fanSHEN have an unorthodox family of awesome, multi-skilled associate artists with whom we collaborate regularly. Here you can meet some of them; click on the pics to be taken to their websites.


Al Barclay

Al makes and acts in interactive and immersive theatre, as well as regularly working as an after dinner speaker and actor at The Globe. Sometimes he also does movies.

Cécile Trémolières

Cécile is a set and costume designer for performance, opera, dance and theatre. She trained at Wimbledon College of Arts. Credits includes: Invisible Treasure and the Apple Cart, in collaboration with fanSHEN, Punkplay (Southwark Playhouse), The Mikvah Project (the Yard), My People (Theatr Clywd), The Iphigenia Quartet (The Gate). She is a fan of David Lynch, Japanese pop music and Dostoyevsky.

Clare Dunn

Clare is a theatre maker and arts educator. She trained Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her company TOOT make interactive and multidisciplinary performances. She is an associate of One Tenth Human, regularly working them with and other companies. She also illustrates.

Chris Bone

Chris Bone is an actor and musician. He trained at Drama Centre London and since graduating his career has taken him to (amongst others) Shakespeare's Globe, The Orange Tree and on tour with Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story.

Delme Thomas

Delme Thomas is an actor & devisor originally from South Wales. He trained at Mountview Academy and regularly collaborates with fanSHEN as well as currently co-leading a devised piece with Shoreditch Town Hall. He has performed on stage across the UK and America, & won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence in 2016.

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Ed Richards

Ed graduated from London South Bank University in 2014, and worked as Assistant Director on the course to May 2015. He has collaborated with Dirty Market and Obra Theatre Company on numerous projects. His graduation show Hiraeth was selected for the Motherhood and Creative Practice festival.

Emma Stirling

Emma is a director, performer, and writer. She is artistic director of Recursion Co and makes interdisciplinary work that explores the intersections between live and video performance. She has recently made work at The Yard Theatre and Ovalhouse. Emma also co-curates cross-arts exhibitions in London, New York, and Berlin.

Kris De Meyer

Dr. Kris De Meyer is a computational neuroscientist, currently working at the Department of Neuroimaging at King’s Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the producer of documentary Right Between Your Ears, a film about the neuroscience and psychology of how people form convictions. He teaches neuroscience and psychology-based public engagement workshops to PHD students, people from the cultural sector and various others.

Joe McAlister

Joe is a computational artist and privacy advocate with a particular interest in how technology can be used to aid progressive discussion. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, receiving the department's prestigious "best creative" award two years running. In 2018 it was announced Joe would be the youngest member to join the fellowship programme at Near Now.

Luca Rutherford

Luca is a writer and performer based in Newcastle. She makes work that asks big questions from the position of not being an expert. Luca is an associate artist of ARC Stockton and a Third Angel mentee. She has worked with companies such as Unlimited Theatre, Action Transport Theatre, and under the mentorship of Chris Thorpe and Chris Goode.

Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

Naomi is a theatre designer rooted in collaborative working, playfulness, and visual dramaturgy, which she enjoys applying to all forms of performance and narrative-based work. Collaborations include: In My Dreams I Dream I’m Dreaming (Theatre Royal Plymouth), FEAST (Clout Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre), Rise: Macro vs Micro (Old Vic New Voices), Dreamplay (BAZ Productions, The Vaults), I, Myself & Me (Rachael Young, UK Tour). Naomi trained at Wimbledon College of Art and has since mentored students on collaboration in the industry.

Rachel Donovan

Rachel trained at Middlesex University.  She has devised with Told By An Idiot and John Wright, and first met fanSHEN at a Clown workshop over a decade ago - which led to her collaborative input on Cheese [a play], Lists and The Apple Cart.  She is also a Motion Capture Artist for games and movies including the Harry Potter Series, John Carter of Mars, Angels and Demons and Iron Man 2.

Sam Clear

Sam Clear is a freelance production manager, specialising in site-specific and installation-based work. He has recently worked with Les Enfants Terribles, Punchdrunk, and various members of the Shunt collective.

Shireen Mula

Shireen Mula is a playwright and theatre-maker who has worked in London, regionally and internationally, creating work for audience of all ages. She was Associate Artist at Ovalhouse (2013), playwright-on-attachment at the Royal Court (2010), Firehouse Creative Productions, USA (2011) and Nottle Theatre, South Korea (2011). Her play Same Same (fanSHEN & Ovalhouse, 2011) was translated into Italian by the British Council and presented in Puglia (2012), it was also shortlisted for the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwriting Award (formerly the Meyer Whitworth Award), 2013.

Stu Barter

Stu is a London based composer and theatre maker. As well as being a co-founder of TOOT theatre, and orchestral pop band Left With Pictures, Stu's theatre practice includes collaborations with Tall Stories, Look Left Look Right, Dante or Die and Dead Centre. He writes production music for Sony/ATV publishing, and his performing arts education practice includes work with Glyndebourne, Unicorn Theatre and Artis Education.

Tomos James

Tomos is an actor, acrobalancer, and founder member of circus-theatre company Square Peg. He trained at Drama Centre London, specialising in classical theatre, devising, and movement phycology. He is based in Winchester, where he has recently performed in The Hat Fair, Britain's longest running outdoor arts festival.

Zoë Nicole

Zoë Nicole is an actress born and raised in London. She trained at East 15 Acting School so naturally enjoys improvisation and devising. She regularly participates in fanSHEN’s ensemble fun; one of her favourites being her debut theatre performance as Asha in Same Same - but she did particularly enjoy playing the villain in GreenandPleasantLand!