T H E   C O M P A N Y

"thoroughly successful piece of theatre that hit all its marks. Superb." 

WEE REVIEW

(A Disappearing Act)

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Single Shoe has been making theatre for over 10 years. 
An international theatre company founded by immigrants whose mission is to create theatrical experiences that challenge boundaries, explore the connections that hold us together and celebrate our common humanity, regardless of where we come from.

"There is no doubting the wide appeal of this neatly produced show. It is performed with crisp flair by Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith."  THE GUARDIAN

(Crazy Glue)

In our work, we combine visual storytelling, physical comedy and a love for the absurd to create and tour original theatre for universal audiences. The work we create privileges an ever-evolving array of visual theatrical forms, including mime, magic, clown and digital technology. This has allowed us to tour our accessible theatre work all around the UK, US and Europe, including performing and teaching in remote rural communities where there is limited provision and reduced access to high quality contemporary theatre.

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FILIPA TOMAS

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PERFORMER

Filipa studied Communications Sciences at University Nova in Lisbon, Portugal. She went on to train in actor-created theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and earned a MA in Theatre and Performance from Rose Bruford College. 

In 2011 she co-founded Single Shoe Productions and since then has been devising, directing, producing and touring the company’s work. 

Filipa has extensive experience as a guest lecturer in Universities and leading theatre workshops with students, theatre practitioners and community groups.

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BRADLEY SMITH

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PERFORMER

Originally from the U.S., Bradley has directed and performed in a number of American theatres, including Totempole Playhouse and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 2009, he graduated from LISPA, the London International School of Performing Arts in Actor-Created Theatre.  

He is Single Shoe Productions’ Co-Artistic Director, co-writer and co-producer and has collaborated with multiple award-winning companies in the UK and the US.

Bradley has extensive experience as a guest lecturer in Universities and leading theatre workshops with students, theatre practitioners and community groups.

A S S O C I A T E   A R T I S T S

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GEORGE SIENA

DIRECTOR / DEVISER

George is a multi-lingual theatre maker based in Athens and London.

He has collaborated on Single Shoe's TAKE US THERE and A WALL BETWEEN US.

As a performer, director and movement director he has collaborated with companies and organisations such as Clod Ensemble, Secret Cinema, English National Opera, Young Vic, National Theatre Studio, Flute Theatre, Tour de Force, Athens Festival, Deutsches Theatre Berlin, National Theatre of Greece and directors Melly Still, Yoshi Oida, Terry Gilliam and Les Enfants Terribles for the launch of Esch2022 European Capital of Culture.

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CHRISTOPHER HOWELL

ILLUSION CONSULTANT

Magic Circle member Christopher Howell has collaborated on Single Shoe's A DISAPPEARING ACT, TAKE US THERE and A WALL BETWEEN US.
Christopher is co-deviser of the magic show NORVIL & JOSEPHINE which has featured at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Wintergarten in Berlin. He has appeared on television internationally and collaborated as consultant with theatre companies such as Punchdrunk. 
Christopher also is an associate of the charity Breathe Arts Health Research teaching performance skills.

ANDREW FRIEND

SCENIC DESIGNER / BUILDER

Andrew Friend is an artist and designer whose work explores experience and the relationship between people, the space they inhabit and their desires. He is collaborating on Single Shoe's show A WALL BETWEEN US.

He is interested in the extraordinary, fantastic and desirable (or indeed undesirable) experiences and outcomes that may result from these interactions. His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Tate Britain, National Museum Of China, and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Andrew is also co-founder of 'Very Very Far Away'.  A platform dedicated to democratising future narratives and disseminating new cultural fictions. 

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