A place to find out more about what MeeMee Theatre as been getting up to and what we're currently working on.  

  • Swedish Exchange with Project A, April 2019

    Our Artistic Director Pady O' Connor has had the pleasure of creating a wonderfully playful space with students from Skara Skolscen Sweden and Project A. It is truly magical when people come together with no preconceived ideas, just an openness to explore, be curious and connect. There were many special moments, time to create and time to dream. May playfulness like this always continue.
  • Life Story Work with Blue Cabin, Ongoing 2019

    We have been creatively dreaming as part of the Life Story Work project with Blue Cabin, recently delivering some training to Social Workers. It is an ongoing project where we will bring the beauty, spirit and curiosity of MeeMee Theatre's worlds to children and young people in care. It is always exciting to be working alongside such wonderful artists, taking a step into the unknown, laughing and making connections.
  • 'Our Cool Cousin',Training with Told By An Idiot, March 2019

    Our Artistic Director Pady has recently travelled to London to play with Told by an Idiot's Paul Hunter exploring the influence and use/inspiration of film in theatre; "what a pleasure to be creating alongside some wonderfully playful theatre makers, such a sharing space, so open, always a true pleasure to be with Paul Hunter, reminds me how beautiful theatre can be. An inspiring time to nurture where another part of my heart lies the theatre director within."
  • Open Studios, March 2019

    MeeMee Theatre opened up our studio over the weekend to show an installation of some of our growing developing worlds of theatre and curiosities.
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal's Project A, March 2019

    MeeMee Theatre has had another beautiful journey of discovery, play and creativity with the new year of students at Project A. It has been a truly wonderful experience exploring Commedia Dell'Arte, Mask, Clown and Le Jeu with such an open and inquisitive ensemble of students.
  • University of Sunderland, Actors Training and Talks, October 2018

    Our Artistic Director Pady has had the pleasure of teaching first-year students at University of Sunderland. It was a beautiful and fun experience looking at building characters and stories, through the playful inquisitive space to discover the physicality of Commedia dell’Arte, Mask and, Clowning.
  • Playin Human Conference, September 2018

    A beautiful time was had at the Playing Human Conference in London where our Artistic Director Pady shared the worlds of MeeMee Theatre. Connecting, sharing and, playing with so many people over the two days of the conference was truly a beautiful experience.
  • Building Palaces with Unfolding Theatre, August 2018

    As part of the Great Exhibition of the North we were delighted to be invited to be part of Unfolding Theatre's Building Palaces at Northern Stage's Self-Built Utopias exhibition. It was a beautiful experience sharing our Palace of Play with the public, inviting them to delve deeper into the magical worlds of MeeMee Theatre.
  • Training with Told By An Idiot, July 2018

    Our Artistic Director Pady has been excitingly part of an intensive training course with Paul Hunter (Told By An Idiot) in 'The Role of the Director in the Devising Process'. It was an incredibly playful and inspirational time, finding and discovering in an exciting and creatively positive open space.
  • Worlds of Curiosity and Play visits the TODYS, July 2018

    We had a brilliant time bringing Worlds of Curiosity and Play to the TODYS at the Hub, Barnard Castle. The group were fantastically imaginative creating beautiful mask pieces, sharing stories and, playing with music - it was a wonder-filled day!
  • The Playing Human Conference, Sept 2018

    We've been planning for Playing Human conference in September in London where Pady will be sharing some of MeeMee Theatre's worlds and philosophies. Make sure to check it out here:
  • NORTH Training at Northern Stage, February - May 2018

    Our Artistic Director Pady has finished a ten-week training programme at Northern Stage as part of NORTH. Taking a group of 16 actors from the region through Commedia dell'Arte, Play, Mask, Physical Theatre and, Clown as well as sharing MeeMee's philosophies and approaches in these areas. "A world of playfulness and togetherness in which discoveries and inspirations are found in abundance!" - Participant
  • Worlds of Curiosity and Play visits with Blue Cabin CIC, March 2018

    MeeMee Theatre was invited to deliver our Worlds of Curiosity and Play to a respite centre in Darlington by Blue Cabin CIC. Pady took them through all of the theatre elements looking at mask, puppetry and, play. Much fun was had...!
  • Project A, February 2018

    Pady wrapped up his week of intensive training as part of the Theatre Royals' Project A programme training young actors in the region. As always it is a fantastic experience for all involved sharing the play and laughter alongside developing the young actors abilities and confidence in Commedia Dell'Arte, Clown, Play, Physical Theatre and, Mask. "If I could sum up my experience in one sentence: the fun and wonderfully playful experience which not only taught me many things and allowed new discoveries but also further brought the group together as an ensemble." - Participant
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal's Project A, February 2018

    MeeMee Theatre has excitingly been invited back to run a series of five masterclasses as part of the Theatre Royal's Project A. All sessions are run by our Artistic Director Pady O'Connor and they take the students through some of the core elements and philosophies of MeeMee Theatre. It will be the third time that we've been involved in the project and we are very much looking forward to working with the new group! To see some images of the previous masterclasses MeeMee has done with Project A groups checkout our project pages. Project A is a one year actor training programme for student between 18 -25 and is delivered from within Newcastle Theatre Royal. To find out more click here:
  • Clown, Commedia and Mask at Northern Stage, 2018

    Excited to announce that our Artistic Director Pady will be running a series of masterclasses in Clown, Commedia dell'Arte and, Mask as part of Northern Stage's NORTH actor training programme from February to April 2018. To find out more have a look here:
  • CatyWompus, February 2018

    As part of TIN Arts Flex Dance our Artistic Director Pady O'Connor will be appearing in CatyWompus on Saturday 10th February at Dance City. You can find out and see more here:
  • Exploring in Devising Theatre with David Glass, January 2018

    Our Artistic Director Pady has recently been training with David Glass in London as part of the London Mime Festival. He had an incredibly inspiring time playing, listening and, sharing as part of the two-day intensive course exploring the philosophies and practices of David Glass. Pady has brought back an amazing array of tools to employ in MeeMee's theatrical work, projects and, masterclasses.
  • The Crochet Brothers: Sunderland Stages

    MeeMee Theatre presents the bomfuzzling world of the “Crochet Brothers” a playful, musical travelling theatre piece led by the storytelling clown duo of L. Prang and Boston. The Crochet Brothers are for anybody from one to one hundred with a playful spirit, and combines magical musical instruments, clown, Commedia dell’Arte and, traditional travelling storytelling. Recently seen at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in their Half Term Curiosities on 25th October 2017, keep an artful eye-out for them popping up here, there and, everywhere in their timeless travelling machine filled with wonder and delights...and a llama!
  • Worlds of Curiosity and Play with After Adoption, 2017

    MeeMee Theatre has brought the travelling visual world of wonder that is Worlds of Curiosity and Play to After Adoption for the fourth year. Working with the brilliant young people we take them through journeys of discovery using theatre, music and making. Please visit our Worlds of Curiosity and Play page to find out more about it.
  • Sunderland University Talks and Training, October 2017

    At the end of October our Artistic Director led two days of talks and training with students at Sunderland University, looking at how theatre, health and wellbeing are interlinked, MeeMee Theatre's philosophies and practices, alongside training in Clown and Mask.
  • Bringing MeeMee Theatre's worlds to Beacon Hill Arts, October 2017

    Our Worlds of Curiosity and Play visited the Viewfinder group at Beacon Hill Arts, a film company that works with young people with learning difficulties, autism and additional needs. As part of the session the group took a journey through mask, clown and, physical/visual theatre, to explore different ways of creating, visualising and telling stories and characters. A lot of fun was had!
  • IncludFEST Tees Valley, July 2017

    Heavy rain could not stop MeeMee Theatre bringing Worlds of Curiosity and Play to IncludFEST Tees Valley. Tucked away inside a tent of wonder, people were asked to peak behind the red curtain and enter a magical visual world of masks, unique objects, costumes, music, stories and, performance to take exciting journeys of fun, curiosity and, play.
  • Patch Adams and the "Living a Life of Joy" Conference, April 2017

    Our Artistic Director, Pady was invited to talk at the UnitedMinds ‘Living a Life of Joy’ Conference in London, speaking alongside Patch Adams. It was an amazing opportunity to present the unique philosophies of MeeMee Theatre that have developed over many years, focusing on creating visual, physical and, playful worlds of theatre, that connect with people of all ages and abilities. Pady also shared his journey as a Clown Doctor and the wonderful connections made over ten years, alongside looking at the beauty of the Clown and the powerful symbol of the red nose and how it’s been a huge part of his life. Pady will be appearing (and speaking) at the next United Minds Conference "The Playing Human" in 2018. We'll be posting more about it closer to the event but if you want to find out more have a look at their website here:
  • Leaving Lawnmowers, December 2016

    After over eight years working as Artistic Director of the Fool Ensemble at Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, Pady O’Connor left with the fondest of memories to continue building and developing MeeMee Theatre’s projects and theatre shows.