Alison Neighbour
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  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
Design, Scenography, Writing
A little more about me:
I grew up in south Wales, and I currently live in London, where I trained at RADA as a designer. I've been working as a designer for 6 years, on lots of varied projects across the UK. I particularly enjoy the collaboration that comes with devised work and new writing, and I love the adventure of site specific projects in unusual and challenging locations. I'm really interested in the journey and role of the audience during the performance, and I co-founded a collective called Bread & Goose to explore those interests further. I'd like to keep forming new collaborations, and having new theatrical adventures, and I'm especially keen to design for more work in Wales.

Last year Bread & Goose toured Lost in the Neuron Forest (developed with the Wales Millennium Centre and the Welcome Trust) to venues across England & Wales, accompanied by our interactive installation The Memory Store.

During 2015, I've designed This Room (BAC); Funny Peculiar (tour for Time Won't Wait); Ross & Rachel (Assembly, Edinburgh); Much Further Out Than You Thought (Underbelly Ideastap, Edinburgh); Brockwell Lido Fun Palace; Colour (Lambeth libraries tour); and Siege (Shoreditch Town Hall). I've also been on residencies in Prague for international design exhibition PQ, in Denmark, working with a group of international artists led by Annette Mees, and with Red Earth on Greenham Common.
Projects I’m working on:
I'm really excited that Bread & Goose have been awarded Waleslab support to develop our new show Return, which explores the impact of war on those left behind. We're working on Dunraven Beach to create a site specific performance that works with the elements as part of the scenography. We're also developing Siege, a companion piece that explores the experience of living in a city under siege, how we survive, what role ritual has to play, and why we have always been at war. Siege has been in R&D for the past year, and we hope to bring it to full production in 2016 at Shoreditch Town Hall.

I'm also trying to travel as much as possible and have several other projects bubbling away on sketchbook pages.
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Return: Military Wives, a windswept beach, and the Odyssey

Return is a new theatre piece which explores the experience of modern day military wives, linking to Penelope's experiences in Homer's Odyssey, and using this ancient text as a way in to up to date stories of waiting, longing, loving, and returning (or not). We are making the…


Posted on August 10, 2016 at 18:44

RETURN - a short film

Back in March, on a windswept beach in the Vale of Glamorgan, Bread & Goose began an adventure into a new project called Return. We wanted to explore Penelope's version of events in Homer's Odyssey, and to work in connection with the landscape and weather echoing her experiences of waiting and loss. Supported by Waleslab, we spent a week onsite exploring and developing ideas for the piece, and at the end of the week we hosted a little sharing. Here is a film of some of…


Posted on April 19, 2016 at 11:00

RETURN: A week on the beach

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 16:02 — 2 Comments

RETURN: Two days with the army. Part 1 of our Waleslab project.

Bread & Goose started our Waleslab project last week. We're making a new piece of site specific theatre called Return, which is about waiting for a loved one to return from war, and the moment of return itself. It's inspired by Homer's Odyssey, and we're interested…


Posted on February 17, 2016 at 21:12

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At 20:45 on July 5, 2013, John R. Wilkinson said…

Hi Alison

Thanks for the comment.  Small world.  Remember seeing the posters for Wuthering Heights at Walmgate, it's one of my favourite classics.  Yes, a chat would be lovely.  Have sent a friend request so we can talk more.  JRWx

At 17:32 on September 4, 2012, Ben Gwalchmai said…

Hey Alison,

Thanks for the comment.

I'm currently a little too busy to get involved with anything new but I may ask you about it again in 2013. I hope that's alright.

I'll see you on the Google Drive soon.


At 11:20 on February 17, 2012, Jen Thornton said…

Hi Alison, 

Welcome to the Community! It's great to see you here. 

Have a look around and get stuck in. A good place to start is by joining a group. I recommend checking out the Creatives Group (which is looked after by Matt Ball, one of our Creative Associates). 

You can also Write a Blog Post to update the community, or start a debate, and see what's on and add your own events in the What's On section

As usual it's best to just dive in, but if you have any questions do give me a shout. 



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