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Compelling theatre with a loving heart and a loud voice!

 

 

WHO WE ARE
 
TALKING STOCK PRODUCTIONS was formed in 2013 by Alan Stockdill and Catherine Pasek with the mission of producing compelling theatre with a loving heart and a loud voice.

Since then we’ve written and toured many productions which have had consistently good reviews. We like to describe ourselves as a ‘philanthropic theatre company’ due to our keen social conscience and continuing commitment to raise funds for local branches of charities close to our hearts and plays.

Over the past six years we’ve raised almost £27,000, benefiting Alzheimer’s Society, Childline, NSPCC, Overgate Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Dementia UK, The Royal British Legion, Age UK, Bradford Cathedral Artspace, Manorlands Hospice. Ravenscliffe High School, Sporting Memories Network, St John’s Hospice, Dogs for Good, Wolds Valley Churches and Bloodwise. We’ve helped fund Memory Cafés in West Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and Dementia Friends groups in Ilkley, Bingley, Keighley, Idle (Bradford) and Hebden Bridge.

We’ve also won awards at drama Festivals and Fringes for writing, acting and production.

More recently, we’ve been employed by the NHS Leadership Academy and various NHS trusts to perform our powerful dementia play, The Last Memory, as a training and awareness-raising exercise for clinical, care and office staff and chief executives. We’ve also done similar work for the Leeds Health & Wellbeing Board.

THE TALKING STOCK TEAM

Alan Stockdill is an actor, director and published playwright. He has written nine plays, all of which have enjoyed successful Talking Stock tours. Alan won the coveted ‘Best New Writing’ award at the Greater Manchester Fringe in 2015 with his play Le Grand Return. His plays have been performed by a number of different companies in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France.

Catherine Pasek is a writer/editor, actress and producer. She studied drama at the University of London’s Goldsmiths’ College in the early 1980s and has played a wide range of characters on stage since. One of her most challenging roles was baring all to play the infamous Mrs Robinson in The Graduate - but nothing has been as satisfying as playing Lynne in The Last Memory, a role which was inspired by the complex tapestry of her personal life helping to care for her father who had Alzheimer’s.

 


 

Compelling theatre with a loving heart and a loud voice!

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