The latest inteview in our ‘Interesting and Inspiring’ series is with Nancy Hirst. Nancy is the founder of Icon Theatre, a company producing innovative physical and visual theatre. She’s got a new production, Release, about ex-offenders, going to Edinburgh in August. Fusing a high energy performance style, mixed media and an original new score, the play explores why two thirds of UK prisoners re-offend within two years.
She set up Icon Theatre in her mid-twenties, frustrated at the compromises you have to make when working for others, and to make shows ‘the best I could’. Initially based in Hackney, she moved the company to Medway in 2009, as ‘it seemed like a good fit. I think Medway’s really fascinating, I find it very comfortable here.’
You can watch Nancy’s interview in full on YouTube.