Who Are Yonder Cloud Theatre?
Put simply, we are a newly formed theatre company, based in Oxfordshire.
Though we created Yonder Cloud Theatre very recently, in the midst of the global pandemic, we have worked locally as actors and playwrights for over two decades. Working together, we aspire to be one of the leading small-scale theatre companies in the South East region for decades to come.
As we also strongly believe in the therapeutic value of drama, we are focused on collaborating with service providers and users in the social care, health and education sectors. It is our aim to produce innovative new drama which is inspired by popular, classical texts, yet equally informed by authentic, lived experiences.
While also acting as writers, directors and entertainers, we aim to regularly employ freelancers and actively support practitioners working with vulnerable people who lack access to mainstream theatre.
Building on our combined experience working with other local theatre companies and mental health care providers we will continue to educate and entertain through outreach programmes with health and social care service providers, while developing new approaches to online, site-specific and traditional theatre performances.
Writer and Producer
Jeremy Allen is a producer, playwright and actor. He has worked extensively with UnderConstruction Theatre and his resume includes While They’re Away (UnderConstruction, Museum of Oxford), Perfect (SatMatCo, Oxford Old Fire Station). In 2020 he was part of The Theatre, Chipping Norton’s Speak As One project.
Writer and Director
Lee Woodward is a writer, actor and director, who specialises in devised and site-specific theatre. His work includes Txtlife (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Mapping Wonderland (UnderConstruction, Oxford City Centre) and he recently contributed to 6FootStories’ storytelling project, The Decameron Revisited.
Marketing and Evaluation Consultant
Jonathan is a freelance arts consultant and researcher, and theatre reviewer for Newbury Weekly News. He is also the only person to have reviewed all formative shows created for Zoom transmission.
We aim to make our theatre accessible to people who would rarely be able to experience live theatre through conceptual innovation and use of new technology.
We aim to produce powerful, authentic drama by working alongside specialist organisations and developing theatre in collaboration with service users based on their own lived experiences.
We will seek inspiration from the theatre of the past in order to produce new and exciting reinterpretations of familiar characters and stories.