ABOUT

‘Bleeding Edge’ refers to technology or concepts that are untested before mass production. The Bleeding Edge stage, which is before the ‘Cutting Edge’ stage, is categorised by machinery that is unreliable and is prone to errors. We explore these potential errors in technology and how these effect people and the broader society dominated by technology.

 

We initially formed from our third year Theatre Company module at the University of Lincoln. We are a collaborative devising company with a shared aim to create theatre that is current, exciting, and accessible. Our work is developed from the shared interest of how technology can have a certain effect on human relationships. We have our own specific artistic backgrounds in script-writing, movement, composing and storytelling that blends together to create original and contemporary theatre.

 

Our aim is to present as real as possible scenarios for the audience to provoke thoughts on what they consider to be ethical in regards to the advancement of artificial intelligence. Our scenarios are inspired by popular devices that are not regularly questioned or challenged on stage.

Experimenting with the artificial, and the real.

MEET THE TEAM

Marcus Regan – Artistic Director

Marcus graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First-Class Honours degree in Drama. He is currently studying his MA in Theatre at the University of Lincoln, where he recently finished his practice-based research exploring the aurality and ocularcentrism of robots in contemporary performance. Marcus is a Director-Writer and was the previous Co-Artistic Director of 1-2-1 Collective, who took their performance She Taught Me How to Breathe Again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 for a 15-day run at Zoo Southside Theatre. The Scotsman described his work as ‘refreshingly bold and experimental’. Marcus also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with the Lincoln Company performing Michael Pinchbeck’s Sit with Us for a Moment and Remember, he then performed in the short tour of this piece to the Pop-out Festival, Amplify Festival and the Lincoln Cathedral.

Felicity Donnelly – Co-Choreographer/Performer

Felicity graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First Class Honours degree in Drama. Felicity is a freelance actress who has worked for theatre companies such as Zest Theatre and The Lincoln Company and is an Associate Artist for Echo Echo Echo Theatre Company. She has recently finished a UK tour of The Boy who Wanted to Fly, with Rhubarb Theatre and is currently on national tour with Stand By Theatre Company in The Room at the Top of the House. She also appeared in a full run of two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 performing in Simon Steven’s Pornography and Echo Echo Echo’s Things We Find in the Dark.

Poppy Adamson – Co-Choreographer/Performer

 

Poppy graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First Class Honours degree in Drama. Poppy is a freelance actress trained in Physical Theatre, Irish Dancing, Tap, Jazz, Street Dance, Charleston, and Single Sword, Knife and Unarmed Stage Combat. She trained in Foundation Acting at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2014. Poppy also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with the Lincoln Company performing Michael Pinchbeck’s Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember at Zoo Charteris. Poppy recently toured nationally with Hambledon Productions as Marcia in Christmas With Steptoe and Son in 2018 and will be touring again in Autumn 2019. Poppy is also a performer and workshop leader for 2fast2soon’s production Jason’s Story 2017-2019 and I’m Sorry this year. 

Charlie Leeder – Marketing Manager/Performer

 

Charlie graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First Class Honours degree in Drama. After completing his PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste University, Charlie is now a Performing Arts teacher in London. Charlie performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with the Lincoln Company performing Michael Pinchbeck’s Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember at Zoo Charteris, he then performed in the short tour of this piece to the Pop-out Festival and Amplify Festival. 

Esther Morrell – Costume Designer/Performer

 

Esther graduated from the University of Lincoln with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Drama. Esther performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with the Lincoln Company performing Michael Pinchbeck’s Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember at Zoo Charteris.

Esther Morrell – Costume Designer/Performer

 

Esther graduated from the University of Lincoln with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Drama. Esther performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with the Lincoln Company performing Michael Pinchbeck’s Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember at Zoo Charteris.

Associate Performers for Inka

Sam Hall - Investor 

Sam Hall - Investor 

Jessica Hickey - Grace

Josh Lewis - Andrew