WHO WE ARE
Talking Stock’s philosophy is to produce ‘compelling theatre with a
loving heart and a loud voice’. The company was formed in Spring 2013 by
Halifax actor, director and playwright, Alan Stockdill and
writer/editor, actress and producer, Catherine Pasek.
Alan’s first play, NO HELL had just been performed that January at
Halifax's Victoria Theatre and the positive response prompted Alan to
carry on writing and see where his new ideas would take him.
The result was a production of two tense and poignant new one-act plays,
DEATHWATCH and THE LAST MEMORY which premiered at the Viaduct Theatre as
part of the 2013 Halifax Festival. They then went on tour to other
festivals and venues, winning awards and raising more than £1,200 for
Alzheimer’s and dementia charities.
Since that time the company has toured many more plays and raised
almost £22,000 for various charities and causes.
Talking Stock plays and performances have won a raft of festival awards
from the Buxton Festival Fringe, the Partington One Act Play Festival,
the Woodbridge Drama Festival and the Greater Manchester Festival