Talespin is a company like no other. Taking classical theatre, debuting new writing, we aim to make theatre accessible and as exciting for everyone. All of our artists and team members are from diverse backgrounds, bringing new experiences to not only our audience, but to us as actors too.
In 2019 we made our GM Fringe debut, collaborating with Jordan Kennedy, a writer from Manchester. The GM Fringe is a tradition we hope to continue for years to come. The Play 'STAGES' was then picked up for a theatrical tour over National Grief Awareness Week in partnership with Good Grief Trust which played at Hope Street Theatre Liverpool and The Cockpit Theatre London and received a 5 Star review.
In 2018, we produced our play 'Somme Men' at The Kings Arms Salford, over the armistice weekend commemorating the 100 years since the end of the Great War. This play focused on the madness and travesty of WW1, as well as being a comment on current situations and mindsets that still continue today.
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Meet the Team
Marissa's background has been varied, from bringing characters into schools/ care homes & performing in theatre shows. Marissa received a Distinction Star in Performing Arts at St Mary’s College. She has directed and choreographed numerous shows including 'Cabaret', 'Cinderella' and a successful tour of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Marissa also Directed our 5 Star London Debut show 'STAGES' in 2019.
Keziah trained at The Arden School of Theatre and graduated in 2009 In Musical Theatre Studies. Keziah believes that new and upcoming artists as well as experienced artists' should be given equal opportunities within the industry and Directed our recent Theatre Show 'Somme Men' which was shown at 'The Kings Arms' 10th/11th November 2018.
Jordan is a writer, actor and musician based in Manchester. He graduated from the University of Cumbria with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2017 and whilst studying wrote, directed and produced his original musical. Jordan is currently collaborating with Marissa to write our next theatrical production.
Naomi Summer Chan
Founder and owner of Brush Stroke Order, a creative company whose aim is to bring the work of new writers & voices to the stage across the U.K. Her work with Talespin has been as a dramaturg, analysing work of playwrights who join Talespin. Her work ethic and Company name, Brush stoke order is inspired by her Chinese ethnicity and the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy which requires skill and years of dedication to perfect.
SMN photography, lead by Simon Barker has been up and running for 4 years with many years of experience prior. Whether it be Weddings, Parties, Family portraits, events or Modelling SMN do it all! We are very happy to have them aboard as Talespin Theatres official Photographer and we look for to many years of capturing marvelous theatrical moments with SMN!
Writer and actor, Parissa wrote our production 'Somme Men' which was shown at 'The Kings Arms' 10th/11th November 2018. Collaborating with Keziah’s idea to create a show based on the history of the Somme and the CLC, they then created a show rich in historic relevance.