“Get your glitter, it's time to go....”
When Seamus came out as bi, he thought he’d finally worked everything out. But when he starts experimenting with makeup and falling in love, he finds himself propelled into a messy journey of discovery about what it means to be a man who sometimes wants to be both masculine and pretty. With a heart-warming core, and a soundtrack of pop anthems, Peacock is an uplifting, hilarious and authentic look at the taboo surrounding men wearing makeup.
2023 Tour Dates
10th Feb 2023 - The Riverfront, Newport
11th Feb 2023 - The Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud
14-16th Feb 2023 - The Alma Tavern, Bristol
17th-18th Feb 2023 - The Rondo Theatre, Bath
22nd Feb 2023 - Old Fire Station, Oxford
Photography by Douglas Murdoch
Writer & Marketing Manager
Douglas Murdoch is a writer, producer and one of the co-founders of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. Within this role, he has co-produced all of Greedy Pig's projects to date, and wrote 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (2020) and 'The Fish Cage' (2021), alongside co-writing 'The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret' (2022). He studied an MA in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University, which fueled his passion for telling LGBTQ+ stories within his writing, penning 'Purely Platonic', a queer comedy for Sparkfest 2019. 'Peacock' has stemmed from Doug's own experiences of wearing makeup as a man.
Doug is also a marketing specialist, having previously worked at the Egg Theatre in Bath, and now working freelance. He also does guest teaching/lecturing on scriptwriting, having recently worked with Somerset Youth Theatre and Bath Spa University.
Lex Kaby (she/her) is an early career freelance Director, Theatre-Maker and Intimacy Director based in the South West UK. Lex is the current Intern Director at The Rondo Theatre, Bath. She works as the Director, Facilitator and Intimacy Director for Greedy Pig Theatre Company Ltd and has directed all of the company’s productions and projects to date. As well as this, Lex has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions. Lex is currently working towards certification with IDC Processionals NYC. Recent directing credits include: Youth’s The Season - Tobacco Factory Theatre (Intimacy Director), 5 Children and It - The Egg Theatre Royal Bath (Assistant Director), The Father, The Son & The Unholy F**kboys - His Terectomy (Director), Be. - Greedy Pig Theatre Company (Director).
Holly Jefferies is a freelance creative producer, project administrator and theatre-maker, based in the South West. As a part-time MA student in Creative Producing she is also an associate producer for Bath Spa Productions. Holly has experience fulfilling arts administration roles for the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath and for Wise Children’s The School for Wise Children summer programme. Recent creative projects include Coven at SparkFest Digital 2020, Polly Teale’s ‘Jane Eyre’ at Bath Spa University Theatre, and Gabrielle Finnegan's ‘Cat and her Whittington’. Holly joined the Greedy Pig team in 2021, after creative producing 'The Fish Cage', and has since creative produced 'Be.' and now 'Peacock.'.
With a passion for the transformative power of the arts Holly enjoys making work that experiments with form to talk about real world issues.
Having been born in Bath, Ben is very excited to work with Greedy Pig Theatre Company in his home city.
Ben studied Acting at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduating in 2021. Ben's previous credits include Malcolm in 'Macbeth', Sir Henry Baskerville in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and Edward in 'Skylight' among others.
Kofi trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Theatre credits include: Grimm Tales for Fragile Minds and Broken People, Duchess of Malfi, Romeo and Juliet, Keeping Up with Kassandra (Creation Theatre - Digital); The Wiz (Hope Mill Theatre); Say Yes to Tess (Leeds Playhouse); Road (Oldham Coliseum); The Tale of the Beauty and the Tail of the Beast (Creation Theatre).
Television credits include: The National Lottery’s Big Night at the Musicals (BBC).
Other credits include: Jockstrap R&D (The Production Exchange), Peacock (Greedy Pig Theatre Company)
Alex works professionally in theatre as an actor, director, facilitator, drag king and choreographer. She brings a unique energy and openness to devising process and loves investigating the building blocks of theatre making. Directors shes previously worked with have labelled her as a ‘joyful, comedic, detailed story teller and fantastic dancer’.
Acting credits include: Christmas Trolls- The Little Things Theatre, Annette Curtains big Christmas blowout drag cabaret - Tom Marshman, The Father, The Son and the Unholy F**kboys- His Productions, Babble- Flibbertigibbet theatre, The predicament of Jackson Scott- Black Hound Productions, Stand up and boogie- Theatre Alibi, The place at the bridge- Helena Middleton. Directing credits include: Hamelin- Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School , Ernie’s Journey- clementine’s live arts
Toby is a Wiltshire based actor. He has previously trained with Bath Theatre Academy. In February of 2022, he played the role of Billy in ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ by Edward Albee with Bristol based theatre-company the Kelvin Players.
Toby was involved in the 'Peacock' R&D in 2022, and the show will be Toby’s professional stage debut.
Actor/Deviser, Peacock R&D (2022)
Sahan is a London-based actor and has performed in a variety of roles in theatre and film. In 2021, he performed in 4 films, which are soon-to-be released on Amazon Prime and other major streaming platforms. Furthermore, they have received multiple awards including the Best Film and Best Actor in the festivals they have been showcased in.
Sahan was involved in the initial Research and Development process for 'Peacock', playing and developing the character of 'Steve'.
Cara is a Welsh freelance Lighting Designer and Technical Stage Manager. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) where she studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre. Cara is committed to making innovative, accessible, and sustainable productions and is passionate about new writing and unconventional theatre. Cara was also one of The Association of Lighting Designers' 20:20 Lumières.
Her theatre credits include- Lighting Designer: Queerway (Leeway Productions), Lighting Designer: The Trial of Elgan Jones (Theatr Na Nóg), Lighting Designer: Bhekizizwe (Opera Ddraig), Lighting Designer and Technical Manager: Ballet Central 2022 Tour (Ballet Central), Lighting Designer: Shirley Valentine (Theatr Na Nóg), Lighting Designer: Barnardo's Kidsmas Live 2021, Lighting Designer: The Tiger Face Show (The Riverfront Theatre), Lighting Designer: The Fish Cage (Greedy Pig Theatre Co), Lighting Designer: Rocket Launch Blaenavon (Tin Shed Theatre Co).
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.’
Alicia has worked as an actor, director and stage manager since graduating from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in acting in 2016. She also co-founded Black Dog Productions, a theatre company focused on producing new writing based in the Southwest. Alicia’s stage management credits include Howl (2017), Orphan (2018/19), There’s Nothing There (2020).
Assistant Director & Understudy
Rhys is an actor and director who is in his final year of training at Bath Spa University. Rhys has also trained at the National Youth Theatre and is going to be performing at Bath’s Ustinov Theatre in “The Glove Thief” by Beth Flintoff in March 2023.
“Peacock” will be Rhys’s professional debut, as assistant director and understudy.
Reagan Spinks graduated from Bath Spa with a BA in Drama. Since then he has directed and assisted-directed in several shows including 'The Trail of The Shell 7' and 'Club Supreme'. Reagan's interest lies in creating inclusive pieces that resonate with audiences from all backgrounds and hopes that one-day theatre will be accessible to all.
In the early stages of Peacock, Reagan helped with assistant directing and is now excited for the public to see this wonderful and inspiring show.
Megan studied at the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University where she achieved a BA in Graphic Communication. She has previously enjoyed designing the posters for the majority of the Greedy Pig past projects! Meg also has her very own art shop on Etsy where she sells and commissions her designs and illustrations, check out @mgs_designn if you’re interested - she also takes commissions!
HUMEN is leading a movement to improve and maintain men's mental health through campaigning and The HUMEN Space. Anonymous, preventative and non-clinical spaces for men to talk, listen and connect on a regular basis. 75% of all UK suicides are male. The right to talk should never be a privilege.
Greedy Pig have partnered with HUMEN to ensure that we're telling stories surrounding masculinity. We've been raising money for them throughout the process, and there will be opportunities to do so at the show.