Bringing a spark of life to stories that have been forgotten or looking for creative re-invention. The company has a growing reputation for delivering inspiring and entertaining theatre in both conventional and non-theatre settings.
JAMES HILLIER- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Most recently James directed the Sam Shepard play A Lie of the Mind as well as The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams at the Grange Hotel in Holborn in 2012 and at The Langham, London in 2014. Hard Feelings by Doug Lucie, The Armour by Ben Ellis and Insignificance by Terry Johnson in New York. For film, James has directed a number of shorts, winning awards at Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. He trained at RADA and has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television.
TRISH WADLEY- CONSULTING PRODUCER
As Executive producer for Defibrillator between 2013-2017 Trish produced A Lie of the Mind, Speech&Debate, The Hotel Plays, Hard Feelings, The One Day of the Year, The Armour and Insignificance. As an independent producer, The Red Lion (Trafalgar Studios) Burning Bridges (Theatre503) and as co-producer, My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). Trish is a Stage One Bursary recipient and director of The Uncertainty Principle.