WHO IS WILDCHILD?

MEET SOME OF THE GANG!

The cultural divide has grown steadily. What started as a cultural gap has now become a cultural chasm.

A void has been created between those who have and those who have not, those who are understood and recognised and those who are not.

Access to the arts, both in education and in day to day life provides alternative perspectives of the world, a variety of methods for self expression, tools for creative thinking and confidence to communicate.

A creative mind questions, challenges and empathises. A creatively confident person is proud to use their voice. Increasingly, this is a state of being that is obtainable solely by the privileged.

WildChild will harness and channel the energies and creativity of the young people we work with. We will empower them to develop and voice their opinions. We will support them to overcome the hurdles in their way and to unleash the WildChild within them.

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Oliver Lansley

Oliver Lansley is the Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles. He is a writer, director, producer and actor. Oliver is a best selling playwright and has seen his work produced all around the world as well as being translated into several different languages. He is also a past winner of Channel Four’s Multi-Talented Award and also a Broadcast magazine HOTSHOT and co-created BBC 2 series WHITES, and Rose D’or nominated ITV2 series FM. Other work includes Nick Frost series MR SLOANE and Alan Davies LITTLE CRACKER for Sky, which he also directed.

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Christa Harris

Christa is an Associate Theatre Director for Olivier-nominated Les Enfants Terribles & Resident Director for Back to the Future the Musical. As a Regional Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC and Operations Coordinator for Return Fundraising, she has worked to head up huge campaigns for Birmingham Service Centres and the likes of Macmillan Cancer Research, Scope, & NSDF. She has extensive, hands-on experience as a youth theatre practitioner working with Shakespeare Schools Foundation, NYT, Arcola Youth Theatre & the Birmingham Young REP. Christa has also worked as a Talent Agent for leading diverse agency, Sharon Henry Management.

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OUR PATRONS 

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PAAPA ESSIEDU

I May Destroy You, Royal Shakespeare Company, 2016 winner of Ian Charleson Award

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LUCIAN MSAMATI

I Game Of Thrones, His Dark Materials, Royal Shakespeare Company

SURANNE JONES

Doctor Foster, Vigil, Coronation Street, BAFTA TV Award 2016 for Best Actress

NICOLA SHINDLER

Multi award winning TV producer, Executive producer / Chief Executive of Quay Street Productions

& PARTNERS 

JASON SCOTT - TAGGART

Senior Director of Service Operations of Kantar

TESSA WALKER

A Symphony of Us, Big, Big, Sky, Hampstead Theatre

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