Small Things Theatre and Butcher & Dee
Small Things Theatre champions new writing and emerging artists. They have produced sell out Edinburgh 2015 show The Stolen Inches (★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★ Broadway Baby, ★★★★ A Younger Theatre), No Place For A Woman at Theatre 503 (★★★★★ StageTalkUK, ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★ The Upcoming) and most recently A Gym Thing at The Pleasance, Edinburgh 2017 (★★★★ The Scotsman). Most of their work begins life as a short segment at A Night Of Small Things a variety night nurturing the best new poetry, comedy, theatre and music, which will also be making an appearance at VAULT Festival 2018.
Jessica Butcher – Co-writer/Producer for Dee and Butcher
This is Jessica’s debut play. She is an actress best known for her role in solo show Where do Little Birds Go? Edinburgh and VAULT Festival 2015.
‘A triumph’ ★★★★ THE TIMES
‘Heartbreaking’ ★★★★ DAILY MAIL
‘Warm, evocative, and intelligent’ ★★★★ THE STAGE
Sacha Voit – Co-writer
Tanya Loretta Dee – Willow/Playwright/Producer for Dee and Butcher
Tanya Loretta Dee is an actress who was raised in Birmingham and now lives in London. She is also a writer and spoken word poet. Some of her previous work includes playing Tanya Harvey in Law and Order UK (ITV), The Bill (ITV) and In the Line of Beauty (BBC1), as well as various commercials for ITV and Sky T.V. She also played main character Olivia in Meshack Enahoro feature film Vehemence. Tanya has just finished a successful month run at Edinburgh Fringe in Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish poetry play, Offside, which also toured at many UK theatres early 2017 across the UK gaining 5* reviews for her performance as Emma Clarke. Tanya regularly performs poetry and various spoken word events in London, and was nominated for “Best Performance Poet” at Farrago Poetry Zoo awards; the longest running poetry awards ceremony in London.
Illona Linthwaite – Liz
Illona trained at Rose Bruford and left at a time when repertory theatre was thriving. In the ’80s and ’90s she formed her own company Mica to promote women in the theatre as performers, writers, directors and designers. During this time she also wrote and performed THE SPIRIT OF APHRA BEHN and commissioned Adrian Mitchell to write ANNA ON ANNA a play about the Edwardian poet Anna Wickham. With these two solo plays she travelled to Scotland, Japan, France, India and many places in America.
She has worked at the Arcola, Lyric (Hammersmith), Donmar Warehouse (RSC) Playhouse (West End), Southwark Playhouse, Young Vic, BAC, the Greenwich and National Theatres and most recently, The Old Red Lion.
When she is not acting she is lucky enough to work at Drama Studio London where she directs and teaches.
Philip Scott-Wallace – Producer for Small Things Theatre
Philip is a founding member of The Small Things Theatre Company. He has produced The Stolen Inches, No Place For A Woman and directed and co-produced A Gym Thing. He trained as an actor at LAMDA. Theatre credits include: ‘BASH’ by Neil LaBute (Trafalgar Studios), ‘The Ring Cycle’ and ‘Oedipus’ (The Scoop), ‘The London Cuckolds’ (The Pleasance Islington), ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (GB Theatre). TV and Film includes: ‘Downton Abbey’ (ITV), ‘Paddy’ (London Short Film Festival) and ‘Ajintha’ (ICPPL, Indian Marahti Movie).
Cecily Boys – Dramaturg