Alison Neighbour
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What I do:
Design, Scenography, Writing
A little more about me:
I grew up in Newport and moved to London to train as a designer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. I've been working as a designer for 11 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. Together we've made 7 productions, including Wales & England touring Lost in the Neuron Forest and accompanying interactive installation The Memory Store; a book made with and for South Wales based military wives; and numerous education projects with community groups and universities.

I'm currently exploring how scenography can be the start of a participatory process, and how it can support audiences taking an active role as co-builders of artistic experiences, and I was recently awarded a Developing Creative Practice grant for this research. I'm also a resident at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.

Always up for a chat about scenography, participation, community, and audiences!
Projects I’m working on:
The Girl With Incredibly Long Hair is touring Wales from April, which is really exciting after our previews in Blackwood & Cardiff last Easter.

Tumulus opens at the Soho Theatre in London in April.

And I'm developing several new scenography-led projects that work with responsive technologies to engage new audiences - Beacons is an interactive treasure hunt and light installation about our connection to the sea and to each other; Home is a ritual walk that responds to migration and the experience of having to leave your home and build a new life; and The Memory of Here is a transmedia project about climate change and saying goodbye to the planet.

I'm also trying to travel as much as possible and have several other projects bubbling away on sketchbook pages.
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Looking for a storyteller

Bread & Goose are looking for a storyteller based in/near Bridgend/Llantwit Major area, with a knowledge of local legends and tales from Dunraven Bay. We're running a family event on 24th March and would like a storyteller to run a paid one hour session in the morning. Please email if you're interested, and please feel free to share this post.



Posted on February 22, 2018 at 19:05

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 work for Dunraven Bay in south Wales, creating a journey…


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

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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 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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