Inspired by the colours of the rainbow and associated emotions, ‘Under the Rainbow’ examines the human condition and the world we exist in through the lens of synesthesia.
“She is a colour, committed to the graveyard of my great loves.
Like a swelling fruit.
Ripe. Sweet. Overflowing with what once was.”
‘Poppies’ explores the psyche of a woman traumatised by the loss of her childhood friend. Estranged by their differing perceptions, The Speaker and The Listener struggle to reconcile with their past and understand the truth of their actions. ‘Poppies’ combines film projection and performative poetry to create mixed media theatre production.
Lillian is an actor, choreographer and director based in Leeds. She previously featured in our monologue series ‘Elements’ (2020), as the narrator of ‘Fire’. Her credits with the Nottingham New Theatre include acting roles in ‘Still Alice’ (2019), ‘Stags and Hens’ (2019), ‘Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?’ (2018), ‘DNA’ (2019) in collaboration with Lakeside Arts, and ‘The Devil You Know’ (2018) for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Additionally Lillian co-directed ‘Grant Meets Death’ (2018) and ‘Eve and Adam’ (2019) and has choreographed a number of projects, including ‘Edward II’ (2019).
Tara is the Artistic Director of our company and was the writer and director on ‘Elements’ (2020) and ‘Mercutio’s Romeo & Juliet’ (2021). Tara has written and directed several productions for the Nottingham New Theatre, including ‘Eve and Adam’ (2019) and ‘Pilgrimage’ (2020). She has also written several short films with the Nottingham New Theatre, including ‘I think He was called Rosalind’ (2020), ‘faces.’ (2020) and ‘SPRING + AWAKENING’ (2020). Tara is the current Company Technical Director for the Nottingham New Theatre and is studying an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham.