Meet the artists we've been working with

2019/20 was shaped by change and adaptation, encouraging the team at Theatre in the Mill to meet ambitions with creativity and strength in the face of unexpected challenges. As an artist development space we champion and amplify marginalised voices, and this year has seen us embracing new ways of sharing untold stories. Here we share with you a list of the artists we’ve worked with so far.

Isma Almas performed About A Buoy at our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
The piece explores trans-racial adoption, gender, religion, sexuality, race, one homophobic Muslim mother and Freddie Mercury.
Demi Nandhra performed Life Is No Laughing Matter at our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
Proto-type Theater performed The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) in April 2019
Made in China performed Super Duper Close Up at our Weekender in 2019. The piece tells the story of a 21st century woman’s journey through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché exploring our relationship with social media.
Jamal Gerald completed a residency with us to develop Idol which debuted at the Weekender in May 2019. Jamal then did a second residency with us in January and February 2020 to re-developed Idol for touring.
Natalie Diddams & Sophie Collins ran two series of the Women’s Comedy Workshop in 2019 & 2020 ending in sell-out shows entitled Not An Open Mic Night. 
Naomi Sumner Chan performed Same Same Different in May 2019 exploring adoption, identity and belonging; sharing stories gathered from adoptees around the world.
Lung Theatre performed Trojan Horse as part of our Wit(h)ness Weekender in November 2019.
Lola Maury Productions were commissioned to develop Brouhaha and performed at Theatre in the Mill in April 2019.
Javaad Alipoor Productions performed Rich Kids as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019. 
Vijay Patel performed Pull the Trigger and held a workshop on creating autobiographical work as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Nathanial J Hall performed First Time and held a workshop on creating autobiographical work as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020.
Harry Josephine Giles & Co performed Drones as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
Kafayat Adegoke performed Per-so-na as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. An one-woman immersive piece that aims to show that a person can read books & twerk, be tough & vulnerable, be spiritual & a freak, be woke & traditional. Be Yoruba & a Funster & Queer. 
Gloop performed The Gloop Show 2: Glooptopia! as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. The piece explores a new language of political hope through shocking and stunning visuals to create ‘Commucracy’; Communist Democracy. 
Kirsty Taylor and Martha Cecilia performed #HereCoz as part of our Right Queer Right Now Weekender in February 2020. Kirsty’s own brand of spoken word is mashed-up with verbatim testimonies, poetic narrative and filmic montage to create a touching performance. 
Two Destination Language were commissioned to develop Fault Lines and Lone Wolves; performed Lone Wolves as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019. Part of their commission was the  creative exploration of multi-channel audio technologies. 
509 Arts & Al Dix were commissioned to develop Decade, their residency was in August 2019. In 2029, Al Dix will be 80 years old. By then things will be different. Decade will share Al’s personal journey into old age and follow his attempts to understand, interrogate and document the world as it happens.
Daniel Bernard was commissioned to develop Swipe Right and performed as part of our Edinburgh Fringe Preview Weekender in July 2019.
The Open Wheel were commissioned to develop Welcome to Goma. The project follows the Goma CC, a cycle group in the Democratic Republic of Congo and turns cycle footage into a 360 virtual reality film inviting audiences to climb onto a static pedal bike with a VR headset and experience the thrill.
Lucy Bairstow was commissioned to develop Yes, Grief, followed by a residency in January 2020.