Joint Artistic Director
Kelly is from Nottingham. She trained as an actor at The Arden, Manchester. Being a mother Kelly is a passionate advocate for providing opportunities for women in the industry who have children & want to maintain careers in theatre. Theatre credits include: Romeo & Juliet (The Redditch Palace Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Heartbreak Productions), An Inspector Calls (Manchester Actors Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chapterhouse Theatre Company),
You: The Player (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Be My Baby (The Lowry).
For RedBobble Theatre: To Walk In Your Shoes & The Box.
Film: Sightseers (Film 4).
Most recently Kelly has been part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, performing stories from local women which celebrate the vibrant LGBT community of Calderdale. This project was researched & directed by Eve Robertson.
Kelly is also an experienced workshop leader. Having worked for Salford Council she has created & delivered workshops for various groups in the community including Asylum Seekers & Refugees. She has also worked for MANACTCO delivering workshops for Primary & Secondary school children.
LOUISA MAY PARKER
Joint Artistic Director
Louisa-May is from Manchester. She trained as an actor & recently graduated from the MA course at Drama Centre London which included two months training at The Boris Schukin Theatre Institute, Moscow. She wrote RedBobble Theatre Company’s debut show ‘The Box’. Theatre credits include: The Iliad Live (Almeida Theatre), The Academy of Melancholy (Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge), Three Sisters (Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, Moscow), Electra (Imalis Theatre Epidaurus, Greece), A Good Day (Royal Northern College of Music),Desperate to be Doris (Library Theatre Company/Lipservice). For RedBobble Theatre: To Walk In Your Shoes & The Box. Film/TV: The Limehouse Golem (Number 9 Films) & Death Comes to Pemberley (BBC).
Louisa-May is also an experienced workshop leader. Working with companies such as MANACTCO, Collingwood Learning & Eyewitness Theatre she has created & delivered workshops for local community centres, the elderly, the homeless, youth offenders, primary & secondary school children as well as young adults. She is also a private acting tutor & has taught at Drama Centre London.
Resident Associate Director
Martha is from Newcastle. She trained as an actor at The Arden, Manchester & has been directing since 2009. Directing credits include: Betty (Fly in Your Soup Theatre for PUSH Festival, HOME), My Version of Events (The Arden School of Theatre), Bridging the Gap (Gap Theatre Project ), The C Project (The Lowry), JB Shorts (Real Life Theatre), New Script Night (Library Theatre Company) All The Bens (24:7 Theatre Festival, Library Theatre Company’s Re:Play Festival, Hull Truck Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, Bolton Octagon; Winner of the Manchester Theatre Award 2013 for Best Fringe), Exit Salford (24:7 Theatre Festival, Library Theatre Company’s Re:Play Festival).
For RedBobble Theatre: To Walk In Your Shoes.
Martha has also directed several rehearsed readings & script in hand performances of new writing in development. She is an experienced workshop leader for the community & has also led workshops for fellow directors.