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Performing Company

Speakeasy regularly employ a network of locally based artists, all of whom share the company's core values, and many of whom have been working with us for a number of years. Click on any of the names below to find out more about some of the artists we have worked with recently.

Andrew McWilliam

Andrew trained as a director at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His directing credits include 'Krapp's Last Tape' and 'Us and Them' both at Bristol Old Vic. Andrew has worked for Speakeasy as a freelancer since 2001, working on a number of different projects, mostly with Act Up Youth Theatre creating and devising performances. Alongside this Andrew directs and facilitates projects for his own company Chorus Theatre including young people's drama projects and community theatre.

Christine Hood

Christine graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Drama in 2008, and has worked for companies including Speakeasy Theatre Company, Citizen 598 Theatre Company and Non Stop Cabaret Theatre Company with whom Christine toured nationally with a production of 'Faustus' nominated for Best Production at the Buxton Fringe Festival. Alongside acting and performance work, Christine has vast experience as a Drama Workshop Leader teaching ages ranging from 8-18 years old.

Luke Cooke

Luke has been involved in theatre since the age of 11 when he performed as Kurt in 'The Sound of Music' at the Haymarket Theatre. Here he also performed in 'Oliver' and 'The Rink'. He went on to train at the Midlands Academy for Drama and Dance. Luke's work has seen him involved in young people's projects as a Workshop Leader and Director. He also played Iofur Raknison in Curve Theatre's production of 'His Dark Materials'.

Miriam Keye

Miriam is a freelance exploratory dance artist, performer, facilitator, manager and qualified yoga teacher. Miriam is also Artistic Director of Strandlooper Dance and core member of the Midlands based Dance Improvisation Collective- Quick Shifts. Miriam began performing with Speakeasy in 2000 at The Haymarket Theatre in 'Everything Has Become Red' written & directed by Andy Reeves. After many more performances, Speakeasy and Strandlooper were commissioned to develop the collaborative dance-theatre extravaganza 'Peak Time at the Performance Cafe'. Miriam has also worked with Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company, Festive Road Street Theatre, Silver Swimmers, Bamboozle Theatre Company, Trestle Theatre Company, Anne Marie Culhane and Oogly Boogly.

Trina Haldar

Trina Haldar is a freelance Director and Theatre practitioner based in the East Midlands Trina has worked with companies and venues including Speakeasy Theatre, Curve Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Global Education Derby and a number of other organisations across the Midlands. Trina has directed many youth and community productions as well as professional theatre pieces. Recently Trina was Assistant Director on His Dark Materials at Curve Theatre, Leicester.