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about us

Paper Creatures Theatre is a new London-based theatre company exploring the simple, compelling and bold stories that hold up a mirror to the Millennial generation. 

It all started in a Travelodge, as all great theatre companies do! 

Two actors. On tour. Classic. 

Evenings after the show for these two actors would consist of mulling over life in their shared room whilst eating a 'Two for Tuesdays' Dominos Pizza, drinking draft beer from the Travelodge Bar followed by binge watching 'Friday Night Lights' on Netflix. 

Talk would often turn to the love of the characters in this show: 21st century, everyday, small town people where a Friday night football game was life or death. In true actor fashion, talk THEN turned to what makes good theatre!

There seemed to be a running theme,  new writing was always something that conversation would return to.

New Writing is becoming a vast growing revolution in the theatre world. Of course the classics will remain, hence why they are 'the classics'. But new stories need to be told! This was a shared view of our two actors.

Inspired by friends who have set up their own theatre companies as well as many venues across the U.K. who cater to new writing, this was something they wanted to be a part of!

The tour finished, but the ideas and discussions didn't. The Hoxton Hotel in Holborn served as the location for the first creative meeting for our two protagonists. Thoughts were shared and talks were had over glasses of The Hoxton house red.

'Why don't we set up our own New Writing Theatre company?'

And here they are....Paper Creatures Theatre! With a brand new play which will be performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre this August, as part of the Camden Fringe!  

Enough of the third person narrative! Although, we hope it did add to your experience. We would like to sign out with some words from our favourite TV series 'Friday Night Lights', which we as co-founders will swear to live by when creating our work.

'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.'

Jon and Nathan

Co- Artistic Directors

 

THE CREATURE PACK

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Matthew Turbett

Associate Producer

At the sweet age of 17, Matt accidentally fell into producing when he wanted to put on a play independently with his friends. Since, he has covered a range of theatre, including promenade shows at the St. Pancras Crypt, site specific physical theatre in pubs and most prominently, 'Rubber', an immersive show set and performed in a moving car! Currently on his plate is a 3-week run of 'Richard III' at the Barons Court Theatre!

Studying for a degree in Physics at University College London, he has taken a strong stance in the London student theatre scene and is currently the Festival Director of the London Student Drama Festival and the Inter-University Drama Festival. "But why a Physics degree?", many people may ask. "Well", he would reply, "I really like space". And that's about it on that one.  

Having worked at theatres such as the Finborough and the Bunker, Matt is excited to be working with Paper Creatures Theatre - they have a raw ambition that is shared by many, but successfully achieved by few.

Georgie Staight

Creative Associate

Georgie is a writer and director based in London. Starting out as a writer to distract from studying Philosophy at Bristol University, Georgie then turned to directing and completed an M.A. in Theatre Directing at Mountview. Here she found her passion for collaborating with writers on the development of new scripts, right from the kernel of an idea to opening night.

She is interested in drama which engages audience through strong characters and humour.  Technical and design elements also play a big part across her work. Georgie directed Paper Creatures debut production ‘Flood’. Georgie is Joint Artistic Director of Flux Theatre.