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Past Production: 

Be. R&D

2020

“Masculine? Feminine? Why can’t we just… be?”

Stemming from the collective 'lived' experiences of everyone involved, ‘Be.’ intertwines an enchanting and provocative mix of dance, music and spoken word, to give a voice to those made restless by a society that judges and criticises.​

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A Socially distanced piece of socio-political performance art that draws upon music, dance and spoken word to explore femininity, masculinity and identity.

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Photography by Richard Kaby

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Douglas Murdoch
 
Co-Producer

Douglas Murdoch has produced 'Life, Still' (2019), 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (which he wrote), and will be producing a selection of Greedy Pig projects, due to launch this year.

Doug is also a marketing specialist, having previously worked at the Egg Theatre in Bath, and now working freelance. He studied at Bath Spa University, where he achieved an MA in Scriptwriting.

Lex Kaby

Director & Choreographer

Lex has has directed all of Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s productions to date, including ‘Life, Still’ (2019), ‘Close Your Eyes, I’m Filming’ (2020) and ‘The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret’ (2021). As well as this, she has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions.

Lex is currently studying an MA in Directing at Bath Spa University, and has recently finished Associate Directing 'The Wave' (2021) for Calf 2 Cow and Directing 'The Curse of the Sapphire Blade' for Black Dog Productions.

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LIAM GREEN
 
Actor

Liam Green is a trained actor with over 10 years of experience. They trained in Bath, where they obtained their BA in Drama. Focusing on Musical Theatre and puppetry Liam is a master of their creative craft and this is their first professional show post-covid! Their most notable works included 'Soldier 6421' in The Dolls of New Albion, 'Mortiz' in Spring Awakening, 'Princeton/Rod' in Avenue Q and 'Joseph' in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

 

Liam has an effervescent interest in this piece and is very invested in telling the story of lives and experiences in, out  and inbetween the gender spectrum and the set roles theu defy. Liam is delighted to work with Greedy Pig once again, this past couple of years knocked this project off its feet but much like its powerful story its come back swinging!

KIERAN HALL

Actor

Kieren is a queer, transgender performer. Alongside being a performer, Kieren is a Historian of modern and social history, specialising in Gender Studies, and this has helped inform ‘Be.’, by giving socio-historical context. Whilst involving himself in many amateur productions, including being a director and actor in Bath Spa University’s Musical Theatre Society, ‘Be.’ is Kieren’s first professional acting role.
 

ALICIA POLLARD

Actor

Alicia studied acting at Bath Spa University and graduated with a First Class honours degree. She co-founded Black Dog Productions with Tiff and Russell in 2017. Alicia alternates between acting, directing and stage managing. She also wrote her first play for the company in 2020 with the support of her team which debuted in October 2021. 

As well as acting for the stage, Alicia is also a professional voice actor as well as a VoiceOver coach for RichCraft. 

Acting credits include Clara in Films About Ghosts, Nancy in Howl (third stint), Multiple roles in Life, Still, Joanna in The Curse of the Sapphire Blade, Baby in Submission and Lily in The White Heart Inn. 

BILLY KID
 
Dancer

Billy is a world-renowned Asian-Canadian magician and performer, currently residing in Bath. 

 

Billy’s work as a magician can be seen on numerous television programs on such channels as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, the CW network, Syfy, CBC and Discovery Channel International. She also runs the weekly popular Krowd Keepers Magic Theatre in Bath, and has honed her craft as a live performer there.

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GABRIELLE FINNEGAN
 
Writer

Gabrielle is an actor, writer and director, with an aim to make work which gives a voice to those often forgotten. Gabrielle's credits include writing Be. for Greedy Pig, her first spoken-word play, which inspired her to create Cat and Her Whittington (a socialist-feminist retelling of the Dick Whittington story, all in rhyme), as part of Bath Spa's SparkFest, 2021. Additionally, she co-wrote series 2 of Mind Magicians with Toby Underwood, a podcast designed to inspire children to have fun being eco-friendly, and a poem called 'Flames', for Holly Jefferies Coven (SparkFest Digital, 2020), which has received airplay on various BBC Radio Uploads.

ALEX LATHAM 

Lighting Designer

Alex Latham is a London, Bath and Bristol-based theatre designer and technician whose specialities include scenic, lighting, sound and video design. Alex has designed for a broad range of classic and new writing, musicals, dance pieces and sight-specific work.

His portfolio includes work at the Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and with various fringe venues and touring companies in Bristol and the south west. Other work with Greedy Pig includes the company’s research and development performance of ‘Nhair’ by Conny Hancock and our upcoming production of ‘Be.’

JAMES MILLICHAP

Composer

James completed his Master's in composition after studying for his degree in Music at Bath Spa University. He now lives and works in Bath, participating in many of the choirs, including Noctis chamber choir, and the Bath Abbey choir. As well as singing, James works composing original soundtracks for a variety of genres and mediums.

MEGAN SMETHURST
 
Graphic Designer

Meg is a Graphic Designer with a passion for performing arts. She attended Bath Spa University where she studied on the Graphic Communication course. Alongside her studies, Meg was also a member of the Musical Theatre Society, where she met both Lex and Doug.