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ABOUT US

Square Peg Productions is a small, not-for-profit theatre company based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Our speciality is the production of outdoor, site-specific promenade plays on the theme of 'Unsung Northern Heroines'. 2012 saw the successful touring of our sixth play in this series, The Chelsea Belladonna, on the life of 18th-century botanical illustrator Elizabeth Blackwell. The production toured to six gardens around Scotland (see Past Productions).

Our previous productions in the 'Unsung Northern Heroines' were:

  • Woven in the Fabric, on the lives of Martha Crossley and Lavena Saltonstall, performed at Square Chapel, Halifax and Halifax Minster, 2010;
  • A Pearl in the Sands, on the life of Margaret Fell, performed at Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, 2008;
  • Secretly Pleased, on the life of Alice Longstaff, performed at Land Farm Garden, Colden, 2007 and 2008;
  • An Eclipse of the Sun, on the life of Queen Anne Neville, performed at Middleham Castle, 2006;
  • An Owl in the Desert, on the life of Lady Anne Clifford, performed at Skipton and Brougham Castles, 2005 and 2006.


THE COMPANY FOUNDERS

Anna Carlisle

Writer, director and project manager
ANNA CARLISLE
All plays

Professional actress and project advisor
ALEXANDRA MATHIE
Performer in:
An Owl in the Desert
Secretly Pleased
A Pearl in the Sands

OUR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Amanda Dalton
Jo Bird
Mel Rix

OUR PERFORMERS
Professional actors

Robert Garrett

ROBERT GARRETT
An Owl in the Desert
An Eclipse of the Sun
Secretly Pleased
A Pearl in the Sands

Mike Hugo

MIKE HUGO
An Eclipse of the Sun

OLWEN MAY

OLWEN MAY
Woven in the Fabric

Irene Allen

IRENE ALLAN
The Chelsea Belladonna

 

WENDY SEAGER
Director The Chelsea Belladonna

JAMIE MATHESON
Costume Designer The Chelsea Belladonna

CAROL ANN CRAWFORD
Voice coach The Chelsea Belladonna

MURIEL ROMANES
Stellar Quines Theatre Company, collaborator The Chelsea Belladonna

 

RAYYAH McCAUL

RAYYAH McCAUL
An Eclipse of the Sun

SHENAGH GOVAN

SHENAGH GOVAN
Woven in the Fabric

EMMA KEARNEY

EMMA KEARNEY
Woven in the Fabric

Kenny Blyth

KENNY BLYTH
The Chelsea Belladonna

PAULINE LOCKHART An Afternoon with The Chelsea Belladonna

PAULINE LOCKHART
An Afternoon with The Chelsea Belladonna