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Sleight of Hand is an experimental, interdisciplinary theatre and arts group set up in 2014 by theatre-maker Ellie Chadwick and based in the South West (Bristol / Devon) and London. Their first theatre production, The Man Who, was first staged as part of Albany Theatre’s Young Director's Festival, selected by a judging panel of practitioners for transfer to Canada Water Culture Space, and then ran at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Through outreach work at this time with charities and support groups, the company began creating a new multi-sensory work exploring neurodiversity: Ergo Sum. This marked the beginning of creating experimental work with new technologies and interdisciplinary collaborations which often hone in on social issues and aim to give audiences transformative multi-sensorial experiences.
Since June 2016 Ellie Chadwick and Sleight of Hand have been resident at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, developing multi-sensory storytelling experiences such as "On the Streets" and "Trace of Us"
The company's work has been supported with funding from Arts Council England, Big Lottery, the Unity Theatre Trust, Warwick University's Institute for Advanced Teaching & Learning (IATL), Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol City Council, East Devon District Council, and the Barbican Guildhall.
For more information about performances, collaboration, consultancy, equipment hire, or casting opportunities, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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