ABOUT US

Rebecca is an experienced Drama Teacher who after twenty years working in Education and Education Management has decided to pursue a career in Acting/Directing and follow her dream.

 “I bring in-depth teaching experience combined with active contribution to the development of high standards in Drama. I use this experience and expertise to direct, produce and act in my own theatre company ‘Falling Stars Theatre’ as well as offering dramatic skills to the wider world.”

Falling Stars Theatre was founded in 2014, partly in response to a plea from Fallfest (Fallfest is a three-day community festival with a focus on Film, Art, Literature and Life) to introduce a new style of theatre to this Community Festival audience.

Director, Rebecca Durham decided on a Promenade piece to involve, engage and challenge the audience.

Since that time the local community has asked to bring Falling Stars Theatre back and they have performed a Steven Berkoff piece ‘Dahling, You Were Marvellous,’ ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright and  ‘The Last Resort’ by Chris Owen. Experiencing life with the characters whether that is the pub, the beach or the theatre. The actors will engage with the audience, move in and around the space and change the dynamics of the traditional actor/ audience relationship. This creates an engaging and exciting theatrical experience.

Falling Stars Theatre are known for their immersive style of performance, involving the audience at the heart of the action and making them feel as if they are experiencing life with the characters.

Falling Stars Theatre are currently creating their own performance to take to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

REBECCA DURHAM
REBECCA DURHAM
An experienced Drama Teacher who after twenty one years working in Education and Education Management has decided to pursue a career in Acting/Directing and follow her dream.

MEET OUR ACTORS

LEE
LEE
After leaving drama school, Lee cut his teeth touring the length and breadth of the UK performing in Theatre-in-Education shows and Theatre for Young People productions – tackling issues such as bullying, sexual health, and antisocial behaviour, through to comedy leads in Christmas shows. His work has diversified into writing and directing such shows.
CHLOE
CHLOE
Aspiring actress, Chloe, has been involved in many amateur and semi-professional shows and film. Next year Chloe will be performing in her first professional role in Wuthering Heights.
MARK
MARK
Mark has had a 35-year career in education. He directs for several local amateur dramatic societies. Mark is employed as an actor for ‘Murder 57’ murder mystery company and has been performing with them in semi scripted/improvised performances for the last 5 years. He also runs puppet and acting workshops for young people and adults.
LUCY
LUCY
Lucy loves having the opportunity to work collaboratively with creative peers, following a career as a drama teacher and drama therapist. Lucy loves the diversity of characters she gets to play in ‘The Last Resort’ and in particular Mrs Bright, whose life Lucy is very envious of!
COLIN
COLIN
Colin previously played a very large gentlemen in Jim Cartwright’s ‘Two’ and Colin thoroughly enjoyed using his creative talents to make a fat suit.
Colin’s artistic journey took a dramatic turn when two years ago he swapped being the drummer of two bands to take a more centre stage presence. He is enjoying the challenges of treading the boards rather than banging the skins.
TEONA
TEONA
Teona has been performing on stage ever since she could walk and talk. Some of her favourite roles to date include Tinkerbell in Peter Pan and Mrs Wormwood in Matilda the musical. Teona studied performing arts in sixth form and she now uses her talents and experience to choreograph Pantomimes for Glusburn Youth Theatre.
JOHNNY
JOHNNY
Johnny has been performing since he was 15. His first, and still a favourite roll, was playing Sonny Latieri in Grease. He has been in over 30 shows, mainly musicals and is loving the rapid and immersive style of Falling Stars Theatre. Johnny is married to Claire with children George and Mia who he hopes will find a similar love of the stage their selves.
SALLY
SALLY
Sally has spent two years conquering her fear of performing and can now proudly say that she has performed in two productions for Falling Stars Theatre and her urge to be sick has disappeared! Sally loves being part of the process of bringing a script to life and is thrilled to be a member of this exciting and dynamic theatre company.
JACOB
JACOB
Jacob is Artistic Director of Codswallop CIC and Resident Director of Spotty Socks Theatre Company based in Guiseley. He has toured productions of ‘The Last Resort’, ‘Teechers’ by John Godber and has appeared on the stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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