Recent Projects

March 3rd, notes from my little black book, and other ‘crazy’ ramblings of a Manic Depressive.

I’ve been crazy since I was 15 when I started self-harming and thinking about suicide. The doctor told me it was just depression. Aged 18 I blew my first instalment of my student loan and my life savings in 2 weeks – It was one hell of a party! Aged 20 I tried to kill myself by throwing myself off a cliff, but Ian McKellen and Judi Dench saved my life. I blame the Scream figure who was floating outside my 3rd floor bedroom window but that’s psychosis for you! A few weeks later I was partying as if nothing had happened – ask me about the ‘Dewi Measures’. Aged 30 I found myself on a train platform as my noise almost brushed the body of the incoming train – I have no idea how I got there. The doctors told me I was just Bipolar.

Throughout my illness I have always written. Poems, bits of plays, stories and more recently a diary of my ‘Crazy’ thoughts. March 3rd was the first story that I wrote that was inspired my first ‘big’ suicide attempt. My little black book is where I keep my private ‘crazy’ thoughts. My ‘crazy’ ramblings are everything else that I have written during 15 years of mental illness.

Performed uncensored, and as written during manic, depressive and psychotic phases “March 3rd, notes from my little black book and other ‘crazy’ ramblings of a manic depressive.” Aims to give the sane a glimpse of insanity - and the insane a voice.

Tea with Mamgu

The hugely successful “Tea with Mamgu” will be returning to the stage in 2014 for a much anticipated tour. Already showcased at the London Welsh Centre, the Billericay Arts Association and through a small scale tour of Wales, “Tea with Mamgu” has received rave reviews, and sell-out performances.

“I’m just waiting for my friends I am, they’ll be here in a minute”

As Jinny’s mind starts to wonder we catch a glimpse of her past and her present, trapped between memories of her youth and the knowledge that she has lost her grandson Dylan, or worse that she herself is lost. The production, cast using a mix of English and Welsh actors, explores what it might be like to suffer from Dementia both as a patient and as a carer.

Valentines

It’s the most idiotic. Most ironic. Most stupid, human quality you can have. That love is the thing that turns people from their homelands, their families; it threatens their lives. Makes the outcasts from their own people. Love. The greatest force we have. The thing that will mend us all in the end. – Stephen Fry BBC Two’s “Out There”

A devised work examining 100 years of LGBT world history focusing socio-cultural and socio-political factors such as the intolerance, acceptance, prejudice and inclusion of the LGBT community. We will examine the celebration of Valentine’s Day by LGBT people in these time and how the celebrations have changed, evolved and stayed the same as the LGBT community has become more accepted in some societies and persecuted in others.

Macbeth

Set against the rise of European Fascism and the Blitz, Tigz Theatre brings you this exciting all female production of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy.

With the threat of invasion and war raging all around, the people of Scotland must rally together to fight off the Norway’s forces. When the noble Macbeth wins the day and ends the war he encounters three strange women who proclaim him Thane of Cawdor and King thereafter.

As their prophecy unravels, the war that has just been won makes way for a tyrant’s dictatorship where no one is safe.