Lucy Hind rehearses for Stuart: A Life Backwards

Date - 23 July, 2013, All News Theatre

Lucy Hind is movement director for Stuart: A Life Backwards which will be performed at Topside, Underbelly Bristo Square at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.

Stuart Shorter is a chaotic, violent, motormouth homeless man from Cambridge. Alexander Masters is a reserved, bookish member of the educated middle-classes.

Double BAFTA award-winner Jack Thorne’s new play is based on Alexander Masters’ much-loved, Guardian First Book Award winning biography of the same name. It tells the unexpectedly comic story of their friendship and of Stuart’s exceptional life.

The two men first met in Cambridge in 1998, brought together by a common cause – the fight to free two homeless workers from wrongful imprisonment. But an unlikely friendship blossomed and Alexander, with Stuart as both mouthy subject and brutal editor, starts to write the story of his life. And maybe, just maybe, to answer the question, “What murdered the boy I was?”

Mark Rosenblatt, Associate Director West Yorkshire Playhouse, directs this major new production by double Fringe First winners HighTide and Sheffield Theatres in association with Watford Palace Theatre.

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Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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