Who We Are

Estelle Buckridge:

Estelle works freelance as an Applied Theatre practitioner with an interest in Arts and Health, in particular working with vulnerable adults to improve wellbeing through drama and creativity.

Since graduating from her MA in Applied Drama in 2011 she has developed work with older people (including using creativity and reminiscence with dementia sufferers), designed and delivered a number of projects with Brain Injury survivors at several Headway social rehabilitation centres, worked with adults and young people with learning disabilities in formal and informal settings, and delivered Wellbeing workshops for adults with experience of homelessness as part of the mental health and performance programme at Crisis Skylight.

Estelle’s credits for WBN as director/co-director include Walking Stories, BlueprintJoseph Mills Presents…Reasons for Listing and Ovid Reworked: The Brixton Project. She has also performed in ‘If Wood Street Could Change the World’ and Regeneration. She is the lead facilitator across WBN’s outreach work and created The Exeter Living Library and ‘Walking Stories’ and co-created ‘Once Upon a Walthamstow…’

Estelle likes taking stealth photos of cute dogs, the colour purple, and when a plan comes together.

Corinne Furness:

Corinne is a writer, social artist and producer. She co-founded Write By Numbers with Charlie Whitworth in 2009.

For WBN Corinne has written you, me and the way the world endsBlueprint, and Joseph Mills Presents…Reasons For Listing: 16 Facts and One Story About Things That Make Me Happy , and co-written Beneath the Albion Sky and Regeneration. She also curated Theatre41, co-created “Once Upon A Walthamstow…” and got to fulfill a childhood dream of being a librarian in The Exeter Living Library.

Away from WBN she has worked as a Writer, Dramaturg and Producer in a variety of contexts and was recently Artistic Coordinator for one of the GLA’s Portas Pilots, exploring how arts might aid high street regeneration.

Corinne read English at Oxford University and has an MA in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths College. She likes the smell of old books, places that will sell her vegan cake, and good coffee.

Charlie Whitworth:

Charlie is a Writer, Dramaturg and Director. He studied Drama at Exeter University and did his MA at Goldsmiths in Writing for Performance. He is the Co-Founder of theatre companies Write By Numbers and Theatre With Teeth.

With WBN Charlie co-wrote and directed Beneath the Albion Sky and will be doing the same again with Regeneration. He has also co-directed Blueprint and Ovid Reworked: The Brixton Project, taken the helm for all four incarnations of Cold Writing (directing 18 short plays in the process), written All Quiet in the Boxing Ring and was Dramaturg for Joseph Mills Presents…Reasons for Listing.

Charlie’s other writing credits include Guitless (The Story Project 4 – Arcola Theatre, Theatre503 and Southwark Playhouse) Seizonsya (The Story Project 3 – Southwark Playhouse), Fire Nation (Soho Theatre Studio) and Take Some of This (Barnfield Theatre, Exeter). He is also a winner of the Body Gossip Writing Competition with The Day Things Will Never Be The Same Again After (The Hub, Kings Cross) and a Reading the Future winner with What Dreams Are Made Of (Exeter University.

He has also directed a reading of Promises by Andrew Thompson at Chats Palace and has worked as a Dramaturg and Scriptreader for all sorts of theatre companies and venues.

Charlie is currently working on a plethora of different scripts and hopes to have some of them finished one day.

Charlie likes virtually all types of sport, alternates between fierce cravings for Lemonade or Chocolate Milkshakes and feels too warm in nearly all weather.

Associate Artists:

she is beautiful...Lucy Grace:

Lucy is an actor and drama facilitator. Her WBN credits include Ovid Reworked:The Brixton Project, Blueprint, Walking Stories and Regeneration as well as performing in three editions of Cold Writing.

She only feels right wearing second hand clothes. Her favourite directors is Wes Anderson. Her favourite hobby is knitting.

photo (1)Andy Kelly:

Andy is an actor and musician who lives in Bristol.

For WBN, he has performed in Beneath the Albion SkyReasons for Listing and Regeneration, along with various short pieces during their stay in the covered market in Walthamstow.

Andy likes generous tea and coffee making facilities in B&Bs (we’re talking two types of biscuit), beating people at board games, and food. He will eat your food for you if you do not construct fortifications around it.