Dream - Create - Engage
"If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life".
Welcome to Moving Stories
Founded in 2012 by friends & creative collaborators Emma Gersch & Kitty Randle, we are award winning theatre makers who seek to illuminate meaningful stories to be shared, heard, & experienced.
We particularly love to unearth stories that might otherwise go unheard. Our community work seeks to give platform and voice to those who have been deprived, and these real life projects deeply inform our creative practice. We seek to engage people on a human level and create accessible theatre and projects that can connect audiences across divides and separations.
We work with classical & new works, always anchoring the work in the here and now. We are known for our unique practice of collaborative ensemble work & have developed a loyal team of artistic associates who love working within our generous, enabling & inclusive company ethos. We have forged partnerships with world-class venues such as the Minack Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Southbank Centre, the Turbine Theatre, Watford Palace and Buxton Opera House.
We are committed to enabling opportunities for people who might struggle to access theatre, including recent graduates, homeless women, victims of domestic violence and people with caring responsibilities. We established the 'Band of Mothers' with support from the Arts Council, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Watford Palace Theatre; supporting mothers in the creative industry.
Measure for Measure: The Silenced Woman
Set to tour 2024
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall."
Vienna is in a lawless mess. The streets are rife with sin and vice, and Duke Vincentio wants to clean it up. Appointing his Deputy Angelo to do the deed, moral ambiguity ensues, the brothels are burned down, Claudio is on death row and his sister Isabella is shocked by an indecent proposal.
Silenced women, hypocritical rulers, corruption and innocence - Shakespeare’s timeless tragi-comedy set among the dark corners of the corridors of power could have been written for today. Catapulted into the here and now, Moving Stories returns once more to the Minack to re-fire Shakespeare’s play in an urgent, current and potent production. Fusing memorable storytelling, live music and vivid design, especially for the magical Minack stage, Measure for Measure will stir the big questions about freedom and morality.