Along with long term colleague and friend Paul Hine, we created Made By Mortals – an organisation that addresses the health and societal concerns of our times through new music theatre created in collaboration with people with lived experience.
Made By Mortals’ brand of music theatre begins with the people who create it – ‘mere mortals’ with all their beautiful flaws. Through experimentation and imaginative play we create original narratives animated by music, drama and lived experience. Our work is rooted in working class experience and created in northern towns on the outskirts of big cities. Through creative collaborations with professional artists, participants with lived experience of the issues we are addressing, become extraordinary creatives, performers and real world provocateurs.
We aim to challenge preconceptions of what music theatre is and who it is for and we do this by taking it to audiences in care homes, schools, places of work, hospitals etc – venues where people can connect with our work and use it to bring about the changes they want to see.’
Click here to find out more about Made By Mortals.