Pigeon Theatre are a Manchester and Leeds-based contemporary performance company. Our work is experimental and interactive – we use nontraditional spaces and unconventional social arrangements to create shared intimacies between us and our audience. We have been making and touring innovative theatre since 2001…
Anna Fenemore | Artistic Director & Performer
Anna is a lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, specialising in Practice-as-Research, physical performance, site-specific performance and contemporary devised performance.
Anna’s research interests include spectating embodiment, performer bodywork training, multi-sensory immersive performance, performance and phenomenology, theories of performance space/place, performance and food, performance and death studies, and performance and memory.
Anna also works as a performer for other contemporary performance companies and is a solo performance artist, alongside her role as Pigeon’s Artistic Director.
Gillian Knox | Deviser, Performer & Co-Producer
Gillian has worked as a performer with Pigeon Theatre since 2001. She trained at MMU Cheshire in Contemporary Arts and Performance studies at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Leeds University.
Gillian is a lecturer at LIPA on the (BA Hons) Community Drama where she specialises in devising, collaborative processes, oral testimony and site specific performance; she is also an associate lecturer at the University of Leeds.
Gillian has worked with the writer Mark Griffiths to direct The Impossibility Club for Rookie Theatre. She also works for PickleHerring Theatre as a workshop facilitator and performer/maker making site work around environmental themes.
John Franklin | Tour-booker & Co-Producer
John is a freelance producer, programme manager and coach; he works with performance companies, festivals, organisations and promoters including Pigeon Theatre, hÅb & Word of Warning, Mother’s Ruin & Cake Tin Foundation, PANDA and Flare Festival.
John worked at greenroom (Manchester’s venue for contemporary performance) from 2002 to 2004 as Administrator & Box Office Supervisor, and then Programme Co-ordinator until it’s closure in 2011.
Andrew Crofts | Technician