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JIMMY FAIRHURST

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Originating from Warrington in the North West, Jimmy played academy level Rugby super League for Leigh and Bradford before changing route to become an actor. 

Jimmy trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he was awarded the John Gielgud Award in his final year. Directly from college, Jimmy won his first role with the internationally acclaimed Cheek By Jowl and toured the globe extensively for the three years under the Direction of Declan Donnellan OBE and Nick Ormerod OBE. 

Jimmy has also performed across various great regional theatres such as Derby Theatre and Bolton Octagon and his television credits include; Britannia (Sky Atlantic), Emmerdale (ITV) The Royals (Channel E!), Doctors (BBC) and Topsy & Tim (BBC).  Jimmy has just recently completed filming with Mike Leigh on his latest film, Peterloo.

 

NTT credits include: Oi for England,Conditions of The Working Class, Early Doors, Tuck-Shop, Under The Influence: 90s Britpop and Electric Eden

 

FAVOURITE FILM:

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

FAVOURITE ARTIST:

The Rolling Stones

FAVOURITE BOOK:

A Million Little Pieces (James Frey)

 

WHAT AM I INTO? 

"Making theatre as big and accessible as Rock'N'Roll...maybe then I can crowd surf after a monologue!"

 

 

 

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LOUISE HAGGERTY

CO-DIRECTOR

Louise grew up in Glasgow and studied at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and went on to create a one woman show based in a bingo hall called Unlucky for Some which premiered at Edinburgh Festival in association with Richard Burton Theatre Company. Film credits include Sunset Song directed by Terence Davies and starring Peter Mullan. Theatre credits include If I Were A Girl, (Citizen's Theatre, Traverse), Tracy (White Bear Theatre).

Louise is a qualified primary school teacher and has worked with children of a wide range of age groups, implementing programmes of work in the drama curriculum as well as leading workshops, productions and extra curricular activities within the schools she is linked to.

NTT credits include: Early Doors, Tuckshop, Under the Influence: 90s Britpop and Electric Eden.

 

 

FAVOURITE FILM:

Some Like it Hot

FAVOURITE ARTIST:

The Walkmen

FAVOURITE BOOK:

Anything by Christopher Brookmyre

 

WHAT AM I INTO? 

"Seeing and feeling the audience take a performance to a whole new level"

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ANDREW BUTLER

CO-DIRECTOR

Andrew joined the company in 2012 as a core member of the NTT's creative team.

He grew up in Warrington. He is a performer and writer for Not Too Tame as well as being the company’s General Manager.  In 2013 he and Hanna co-wrote NTTs first bilingual (English/Welsh) play 'FISHBOWL' which debuted at the Swn Festival in Cardiff.

In 2014 Andrew was awarded judges special mention at The Monologue Slam at Royal Stratford East.  He writes and performs comedy, is 50% of double act Mum & The Butler, and a current member of the Old Vic New Voices Community Company.

Andrew started his acting career with a three year role in Ch4’s Brookside aged 13. He studied Drama at University, then trained as an actor at LAMDA.  Since then, he has worked for new writing company Box of Tricks, toured Europe with Vienna’s English Theatre, toured the UK in Calibre Productions stage version of Porridge, and appeared in London at The Lost Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre and The Old Vic.

NTT credits include: Early Doors