HOAX is an award-winning company of theatre makers founded by Sarah Fraser, Ayesha Tansey and Flavia Bertram. They specialise in bold, gutsy, female-driven work that blends text, physical theatre and comedy to give voice to social and ecological issues. They are very serious and very silly.
HOAX’s interdisciplinary performances take place across different forms and locations. Over the past six years they’ve created traditional and immersive shows, site-specific performance installations, gallery installations and theatrical walking tours. They are resident artists at the Bathway Theatre Network (University of Greenwich) and have taken the Ecostage Pledge and Fossil Fuel Free Sponsorship Pledge.
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AYESHA TANSEY 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 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).
SARAH FRASER 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).