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Jeremy Weller

Very few theatre directors bring the real alive on stage. Jeremy Weller has the gift of dramatising ordinary life using ordinary people to make both seem real and extra- ordinary at the same time. His work is brave, dangerous and vivid.

What did you think of this performance of ‘Doglife’?

“Engaging, thought-provoking, disturbing”  “Very good performance, a story well told with no extra props”  “Quite hard-hitting but believable” “Eye-opening”  “Difficult to watch at times but an excellent production”  “Very powerful, passionate” “Very intimate and very real”  “Powerful, real and deeply... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 – Doglife

‘DOGLIFE’ – part two of a trilogy devised with Thomas McCrudden who plays himself. Thomas was a gangland enforcer for organised crime who spent 5 years in prison for attempted murder. He passed the writings  about  his life as a criminal to... Continue Reading →

Practice based PhD with Queen Mary University London in September 2017

We are happy to announce that Jeremy Weller is invited to start Practice based PhD in September 2017, with Queen Mary University London.   This practice-based PhD project comprises a trilogy of plays written by me, and documentation of process in which Thomas,... Continue Reading →

Meet Thomas McCrudden, the violent criminal squaring up to his past on stage

There’s a scene in Doglife, one of this year’s most talked-about plays at the Edinburgh Fringe, where the wife of a Glaswegian gangland enforcer, confronting him about his job, suddenly writhes onstage as if experiencing the violence he inflicts on... Continue Reading →

“Inspiring Artists?”

Suzanne Lofthus, Cutting Edge Theatre I was already doing passion plays, and had contacted Jeremy to look at the possibility of working together. As we talked, I was inspired by the radical approach he had and that challenged me to take more... Continue Reading →

The Young Devolutionaries – BBC Radio 4

They are the generation who have grown up under devolution. Now, nine teenagers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales share their vision of the system that brought them up. Work with theatre, film director Jeremy weller, who directs their story.... Continue Reading →

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Bill Hare About Jeremy Weller

  THE ART OF DISCONTENT  If it is love that makes the world go round; it is discontent that motors the art world. Each new generation of young artists-if they have any serious ambitions to change the world- will be hostile... Continue Reading →

LIMBOLAND – FILM & EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Limboland:  3 year education programme funded by the Danish Government Departments of Education and Integration. The programme was based upon using a documentary filmed during the making of Limboland that was shown to second generation immigrant teenagers in Sweden, Norway,... Continue Reading →

Writer / Director residency, NHS – Local Communities and Minority Groups – Jan 2017 to march 2018 and beyond

Great News! Jeremy Weller has been  commissioned as a writer-director to develop a performance involving local communities around Little France and NHS staff including all levels of staff from doctors to cleaning staff. He could also make a film about... Continue Reading →

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