Tamsin Shasha

Artistic Director
Trained at Oxford School of Drama and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier

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Tamsin trained at Oxford School of Drama, Ecole Philippe Gaulier and National Centre for Circus Arts. She co-founded aod in 1993 and for them has worked as producer, performer, director and movement coach.

Tamsin has collaborated on the majority of aod’s productions working with many leading physical theatre and dance practitioners including Marcello Magni (Complicité), with whom she co-directed Oedipus, Thea Barnes (Phoenix Dance) on Antigone and George Mann (Theatre Ad Infinitum) on Helen. She co-wrote and performed in the solo aerial drama Bacchic (national and international tour) working with award winning director Jonathan Young, with whom she co-wrote Helen. She has played many tragic and comic roles for the company including Medea, Antigone, Dionysus and Lysistrata and she directed a new version of the latter for a national tour in 2016. Other theatre credits include Misterioso (Riverside Studios) and The Extraordinary Cabaret of Dorian Gray (West End). She produced, mentored on and directed aod's production of Antigone in 2017 after co-producing She Denied Nothing for the Brighton Fringe earlier in the year, in association with Faye Hughes.

She is currently working on a new aerial commission with aerialist Maisy Taylor entitled Everything I See I Swallow, which premiered at The Lowry as part of Week 53 festival in May 2018.

 

News

  • Bacchae is an exploration of the charisma and potential cruelty of power. Tamsin Shasha stars in David Stuttard's translation with classical theatre specialists Actors of Dionysus. Bring a picnic and enjoy... Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets

  • Helen is currently on road for a limited season only 10th - 19th May. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets)

  • Lysistrata is currently on road for a limited season only 22 Feb - 24th March. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and how to book tickets)

  • On June 23rd aod appeared at Bradfield College for their inaugural Arts Festival...

  • After a fantastic night at Spruce Wood Kingston on July 4th we have been invited to perform the play at Allington Castle on Sunday 27th September. For more details click here.

  • 2014 sees aod celebrate its 21st birthday. For this occasion we have produced a special anniversary brochure detailing aodProductions, aodEducation and aodEvents..

  • On Sat 12th July aod held a small launch of their new Sappho CD The Sweetness of Honey at a private house in London.  The evening was  a great success and there was much enjoyment to be had.  To view pics of the event please click here...

  • We are delighted and grateful to have received funding from The Arts Council England toward our forthcoming research and development project, Helen. The funding will enable us to explore the potential of Helen, and continue our development toward new artistic territory...

  • Bettany Hughes in discussion with David Stuttard on the subject of Medea and C5th BC Women as broadcast at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of aod’s run with Medea from 12th – 15th Nov 2013

  • This Autumn (Nov 11-15th) aod return to the Rose Theatre Kingston with a new production of Euripides’ masterpiece of sexual jealousy and revenge, Medea...

  • On 18th November 2010 Tamsin was interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Andrew Edwards. This was to coincide with the company’s sell-out performance of Lysistrata at Square Chapel in Halifax. After a shaky start the interview became very entertaining indeed…

  • Yes – very nigh. The nigh is now – tonight in fact. The last performance of aod’s Autumn tour of Lysistrata will be performed tonight at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead. To all of those attending tonight, and indeed any other nights you may have attended – I hope the evening is, and was, hugely enjoyable...

  • Well the rumours are true, it’s official – Lysistrata is sold out in London! But luckily we have  added a matinee so all of you late-comers still have a chance to get tickets....

  • Lysistrata is well and truly out there. The tour has been all over the country and has been shown to many a full house. From the Buxton Opera House, to the Jersey Arts Centre, Norwich Playhouse and the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny to name but a few...

  • A few weeks ago (that’s how up to date I am with blogs!) a researcher from Radio 4’s Today programme enquired as to whether aod would be interested in recording a short piece about the Economic Crisis in Greece – all roads led to us she said! ...