Wild Story Theatre is brand new theatre company set up by performer and theatre practitioner Elaine Hartley. Elaine has been working in the theatre professionally for 8 years and is co-founder of Flabbergast Theatre, who have been performing across the UK and internationally since 2010, with their award-winning comedy puppetry shows, starring clown duo Boris & Sergey.
After creating theatre with other companies for many years, mainly in London, Elaine has been inspired by her passion for nature and local history in Essex to create theatre in Essex that is relevant and exciting for local residents. Wild Story Theatre aims to bring communities together, connecting with local residents and community groups and producing stories and theatre experiences for people across Essex, celebrating our rich heritage and wild, wonderful countryside.
Wild Story Theatre will be using this residency to develop a new show, which tells the story of a young Brent Goose, as she travels 2500 miles on her journey from Siberia to Leigh-on-Sea and the adventures she encounters along the way. It is a heartwarming tale with music, puppetry, comic moments and a moral tale for all families to enjoy.