Training and Previous Work

Liz trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and also with Dario Fo, Agosto Boal, Monique Pagneaux and actors from the Grotowski Theatre Laboratory.

Before training at the Bristol Old Vic she worked as the community outreach worker at the newly formed Wells Arts Centre (now Maltings Arts Centre) in North Norfolk.  She organised exhibitions, playschemes and large scale community performances as well as tearing tickets and designing publicity and working in a local theatre company as a performer.

Her love of community engagement has continued to influence her work and she has directed a series of large scale site inspired inter-generational performances in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire near to her home funded by the Arts Council and Lottery Heritage.  She wrote and directed for the Young National Trust Company, an in house TIE company run by the National Trust and then for 17 years created devised shows with a company of performers with learning disabilities and/or physical challenges as part of Reach Inclusive Arts in Swinon.   As that work developed she found Forum Theatre to be a particularly engaging way to work with the company since it created such a strong relationship between the performers and the audiences and was a fresh way to work with issue based shows at the time.

She has performed in reps around the country and in small scale touring companies.

In her work as a writer and performer her main theatre mentor has been the rigorous and brilliantly adventurous director and dramaturg Annie Castledine.