Lots of Odds champions the right for children to experience theatre.
We initiate conversations that are part of childhood and adulthood alike, creating theatre that is artistically exciting and socially relevant-reflecting the surprises life brings us, and the unexpected turns it can take. Having become particularly interested in pushing the boundaries of what children's theatre is and can be, we are invested in using theatre as a medium to explore complex issues and continue to collaborate with children through our devising processes.
By creating thought provoking, important and magical theatre, we allow children to explore different pathways and understand exciting challenging topics.
Amber-Rose is a theatre maker, producer, facilitator and performer, with countless amounts of experience working with children and young people. Having studied an MA in Theatre for Young Audiences at Rose Bruford, she pioneers high quality, accessible children's theatre, and continues to challenge adult's notions of what TYA is.
Adaptable, well organised and efficient-she delivers and develops projects using new and innovative approaches. She specialises in creating work that is relatable to all, engaging in exciting adventures and building on new platforms everyday. With a strong ambition to share stories around the country, she aims to reach as many young people as possible with bold, honest and relatable theatre.
With five years experience producing and administrating small-mid scale touring theatre pieces for young audiences she continues to follow her passion to create, excite and share accessible quality arts for children and families. Productions include Up In The Attic, an actor musician show for 3-6's, People Are People, a show for ages 13+ that explored gender-identity and equality, and The Girl & The Giraffe, which tackles mental health for 3-6's and families. Venues visited include Lyric Hammersmith, Bath Egg, Birmingham MAC and The Lowry.
Titania studied at The University of Birmingham and trained at Central School of Speech & Drama. She received an arts council bursary as trainee director with Shared Experience and Salisbury Playhouse. She also holds an MA in Writing for Young People from the University of Bath Spa.
She has assisted at Lyric Hammersmith, Young Vic, RSC, Shared Experience, Salisbury Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. Directing credits include: The Girl & the Giraffe (Half Moon & Floodsofink Tour), How to Beat a Giant (Unicorn), The Real Boy (Rada & Schools tour), Big Girls Don’t Cry (Canal Café) Beauty Sleeps (Young Vic), The Fall (Young Vic), Two’s Company (Salisbury Playhouse), The Wizard of Oz (New End).
Dramaturgy credits include: Waltz With Me (Diane Samuels), Underland (Pentabus), Carmen (Opera Holland Park), Oscaria by Lizzie Hopley (Old Vic, New Voices), Lily/Lileth by Joanna Norland, and One Glass Wall by Danusia Iwaszko (Salisbury Playhouse).
Titania also directs public productions regularly at ALRA, Drama Studio London and Regent’s University including premiere of new play Shakespeare’s Sister by Emma Whipday. She edits for literary consultancy, Cornerstones and also writes contemporary fiction, and plays for children.
Emily has an MA in Acting from the Birmingham School of Acting, and a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts from the University of Gloucestershire. Emily has worked professionally as an actor since 2006, in films, commercials, voice-overs, television, and touring theatre, as well as performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and voicing lead roles in various shows for Nickelodeon.
Alongside her work as a performer, Emily has worked as a youth theatre practitioner, teaching drama and movement. As well as directing shows and teaching drama skills, she explores acting with her students through devising original theatre pieces with them, encouraging them to explore their creativity and storytelling skills, to collaborate, to trust their instincts and most importantly to support one another within the ensemble and to listen to every voice in the room.
With a particular passion for political and issue-based theatre, Emily is committed to creating work which challenges social stigma, to encourage conversation and inspire change through the arts.