship @ the egg theatre

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DSC09293

ValleyFest

ValleyFest

Credit: Chris Beale

The Great Sea Story Ceilidh

The Great Sea Story Ceilidh

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Jungle Adventures

Jungle Adventures

For Bakehouse Factory

The Man in the Moone

The Man in the Moone

Utter Bearwood

Polly & Lao storyteller Siphai Thammavong tell The Magic Turtle (2017)

Performance Portfolio.

Young Storyteller of the Year 2011

The Laos Storytelling Exchange 

Production photos from Polly's performances at the egg theatre, Bath, the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, and in shopping centres and storytelling cafes.

Production photos from: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family, Charlotte Sometimes,  Icarus Reforged,  A Doll's House,  Ajax,  Jekyll & Hyde,  The Girl In The Window  & Jorinda & Joringle.