The Lead Artist

Neil Bartlett talks about where the idea for this whole project came from:

Neil has been making  large-scale works of performance and theatre  since 1982.  You can find out more about all of his work as a writer, director and performer at www.neil-bartlett.com

The Company

The specially assembled company which performed  TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF PEACE mixed 22 community performers with 26 professional actors. This meant that voices from across Greater Manchester were heard speaking  out for peace alongside voices such as those of Adjoa Andoh , Liz Carr, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Cherylee Houston, Toby Jones, Kate O’Donnell and Miranda Richardson.

The Producer

24 Hours of Peace was produced by Thomas Carter Projects. Thomas Carter Projects is an independent media production company, established in 2004. We make things — stories, if you like — for all forms of media, live and recorded, and for all kinds of people. The company was founded by Polly Thomas and Gary Carter, who have collaborated since the early 1990s. You can find out more about our work at www.thomascarterprojects.com

You can see some of our screen work here.

Polly Thomas, lead producer, is an award winning director, producer and writer for radio, theatre and film. Her audio work covers BBC Radio 3 and 4 and community networks. She is a co-founder of Thomas Carter Projects, an international media and performance company. Our work has included two development grants from Wellcome Trust for Hush/Adam’s Apple, a new musical about gender identity and voice; commissions for Queer Up North (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Fierce (Birmingham Rep) and Chelsea Centre London.