Helen Aldrich, London born and raised, ran away to Paris at the age of 18 where she was first exposed to the wonders of physical theatre. She trained at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and continued with La Compagnie Philippe Genty, Jonathan Kay, Odin Theatre. She dances Bharatnatyam and Capoeira and plays ukulele and accordion. Helen has since moved into wildest Devon: Dartington Hall where she set up Broken Spectacles and tries to grow vegetables.
Rosie Race, hails from Hull, trained in Choreography at Dartington College of Arts and now works as a freelance performer across the UK in immersive theatre and promenade performance with The Bakehouse Factory. For the past 10 years Rosie has been taking art and theatre workshops to children and adults in a variety of settings from schools to festivals, for disadvantaged community groups and arts professionals. Last year Rosie opened a ‘pop-up’ theatre in Totnes, The Loco Motive. Here she produced a season of theatre, hosting ten small scale touring companies from across the UK. She is currently part of the Abyss Theatre Co. and is producing for Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton’s brand new company, Foxhole Theatre, as well as working on the beginnings of her first solo show.
Sarah Strachan, studied fine art at Saint Martins, Exeter University and the National college of Art and Design in Dublin. She worked as a model-maker in London, for various companies such as The Science Museum on their exhibition development and at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in Camden, where she specialised in creature and puppet work for TV and films including Harry Potter.
After a career break to raise a family, she co-write and performed in 3 children’s shows where she made the sets, costumes and puppets. Sarah takes regular commissions for puppet work.
Susana Borderia, Nora Tinholt, Beth Combes, Will Benzies, The ClockWork Moth