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.
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
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
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 &
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.