Daniel Pollendine is the artistic director of Bigintent Theatre Company:
Daniel trained in Human Movement Studies at St Mary’s, Strawberry Hill before becoming a teacher in R.E. and P.S.E. Daniel was head of dept. at Lampton School in Hounslow for 6 years, also acting as chair for the teachers group on SACRE, where he became committed to Multicultural Education. Daniel has also taught Drama at Madeley Court School, Telford where he ran the South Shropshire Youth Theatre. He went on to study Mime in London and worked in the U.K. and Europe within Physical Theatre. Daniel has also worked on projects with Seagull Theatre New Horizons over the past 20 years as Musical Director/Choreographer and an Actor.
Sian Murray is the artistic director of Seagull New Horizons and associate director with Bigintent.
Sian is a gifted Actor/Jazz singer and percussionst that has worked or many years as a writer, director and practitioner in theatre in Education. As Co director of Seagull Theatre of the Gorge she mounted over 42 productions and pioneered work that involved large scale child casts, working with professional actors. Sian has written and directed numerous independant projects, exampes including; Yorkshire Education Authority, Norwich Theatre Royal, Telford and Wrekin Council and in 2007 joined up with Bigintent as an actor and technical director for the Free For All Tour. She is currently writing a play for the Ludlow Arts Festival on the life of Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of the Save the Children Fund.
Pupils from Macauley School, Clapham.
Daniel started Bigintent Theatre as a touring Company in 2003 and also opened a theatre school for young people in Whitton, West London. In 2007 he was commissioned by the Church Mission Society to write and direct a play for the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. The tour involved thousands of young people all over Britain and culminated in Freetown Sierra Leone. Daniel is now based as the artist in residence at Artisans Community Theatre in Brixton, London
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