Eleanor Webster (she/they) is a Welsh queer writer and theatre-maker living in Manchester. Her work is highly collaborative, and her training is grounded in devised work. Their work is often inspired by mythology, family and queer identity.
Alex is a London-based musical comic, comedy director & facilitator.
As a musical comic, he was a Brighton Comedy Award Finalist in 2021, So You Think You’re Funny Semi-Finalist in 2022, and he was a Sketch Off Semi-Finalist in 2023 in sketch double act ‘The Extra Virgins’. His comedy sketches on Instagram and TikTok have over 2.5 million views.
He also co-founded The Bean Spillers, an improvised comedy musical based on audience gossip, with whom he performs regularly around the UK.
He also works with numerous stand-ups, character comedians and clowns as a comedy director, (including fellow ArtsLab alumni Claire Parry and Andy Watts!), and recently directed his first comedy short film. He co-wrote and co-directed new multi-pathway musical ‘Runesical’, in partnership with beloved video game ‘Runescape,’ which had successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 and in Cambridge & London in 2023.
He is an Associate of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and workshop facilitator at the egg Theatre in Bath.
Max Percy is an award-winning theatre-maker and facilitator creating ambitious theatrical experiences, and a regular collaborator across various forms including dance, theatre, academia, technology and accessibility.
He is artist in residence at BOLD Theatre and Mediale. He trained at the London Russian Ballet School and East15 Acting School.
Claire Parry is an interdisciplinary theatre-maker/writer/performer/director/musician.
She trained in physical theatre at Jacques Lecoq. She has a particular penchant for clowning; accordingly she has two solo clown shows, Intolerable Side Effects and Boorish Trumpson, which will be going to Prague Fringe in October and Edinburgh Fringe 2021.
Claire is also working on an ensemble physical theatre piece called Cache Cache with Lecoq-trained company HOKA, which has a residency in Normandy in November and will be showing at Theatre 13 in Paris in March 2021. She also regularly directs for the outdoor multi-rolling, multi-instrumental Shakespeare company, Three Inch Fools.
Claire says: “I am (unsurprisingly) a huge fan of multidisciplinary work that has a strong physical element. When I write my hit clowning musical (which is a very real plan) you will probably notice I am also quite inspired by Stephen Sondheim.”