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BAZ PRODUCTIONS


For that audience seeking something alive and limitless

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BAZ PRODUCTIONS


For that audience seeking something alive and limitless

We create theatre in interesting spaces. We respond to classical texts. We love to play.

Our work to date has seen us take over a crypt in Central London, an art gallery in Shoreditch, a Lookout Tower on the coast of Aldeburgh and the tunnels underneath Waterloo Station. We have dabbled in Shakespeare, woven Greek myths together and delved into the nightmarish dreams of Strindberg. Our quest is always to make work that fizzes with life.

Much of our work includes an improvisational elements. We are interested in making unexpected and provocative work that speaks to the world we find ourselves in, developed with actors and creatives who are committed to the nature of ensemble work.

Photos: Paul Biver and Cesare De Giglio

We want to create ...


We want to create ...


We want to create… theatre.

“the area in which something happens”

Not the same stuff shown day-in day-out. 

We want to create… excitement.

That intoxication theatre lovers relentlessly pursue for years, but rarely find.

When we say we put the audience at the centre of the projects, its not a theatrical cliche. It's a tangible aim and something we work hard to achieve.

We don’t want to have an audience watching a group of actors on autopilot, but give them the dizzying excitement of a sporting event, where the action is undecided, and the audience sit forward, their hearts in their mouths, where they are emotionally involved in the action of each player. 

We want to create… a group of theatrical athletes.

We train our actors to be muscular and reactive. We develop our method project by project with specific aims – so they can perform in a way that excites the audience. So they can deliver surprises. So they can be truthful to the moment. Our rehearsals are not about blocking and line learning, stand here, say this – move upstage, don’t forget to close the blinds.

We want our actors to be spontaneous. We want them to be agile. We want them to be free.

To achieve this we train our actors to be ready. For anything.

We want to create theatre. We want to create excitement. We want to create theatrical athletes.

We want to create.

The People


BAZ is run by Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi and Emma Luffingham

The People


BAZ is run by Catherine Bailey, Sarah Bedi and Emma Luffingham

Catherine Bailey

As an actor Catherine’s theatre credits include: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare's Globe); 39 Steps (Criterion); Twelfth Night (Ludlow Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Middle Temple Hall - live televised); Hamlet (The Factory at The Rose); House of Agnes (Paines Plough); The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Walk Hard - Talk Loud (Tricycle Theatre); Sit and Shiver (New End Theatre & Hackney Empire), The Life & Times of Young Bob Scallion (Northcott Theatre, Exeter); ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Young Vic); Spring Awakening (RSC).

Television credits include: And Then There Were None; Mr. Selfridge; House of Anubis; The Sarah Jane Adventures; The Bill; Doctors; Eastenders; Holby City; My Family; The English Harem; Egypt; Rosemary & Thyme; 55 Degrees North; Urban Gothic; High Stakes; Peak Practice; The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells; Residents.

Radio credits include; ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore; Homefront; The Changeling.

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Sarah Bedi

Directing credits: Henry IV pt 1, Henry IV pt 2, Henry V, Sweet Love Remember’d (Shakespeare’s Globe); All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits (Shakespeare's Globe/Westminster Abbey); Sitting(Arcola / Gilded Balloon / London Pleasance, BBC Arts / Avalon); dreamplay, MacbethProphesy (BAZ Productions); Parallelist (Aldeburgh Music Festival); Further than the Furthest Thing (Young Vic); Reality (Oval House); City Love (Bussey Building); The Riots, Three Days in the Country (Rose Bruford); Zero for the Young Dudes! (Central School of Speech and Drama). 

Writing credits: dreamplay, Prophesy (BAZ productions); Memories of the Pot Bank Workers(V&A museum).

 

Emma Luffingham

Emma is a TV Development Executive at Tiger Aspect Drama and previously the BBC. Emma is responsible for uncovering new writing talent and driving slate development from initial idea through to production. Recent credits include: The Good Karma Hospital (ITV); award winning Three Girls (BBC) by Nicole Taylor and Undercover (BBC) by Peter Moffat. Development work includes THE WATCH for BBC America and Riz Ahmed’s Englistan for the BBC. Emma runs the Tiger Aspect Initiative to discover and develop 3 British Asian Writers.

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Thank yous


Our amazing supporters!

Thank yous


Our amazing supporters!

PATRONS

Dame Harriet Walter & John Caird

Big BAZ thank yous to ...

 
Harold Pinter Estate - The Really Useful Group - Lindi & John Bailey - Eve Best - Irene & Bob Carr - Barbara Flynn
Stephen Fry - Esther Hall - Sir Nicholas Hytner - Jeremy Irons - Martin Jarvis & Ros Ayres - Gemma Jones
Roger Lloyd Pack - Anna & Mark Luffingham - Joanna Lumley - Carole Mason - Guy & Katie Munnoch - Maxine Peake
Mark Rylance - Alison Steadman - Kate Solomon - Tom Stoppard -  Peter Swinburn - Rhys Swinburn - Sophie Thompson
Jan Topham - Julie Walters - Zoe Wanamaker - Joe Webber - Sam West - Richard Wilson