Andy Manley is a theatre artist based in the UK. He creates performances largely through devising, though has worked on several written projects. He directs or performs depending on what feels right for the project. He started to make his own work in 2006. Before that he was an actor. Andy works with a number of artists and collaborators to create his shows. Over the last few years he has specialised in creating performances for children and latterly work for the very young.
Come and visit a very special house where all is not as it seems. Watch the rooms and chimneys grow, and see how many shapes and textures you can spot!
My House was first performed at NEAC in February 2007. The production has gone on to capture the imaginations of young children at festivals in Scotland, Spain, Italy and Austria as well as the New Victory Theatre, New York as part of a season of Scottish Children’s Theatre supported by Imaginate and the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festival’s Expo Fund.
This is theatre that explores the boundaries. Not in terms of what it says, but in terms of who it speaks to. Which, in the case of My House, means children between the ages of 18 months and three years…It might look like child’s play, but it keeps its audience transfixed and proves that you can, indeed, create real theatre for this age group.THOM DIBDIN – EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
…its atmosphere of exploration, wonder and recognition is enthralling; and to judge by the excited response of some of the 18-month-olds in the front row, it hit their tiny, blossoming imaginations in exactly the right spot. JOYCE MCMILLAN – THE SCOTSMAN
PREMIERED @ Starcatchers Symposium 2007
Imaginate Festival | Edinburgh 2008
La Baracca Visioni Festival | Italy 2008
Accion Educativa | Madrid 2008
Bim Bam Festival Salzburg 2009
Bravo Festival Helsinki 2010
New Victory Theatre | New York 2009
A Coruna | Spain 2010
Theatre O.N | Berlin 2010
Kaolin et Barbotine Limoges 2011
Theater Lichtenstein 2011
Young at Art | Belfast 2012
Pepites – L’Art et les tout petits Festival Charlerois | France 2011