Elise Davison
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What I do:
I am a freelance Director and Co- Artistic DIrector of Taking Flight Theatre. Also a devoted Mummy.
A little more about me:
I am also an Associate Director at Trinity St Davids University of Wales. I was the emerging Director on Love Steals us from Loneliness.
Specialise in Physical Theatre and Site Specific/Outdoor Theatre
Projects I’m working on:
Real Human Being - Disability Wales/Taking Flight Theatre
A Midsummer Nights Dream - Taking Flight Theatre Summer 2013

Few more irons in the fire = watch this spac
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Casting - You've got Dragons - UK tour

Taking Flight Theatre Company are seeking a female actor to play the role of Ben in their UK tour of 'You've Got Dragons' based on the book by Kathryn Cave.  The production features a cast of D/deaf and hearing actors and is a family production  which gently explores the issues of mental well-being in young children. It features live music, integrated British Sign Language, live audio description and creative captions.

We are looking for an actor to play a young girl who is trying to…


Posted on February 17, 2019 at 9:30

Who let you in here? Taking Flight Theatre Company present a clowning residency with John Wright

Who let you in here?

Clowning is empowering. Contrary to popular opinion, Clowning isn't about finding a character and it isn't about wit or cleverness either, being a clown is the direct opposite of being a stand up comedian. Clowning was originally a form of street  entertainment. 

Clowning is about playfulness. In fact clowning is the key to playfulness because clowning is about being laughed at. It’s the art of exploiting your own stupidity…


Posted on November 1, 2016 at 12:04

Taking Flight Theatre - casting call for Autumn Tour 2015 - Real Human Being by Matthew Bulgo

Award winning Cardiff based theatre company Taking Flight Theatre are casting for  the 2015 Autumn tour of Real Human Being  by Matthew Bulgo 


This production tours  to schools across Wales and is about the issues surrounding Disability Hate Crime.


Casting Breakdown:


Rhys – Male playing age 17, Welsh,  College student who is a self confessed ‘regular’ guy who wants to do the right thing but finds himself caught in an impossible…


Posted on January 18, 2015 at 1:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at Gnoll Park

Well - we are open.  Working in an open country park is so fantastic as there is so much passing 'trade' people who may never have considered watching a Shakepeare have found themselves captivated by the rehearsals and performances and joined the audience on their journey.  Hearing people saying 'life should have more of this' is possibly one of the loveliest things I have heard as a director.  Hearing the giggles of small children as they race the cast to the next location and the belly…


Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:23

Filth, Farts and Laughter with A MIdsummer Night's Dream

Today has been a day of Filth, farts, kisses and a lot of laughter.  Great performances are starting to emerge, the design is looking lovely and the music is coming on a treat, Tomorrow we move outside ( surely it can't be as cold as De Gabay?!)  with a double duvet, coconut bra and some space hoppers...so much fun to be had.

Tour dates on www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk spread the word...it'll be a romp!

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 11:16

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At 2:16 on September 27, 2012, carmen medway-stephens said…

Thanks Elise and Beth for an amazing workshop at Bridgend College with the Taking Flight Theatre Company, The students thoroughly enjoyed it xx

At 5:24 on July 26, 2012, carmen medway-stephens said…

Thanks Elise and look forward to your exciting project in September x

At 22:07 on July 19, 2012, Matt Ball said…

Not entirely sure - but we should announce them soon. potentially late august?

At 21:45 on June 1, 2011, carmen medway-stephens said…
good luck with all the shows, will try and make one x
At 3:54 on December 30, 2010, Jo Holding, The JMK Trust said…

Hi Elise. Sorry to be very slow in responding. Would you like to go on our mailing list and then you'll know when workshops etc. are happening?

Best wishes

Jo Holding, JMK Trust

At 10:20 on March 29, 2010, Peri Thomas said…
Hello Lovely,

Think I'm starting to get the hang of this community whats it now!

You ok?
At 0:26 on March 18, 2010, Laura Jeffs said…
Thats fab thankyou! - will have a look through those
At 6:20 on March 17, 2010, Laura Jeffs said…
Hey Elise - how is everything? Really random but I dont suppose you know any good light-hearted audition pieces (female, 20s, approx 2mins)??? If you can think of anything that might possibly be suitable any help would be AMAZING!!
Hope alls good with you, might see you at the next WHN!
At 0:32 on October 13, 2009, Katie Elizabeth Payne said…
Heya Elise. Aww lovely to meet you..lets stay in touch. Hope u, the baby and the play is going well x
At 19:12 on October 12, 2009, Peter Cox MBE said…
Hi Elise, great to meet you on Saturday (and your beautiful baby!) I really enjoyed the day and learned a lot.

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