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About Us

We are a Visual Folk Theatre ensemble creating female-led action adventure stories and exciting community events in Surrey and Cambridgeshire.

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Glimmer Theatre seek to unearth stories that haven't been told but that need to be heard. We want to smash open secret histories and rediscover people whose input into our country - and our culture - have been forgotten. 

 

We believe in “A Rich Theatre by Little Means”: that the power of theatre lies in the imagination of its audience. We want to tell epic stories with exuberant movement, beautiful lighting, engaging performers and big-hearted music.

 

Alongside our devised theatre projects, Glimmer Theatre has its fingers in lots of other pies. Held monthly, ’Patterned Ground’ provides a friendly environment for artists to perform new music and writing; The ‘Cabareilidh’ offers a biannual evening of wild ceilidh dancing fused with the best cabaret acts in London; and finally, we are currently pioneering our version of the traditional folk Singaround which focusses on encouraging young people to get involved in music through communal singing. 

Andrew Brock

Andrew Brock is an actor, director and designer who trained at E15 Acting school before studying English Literature at Cambridge university. His passion is for directing new work, collaborating with writers, musicians and actors. He was highly commended by the NSDF Edinburgh award for his work on a new play: Jestia and Raedon. With Glimmer Theatre, he devised and directed Babushka at the Edinburgh Fringe and Stuck at the Ugly Duck/East India Docks.

Sophie Crawford is an Actor Musician who trained with the National Youth Theatre and studied at Cambridge University. Credits include the Song Person in the West End production of War Horse and Translunar Paradise by Theatre AdInfinitum. 

Tamara Astor

Tamara Astor is an actor and cabaret performer who trained at École Philippe Gaulier. Recent credits include Romeo and Juliet/Twelfth Night with the Merely Players and Borderline with Psyche Delight.