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about us

HOAX are an award-winning company that specialises in bold, gutsy, female-driven work that blends text, physical theatre and comedy to give voice to social and ecological issues. We’ve created traditional and immersive shows, gallery and site-specific performance installations, and theatrical walking tours that have toured the UK, Europe and India.

our minifesto

Create work that champions women and complex female forms / Share the load: lead and follow / Get physical. Take to the streets / Art doesn’t live in a box / Breathe / Hold on, let go / Nurture theatrical conversations with people of all professions: painters, classical pianists, clowning instructors, geologists, offline editors, mums, sound engineers, composers, craftspeople, fools and animals / Belly laughs, always / Begin a rebellion every now and again / Rest, well and often.

We are Oil Sponsorship Free & have signed up to Ecostage pledge.

We are committed to intersectionality and anti-racism in action.

who we are

Sarah Fraser

Sarah graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2012 after studying an MA Classical Acting. Since graduating Sarah has worked heavily in immersive theatre including several productions with Secret Cinema. Originally from North Yorkshire, Sarah spent the early part of her career creating work in the North of England where she studied BA Acting (hons) at UCLAN in Preston. She was subsequently given a scholarship to join PanTheatre in Maleragues in southern France to study with Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise in the revolutionary techniques of Voice Practitioner Roy Hart. Whilst training at UCLAN Sarah developed as a strong physical theatre performer connecting voice and physicality to create dynamic new work. Sarah also trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has continued to use her skills professionally, including working with singer songwriter Laura Marling. HOAX CREDITS: Hysterical(2016) and Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (2015).

Ayesha Tansey

Ayesha is an actor and a creative producer who has studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in classical acting and Jaques Lecoq in Paris. She has worked with many organisations and artists including RAF, Garnier, Allanah Madeline, Met Police, MKA: Theatre of New Writing, Les Foules, Miriam Austin, One Taste Cabaret. She is a creative member of the Culture and Ecology Network, the Young Vic Directors Program and Equity.  HOAX CREDITS: stuck(2017), Hysterical (2016) Tack-On Tours: The Ugliest Buildings in London (2014-2015), and Please Don’t  Talk About Me When I’m Gone (2015).

Flavia Bertram

Flavia is a physical theatre performer who trained in Corporeal Mime. She has worked with Theatre Re, Noh Budget Theatre, Proactive Dance, Twisted Hip, OneTaste Cabaret, and OneTaste Theatre’s Buster’s Silver Screen Daydreams commissioned by Happy Days International Beckett Festival Enniskillen. Recent HOAX CREDITS: Bright Raven! (2018), stuck (2017), Hysterical (2016) Tack-On Tours: The Ugliest Buildings in London (2014-2015) and The Lonely Room (2014).

projects at a glance

Bright Raven! (2019-2021)

ONCA Gallery, Brighton Fringe, May 2019 / Cockpit Theatre, London, May 2019 / online as podcast

stuck (2015-18)

Arts Council of England funded/ Staging Places, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2019-20/ ONCA, Brighton, July 2018/ Prague Fringe, May 2018/ Aesthetica Art Prize, ‘Future Now Publication’, 2018/ Hackney Showroom, July 2017/ Buxton Fringe, July 2017/ VOILA Festival, November 2017/ Pleasance Theatre ArtCop21 2015/ Iceland Residency, Fljostunga Eco-Farm 2015

The Three (2017)

CoLab Theatre, April 2017

Eco-Smackdown (2016)

BAC Freshly Scratched, July 2016

Hysterical (2016)

Stories of Being, Platform Southwark 2016 / Brighton Fringe Festival, Warren Theatre 2016 / Street Performance Fringe City 2016/  VAULT festival, London 2016 / Wrap-Around: The Art of Hysteria, Clown Workshop, VAULT festival 2016/ The Art of Hysteria, Forum on Theatre and Mental Health, VAULT festival 2016

Climate Change Theatre Action (2015)

The Butterfly Club, ArtCop21 2015/ Dights Falls, ArtCop21 2015/ Union Theatre Melbourne University ArtCop21 2015 / Perception Festival, Interrobang, Omnibus Clapham 2015

Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (2015)

VAULT festival 2015

The Lonely Room (2014-2018)

Arts Council of England funded / 8th Theatre Olympics, India, March 2018/ Mimesis Festival, Paris 2015/ Mimetic Festival, The Vaults, 2014/ Blue Elephant Theatre, 2014

Tack-On Tours The Ugliest Buildings in London (2014-15)

London Festival of Architecture, 2014- 2015 / In Transit Festival, 2014

Monologue for a Shy Person (2014)

Cockpit Theatre 2014