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Natalie Bellingham

Performer, Theatre Maker, Creative Facilitator

What I do:

I’m a freelance theatre-maker, performer, clown, physical comedian and creative arts facilitator.

I make performance work that embraces the honesty of clown performance and the complexity of being human. Beautifully researched, with a balance of storytelling, absurdity & powerful visual moments. My work is entertaining and challenging in equal measure, acknowledging the audience and creating a relaxed environment, where no one is the expert.

What steps I took to get where I am now:

I studied Theatre and Performance at Leeds University (Bretton Hall) graduating with a First Class Honours in 2008.

My time at Bretton Hall in the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was where my passion for theatre met my love for nature and the visual arts and my unique practice developed.

Shortly after graduating I co-founded Uncanny Theatre with whom I toured for over 9 years to theatres and festivals throughout the UK, including The Lowry, HOME Manchester, BE festival, Transform Festival, A Nation’s Theatre, INcoming Festival and Gateshead International Festival.

What creative opportunities I'm looking for:

The opportunities I am looking for often fall into 2 categories; grants/ commissions and freelance projects.

I am also always interested in hearing from people who would like to collaborate on a project.

An unexpected thing about me:

I’m a Giggle Doctor…

My proudest moment:

Most recently I was successful in getting through to the Funny Women Live Finals in London with my first ever 5 mins of stand up comedy material!

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