A theatremaker whose work centres on community, representation and comedy. Tommi co-hosts monthly variety performance night Sounds Queer, and is currently developing a one-woman musical about a trans Disney princess.
Meet the Locals
Our interviews with some of the creative folk who happily call Sheffield home. Get to know local artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, poets, and more.
A British-born Nigerian artistic director and founder of Utopia Theatre, working with those underrepresented in the arts and celebrating African culture. Here she talks about lighting the way for the theatre industry in these difficult times.
The playwright behind the Park Hill-set musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge talks about tackling big ideas through theatre, and finding honest human stories that an audience can connect with.
A theatre director driven by a desire to create social change, directing the first northern staging of My Name is Rachel Corrie.
Sheffield’s Forced Entertainment were once the "enfants terribles" of the avant-garde theatre scene. Now, after 30 years, they’re the elder statesman of contemporary performance.
Headed by creative director Dawn Walton, Eclipse is a company dedicated to bringing a more diverse audience into theatres and adding stories to the British canon.
Creators of forward-thinking, affecting and unforgettable theatre since 1995.
Madeline Shann is a theatre maker, choreographer and writer whose work meets anxiety and absurdity with a mixture of laughter and fury. Get to know Madeline ahead of her new solo show, Here's Looking at UKIP.
The writer, artist and artistic director has some amazing ideas on how to improve the city.