Black Theatre Live


Bedtime Stories



Lewis Barfoot (Mum) graduated from ALRA in 2002 with a “Critics Choice” in The Stage. Recent credits include Kate in Taming of the Shrew with Aquila Theatre, New York, The Caretaker and Mrs Villycar in 1927’s critically acclaimed tour of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets and Rosalind Franklin in Stella Duffy’s The Matilda Effect.

Nathan Johnston (Three) is a dancer who graduated from LCDS in 2010. He started his professional career working with Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences. He has choreographed and performed internationally for the past four years, in Norway, Spain, Jordan and Canada. He has worked continuously with Jorge Crecis, Rhiannon faith, C-12 Dance theatre and SPILL.

Hazel Lam (Little Girl) - Starting as an international ballerina, Hazel joined the circus family in 2006 and became an accomplished aerialist. She graduated from Circus Space in 2012 with a Foundation Degree in Circus Arts specialising in hand-to-hand and Icarian games. She is currently training as a professional member at Codarts Hogeschool boor de Kunsten in the Netherlands.

Jill Batty (Grandma) - special guest appearance by voicemail.


Creative Team

Vicki Amedume is the Artistic Director of Upswing and an international aerial theatre consultant. Having trained as an aerialist at The French National Circus School Chalon en Champagne and at Circus Space London, Vicki has performed and created traditional and contemporary circus work, as well as outdoor performance and touring theatre.

Yusra Warsama is a poet, actor, writer and theatre practitioner. Yusra began her theatre career at The Contact Theatre, Manchester. She has worked alongside national and international artists and companies such as Morganics, Sista Native, Lemn Sissay, Afro-Reggae. Yusra is currently writing a play for the Birmingham Rep with two other writers.

Becky Minto trained in Theatre Design at The Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has worked as a set and costume designer for National Theatre Scotland, The Royal Lyceum, Grid Iron, Vanishing Point, Perth Rep, The Byre and The Citizen’s Theatre. Becky was Design Associate for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.