Core Team:

Joe Hancock

Joe is a Director, Performer and Project Manager. He studied Theatre and Directing at Glasgow University and RADA before setting up Boundless Theatre Co, and touring educational theatre productions throughout Britian, Europe and New Zealand. He has run workshops with children, adults with learning difficulties and weather forecasters. He has played Iago in a kilt, the mandolin in a howling gale, and a rabbit on stilts.
He has worked with The European Theatre Company, Quantum Theatre for Science, Manchester University, The University of Mikkeli in Finland, The New Zealand Ballet, The New Zealand International Arts Festival, Les Arts Sauts and Willdworks.

Alexander Warn

Alexander is a Performer and Writer. Studied Drama and Writing at Edge Hill University before teaching at the ‘Young Company’ and ‘People’s Company’ for Theatre Royal Plymouth. Toured ‘House of No Return’ with Oddbodies in 2006.
Assistant stage managed and performed for Wildworks’ ‘The Beautiful Journey’. Appeared in the Burn the Curtain’s debut ‘Henry’s Quest’ 2008, then as The Dormouse in ‘Alice at Antony’ in 2010. Played Professor Branestawm in ‘The Adventure’s of Uncle Lubin’, when not in a Bag Bird or Dragon Fish. Also appeared in Oddbodies award winning short film ‘Mrs Lustleigh’s Fancies’ (2010) and ‘The Nature of Angrove’ (2011).

Meier Williams

Meier is an artist and costume designer. She has gained recognition in community based art projects, schools and theatre companies e.g. National Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Bath Theatre , Barbican Theatre and Wildworks on ‘The Beautiful Journey’ and ‘Enchanted Palace’. She also encourages young people to gain valuable working experience with children, theatre and the arts.


Don Quixote cast biog:

Matt Lawrenson

Matt Lawrenson is a theatre maker and actor. He has toured physical and cabaret theatre performances with ‘The Medicine show’ and teaches drama locally. His most recent role has been as artistic director of ‘Eccentric Exeter’ (comedy history tour) which is due to be performed again this year. After years of being fascinated by promande performance possibilities Matthew Lawrenson has happily joined ‘Burn the Curtain’. This cycling collaboration has stepped things up a gear and realigned him to become the bike obsessed Duke of a distant quixotic kingdom.

Becca Savory

Becca was raised on a diet of Kneehigh Theatre and the Notting Hill Carnival, and has been in love with outdoor performance ever since.  She studied physical theatre and devising at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts, 2005-07), and has worked on numerous site-responsive and interactive productions, including Hotel Medea and Lament for Medea with Zecora Ura & PJM in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the UK. Becca moved to the South-West in 2010, where she works as a performer, deviser and drama facilitator.  She began collaborating with Burn the Curtain in 2011, co-founding the Exeter Performers Playground, and is co-founder and performer with Exeter-based Inventmore Theatre.

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