Tristan's new play 'Myth' tours outdoor locations in Oxfordshire this August

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Tristan will write, direct and co-compose music for a new play ‘Myth’ inspired by Greek Mythology, which will tour outdoor locations in Oxfordshire this August, produced by Cherwell Theatre Company.

‘CTC’ present vibrant community theatre productions in which young people work with a professional creative team and alongside a cast of actors to bring accessible theatre into the North Oxfordshire community, breaking down barriers for those who would not usually see live performance.

In this production, commissioned by their Young Company, the team will bring to life classical myths of ancient Greece, with live music, puppetry and a Greek chorus to boot!

Each performance is free to attend, with no booking necessary and the company will be joined by local bands and community groups who will perform alongside them.

The cast and creative team are:

Writer/Director/Co-composer: Tristan Jackson-Pate

Movement Director: Emma Webb

Set/Costume/Puppetry Designer: Rachael Twyford

Stage Manager: Harry Card

Co-Composer/Hades/Kronos/Prometheus: Adrian Banks

Zeus/Chorus Leader: Liam Nooney

Demeter/Hera/Chorus: Jessica Lloyd_Jones

This accessible production has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the generous support of Cherwell District Council, The Victoria Wood Foundation, The Ormonde Foundation, Bartlett Taylor Charitable Trust, The Lynn Foundation and Doris Fields Charitable Trust.


Tristan to direct 'The Changing Room' and 'Dungeness', student productions at Pegasus Theatre

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Tristan will direct two plays from the 2018 NT Connections festival in June and July, for Pegasus Theatre, Oxford.

Students on the ‘Boom Satsuma’ course will perform in ‘The Changing Room’ by Chris Bush and ‘Dungeness’ by Chris Thompson. The plays explore adolescence and LGBTQ+ issues respectively and will be performed both at Pegasus Theatre and in local schools, as part of the course’s Theatre in Education module.

Public performances will take place on July 12, with full details to be announced shortly.

Arts Council England Fund Research and Development for new play 'Super Group'

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Tristan has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to develop his new play for young people ‘Super Group’, which explores the highs and lows of teenage musicians.

Research and Development will take place in April at Birmingham Old Rep Theatre, where Tristan is an Associate Artist in 2019-20.

Students from Birmingham Ormiston Academy will take roles in the play’s development, with other creatives to be confirmed soon.

This project was also made possible by generous support from the Directors Charitable Foundation

National Lottery Funding for new play 'Myth'

Tristan has received a Big Lottery Project Grant to produce a new play ‘Myth’, which he will write and direct for Cherwell Theatre Company in August.

The play explores Greek Mythology and will be performed with a part professional, part community cast of young people in North Oxfordshire.

The play tours to several outdoor locations including new build housing developments, parks, festivals and youth centres August 18-26.

Tristan to compose music for 'Suitcase Stories 2'

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Tristan will facilitate reminiscence sessions with participants with dementia and their carers and compose music for an album produced by ‘Arts Uplift’ and funded by Arts Council England in 2019.

The project entitled ‘Suitcase Stories 2’ kicks off in October with 3 different artists contributing 3 songs, arranged, recorded and produced by Adrian Banks.

Click below for a short film about the previous ‘Suitcase Stories’ project.


Tristan to Direct new plays on student mental health in collaboration with Human Story Theatre and Oxford Brookes University

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Tristan will Direct a series of short plays in association with Human Story Theatre and Oxford Brookes University in May, as part of the 'Think Human Festival.

New shorts by Playwrights Gaye Poole and Nick O'Dwyer will be showcased at a 'Scenes From' event at the University on 24 May.

Other plays on the subject of mental health, written by the University's Creative Writing and Drama students will be performed and a Q&A session with members of local mental health support services will follow.

Tristan in research and development for 'When the Rain Stops Falling' with Red Dog Theatre

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Tristan has began research and development on Andrew Bovell's play 'When the Rain Stops Falling' with Red Dog Theatre.

Tristan plays Gabriel Law in the piece, Directed by Ian Gain and Lizzy McBain with movement direction by Emma Webb.

The play is being developed in partnership with Gloucester University, with digital projection design by Elizabeth Swift.

Read blogs from Tristan and actor Alexandra Sinclair on the process below.