Visionary company is a theatre collective dedicated to creating challenging and unusual performances and workshops inspired by visionary artists and thinkers. Our current project, ‘Albion, Awake!’ explores the life and work of one of the world’s greatest visionaries, William Blake. Future plans for projects include performances based on Artaud, Lorca and Van Gogh. Visionary Company also offers a range of workshops and Dramatherapy sessions.
Toby Pritchard [Performer] trained at the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona and Rose Bruford in London. His past performances include five productions with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company at the Theatre Royal, Bristol and most recently at the Lantern, Colston Hall in Bristol; at The Bunker, London Bridge; at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona and at the Rêves D’Avant L’Aube Festival in Paris as a member of Bred in the Bone theatre company. He has just finished a year’s residency at Bristol Old Vic, as part of the Made in Bristol programme.
Stephen Pritchard [Director] read English at Oxford and studied Blake’s Vala, or the Four Zoas for a PhD. As a music journalist he interviewed Peter Gabriel, then joined with him as a co-founder of the WOMAD Festival. Six years in performing arts was followed by twenty-eight years experimenting with psychophysical work through pedagogy and performance. Stephen has also produced eight drama films for global distribution.
Dr. Ian Frampton [Production Designer] has worked on design and technical theatre since an internship at Bristol Old Vic in 1984, collaborating with Stephen Pritchard in theatre projects in England, Sweden, France and Spain; with contemporary dance choreographer Mia Pezaro in Amsterdam; with WildWorks Theatre Company and at the York Mediale festival.
Images courtesy of Yale Center for British Art