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Bethany Wells and Guy Jones

Bethany Wells and Guy Jones

EDGELAND is a new curatorial partnership between theatre director Guy Jones and designer Bethany Wells, rooted in our past work as a partnership as makers of new work for the theatre.

Their residency at Metal Southend is the first stage in creating a new site-specific work looking at the culture of cruises, inspired by the Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Edgeland is drawn to the shipping container backdrop, grey water, brass handrails, peeling white paint, life jackets in every cupboard, tickets through the post, Dress Codes and the prospect of a show every night.

Guy Jones Theatre director and dramaturg. Jones’ focus has been on working with playwrights on new pieces of theatre. He has worked with the RSC and the National Theatre, and is the Literary Associate of the Orange Tree, where he has developed and curated new plays for the theatre’s programme. Jones’ current directing projects include Mayfly at the Orange Tree and Busking It with HighTide and Shoreditch Town Hall.

Bethany Wells Trained in architecture, Bethany Wells is a performance designer working across dance, theatre and installation, with particular interest in site-specific and devised performance. Wells views design as a form of activism and is interested in exploring what can be achieved politically and socially by the collective live experience of performance. Recent work includes projects for Manchester International Festival, The Gate Theatre, Complicite, York Theatre Royal and Third Angel. She is an Associate Artist with Middle Child, Hull.