Gideon Reeling

About us

We make theatre, put on parties, design games, provide performers, actors, music, designers, directors & producers, create brand experiences & stunts, design & build sets, design & hire out costumes, provide educational & corporate training experiences, provide theatrical & educational consultants, and write scripts…

Gideon Reeling make truly interactive, site-specific theatrical experiences in which audience participation and a sense of inclusive playfulness are paramount.

The company was founded in 2006 by Kate Hargreaves, Felix Barrett and Colin Nightingale.

Our philosophy

Home grown

Making theatre for ourselves gives us the opportunity to create far deeper experiences than is normally possible. Our home grown productions often live on in their parallel universes, evolving and reappearing in different forms, sometimes spanning centuries. We love to create worlds with compelling stories; culturally relevant, whether set in a modern day Women’s meeting or a Medieval village in the woods. At times dark, poignant, uplifting, and emotional, but most of all, fun.

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The scope of our commercial work is broad and varied, no two jobs are the same. Our approach centres around client collaboration to help develop truly bespoke experiences, drawing on the creativity expressed in our home grown productions. We believe immersive theatre works best for brands when delivered with the balance of purpose and sensitivity the audience demands. We don’t do promo, we do engaging immersive theatre.

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We believe strongly in the value of learning through play. We encourage active participation, confidence building and creativity to foster a positive environment where skills and information can be acquired with ease and by stealth. We have a wealth of experience in delivering inclusive educational experiences to audiences of all ages. Attention to detail and thorough research are cornerstones of our approach and enable us to engage, inform and entertain with authenticity.

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We believe amazing things can come from collaboration and are always looking to establish new relationships that can foster original pioneering work. Since inception Gideon Reeling has partnered with numerous organisations to create experiences that challenge, entertain, educate and enlighten. This, in turn, serves as vital inspiration for the work we do for ourselves and our clients and reminds us that there’s always more to explore.

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The Assistants

Roll call

Kate Hargreaves
Artistic Director, Director, Producer, Devisor, Performer, Educator
Colin Nightingale
Founding Member, Producer, Conceptor
Kathryn McGarr
Founding Collaborator, Director, Producer, Devisor, Performer
Matthew Blake
Director, Producer, Devisor, Performer
Hetty Burton
Director, Producer, Devisor, Performer
Livi Vaughaun
Set Designer, Conceptor
Sam Booth
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Libby Northedge
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Jo Bowis
Devisor, Performer, Musician, Educator
Dino Jacovides
Devisor, Performer, Filmmaker
Seiriol Davies
Devisor, Performer, Musician
Vanessa Faye Stanley
Devisor, Performer, Director
Carolyn Jones
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Barry McStay
Devisor, Performer, Writer
Alice Lessing
Costume Designer, Wardrobe
Andy Kobelinsky
Costume Designer, Stylist, Wardrobe
Anna Inglis Hall
Make Up Designer / Artist
Natalie O'Connor
Make Up Designer / Artist
Geoff Beale
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Matthew Odell
Devisor, Performer, Educator, Director
Dan Boyden
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Tori Pearson
Devisor, Performer, Educator
Al Wingham
Devisor, Performer, Musical Director, Musician
Robin Harris
Musical Director, Musician
Pauline Huguet
Performer, Devisor
Daniel Martin
Devisor, Performer
Clayton Wright
Devisor, Performer, Compere, Project Manager
Julie Landau
Set Designer
Lucy Hall
Producer, Event Manager
Jim Wright
Graphic Designer, Set Designer, Web Designer, Musician
Joe Hargreaves
Production and Musical Experiences
Tom Wright
Web Developer
Polly Donger
Devisor, Performer
Eleni Kyriacou
Costumes and Set Design
Kate Rigby
Set Design and Costume
Sarah Lewis
Set Designer, Games Designer, Graphics
Sarah Labigne
Devisor, Performer, Bar Manager
Alfie Boyd
Devisor, Performer
Owen Ridley Demonick
Devisor, Performer
Bec Watt
Performs, Singer
Kate Lowry
Performer, Singer, Chef
Lisa Roberts
Performer, volunteer
Emlyn Roberts
Performer, Musician
Miranda Letten
Performer, Dancer
Adam Redmore
Devisor, Performer
Heather Haley
Costume Design
Jake Rodriguez
Jami Quarrell
Performer, Dancer
Eva Owen
Producer, PR,
Melanie May
Devisor, Peformer, Educator
Sonya Cullingford
Peter Gibbs
Performer, Project Management
Samuel John
Performer Devisor
Nina Smith
Performer Devisor
Hannah McGavin
Performer, Costumes
David Hargreaves
Performer Devisor
Dan McGavin at Bakehouse
Set Design
Matt Lambart
Stage Management
Kate Williams
Stage Management
Elisa Nader
Rich Irvine
Stage and Production Management
Oliver Keens
Lauren Berry
Writer Project Manager
Sara Lee
Stage Management
Bryony Rumble
Props and Set Design
David Wright
Performer Devisor, Prop Maker, Set design
Nick Selleck
Artist, Set Design
Jayde Adams
Performer Devisor
Charlie Cattrall
Performer, Filmmaker
Charlie Partridge
Performer Devisor
Sheda Weston Collinson
Performer, Project Management
Abby Forkball
Performer Devisor
Cassie Jane Boyd
Performer Devisor
Dylan Townley
Performer, Musician
David Seddon
Performer, Musician
Matt Stubbs
Performer Devisor
Holly Downing
Project Assistant
Jo Dagless
Performer, Producer, Marketing, Director
Laura Stevely
Performer, Bookkeeping
Melanie May
Performer, costumes, production
Joanna Carolan
Tim Barnsdale
Charlie Partridge
Performer, devisor, Visuals,
Christine Lockhart
Performer Devisor, Singer
Stephanie Nightingale
Helen Ahearne
Jona Ahearne
Ashlee Ackland
Alexander Mugnaioni
Performer Devisor
Katy Balfour
Performer Devisor
Natasha Dawn
Performer, devisor, educator, scripting
Conrad Butlin
Oliver Brooks
Performer, stage manager