HerStories

A celebration of extraordinary women through song. To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2024 I am performing a concert of songs that I have written over the years about extraordinary women from smugglers to suffragettes and nurses to political campaigners. I’ve had the great pleasure of researching the stories of inspirational women over a number … Read more

Pop Up Pedestal: Florence

The Pop-Up Pedestal is a street theatre performance that explores the concept of statues in public spaces and social justice themes of representation, protest and gender equality. The piece was inspired by the song ‘Pedestal’ (watch the video here) which I wrote for my touring production ‘Florence‘ and it questions who we commemorate in our … Read more

Pop Up Pedestal: Queen Mary I

PUP:QMI was commissioned by Yesterday’s Story to explore Queen Mary the First’s lasting legacy for the people of Chippenham. Read more about Chippenham’s connection to Queen Mary I and the council’s misappropriation of funds derived from the lands Mary gave to the people of Chippenham on the Chippenham Borough Lands website. Photos: Robert Willis Photography

Pop Up Pedestal: Hidden Histories

The Pop Up Pedestal continues to explore lesser know stories from the past with a greater focus on diversity and inclusion. Louise has collaborated with a team of artists and you can see the research and development stages in the video below.

Pop Up Pedestal

The Pop-Up Pedestal is a street theatre performance that explores the concept of statues in public spaces and social justice themes of representation, protest and gender equality. The piece was inspired by the song ‘Pedestal’ (watch the video here) which I wrote for my touring production ‘Florence‘ and it questions who we commemorate in our … Read more

The Hard Way

The Hard Way

The Hard Way: the story of working class suffragette Hannah Mitchell. From a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate, The Hard Way is a one-woman show of storytelling with song based on Hannah’s real life story. With two weeks’ formal schooling behind her and through her sheer force of character, … Read more

No Petticoats Here

No Petticoats Here tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through original song and storytelling. These songs recognise the extraordinary and inspirational achievements of women working in many spheres. From the women footballers who kept the sport alive during the First World War to the aspiring teenage journalist who dressed as a … Read more

Florence

Florence

‘Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale’ was researched and written 2019-2020, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The show explores Florence’s work as a pioneering statistician, social reformer and political influencer through original song and storytelling, connecting Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues … Read more

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