At Colour & Light Productions we are dedicated to guiding new writers and composers to create diverse and interesting new writing. We want to make a positive change to the theatrical industry, and impact the way that modern theatre is approached.
Colour & Light began when Dylan Wynford and I met some 7 years ago at Sixth Form. After completing training at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts, we have collaborated on a number of projects, ranging from the writing of musicals to producing our own shows. In 2017 Dylan's first musical Bright Young Things was work-shopped and performed at The Other Palace (Produced by Craig Nom Chong and Directed by Adam Lenson). In the summer of 2017 we continued work on their musical Catatonic Matt The Musical, which began its life in the summer of 2013 when we were just 17.
In 2018 we won the Stockwell Playhouse Bursary Prize For Writing for our production of my own play tube at the 34th One Act Festival. We went on to produce the Out Of The Shadows Festival with Theatre N16. We gave 12 writers the opportunity to develop a piece, have it directed by some of the UK's brightest young directors and performed by some of the best young actors the industry has to offer. The festival was a hugely important step for us as creatives; some of the pieces have continued on further, for example DMC by Amy Kitts has gone on to be performed at the Tristan Bates, and Exactly Different by Meg Pickup has inspired the creation of an all-female theatre collective, Exactly Different Theatre, who went on to perform Conversations With Ed at the Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham. They continue to create their own work today.
Since then we have been involved in a number of creative projects. Dylan has developed work as an actor and creative at theatres such as the Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Other Palace, whilst I have worked with companies such as Foliate Head Films on projects such as The Bee Eaters, a feature length coming of age drama set in rural Staffordshire. My relationship with Foliate is on-going, and we are currently working on a new film which begins shooting in April 2020. After winning the Stockwell Playhouse Bursary Prize for Writing in 2018 I have developed a strong relationship with the Stockwell and I am fortunate enough to be able to develop and create work with them, such as my own pieces tube and FUZZ.
I am a currently a Production Assistant at David Ball UK, who is mentoring me on producing at a professional level. I am also a Duty Manager at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, a space that is dedicated to giving opportunities to emerging companies and creatives to try their work in a fantastically diverse space.
We are always open to new creative ventures with people who share the same values as us; If you would like to create something with us, get in touch, or simply want someone to give their opinion on a project, you can always contact us.