Core Team:

Joe Hancock

Joe is a Director, Performer and Project Manager. He studied Theatre and Directing at Glasgow University and RADA before setting up Boundless Theatre Co, and touring educational theatre productions throughout Britain, Europe and New Zealand. He has run workshops with children, adults with learning difficulties and weather forecasters. He has played Iago in a kilt, the mandolin in a howling gale, and a rabbit on stilts.

He has worked with The European Theatre Company, Quantum Theatre for Science, Manchester University, The University of Mikkeli in Finland, The New Zealand Ballet, The New Zealand International Arts Festival, Les Arts Sauts and Willdworks.

Alexander Warn

Alexander is a Performer and Writer. Studied Drama and Writing at Edge Hill University before teaching at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Toured ‘House of No Return’ with Oddbodies in 2006. Assistant stage managed and performed for Wildworks’ ‘The Beautiful Journey’. Appeared in all Burn the Curtain’s shows so far  – Henry’s Quest (2008), ‘Alice at Antony’ (2010), ‘The Adventure’s of Uncle Lubin’ (2011) and ‘The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle.’ (2012-13). Also appeared in Oddbodies award winning short film ‘Mrs Lustleigh’s Fancies’ (2010) and ‘The Nature of Angrove’ (2011). He played Glebe Spalding in ‘The Bureau of Extraordinance Survey’, and is now The Huntsman in ‘The Company of Wolves’.


Ruth Webb

Ruth Webb studied Fashion and Textiles in Edinburgh,worked as a leather bag maker and Jeweller, until she finally made it back to where she always wanted to be; a costume, props and set maker and designer.

She has worked with Burn the Curtain since their first production of Don Quixote, for which she made the bikes in to animals, and toured as stage manager. Since then she has performed in and designed the set for The Bureau of Extaordinence Survey, and Made costumes,props and puppet for The Company of Wolves. She has also run workshops for children and adults running alongside these shows.

She has worked also with: The Bike Shed Theatre on  The  Dumb Waiter, Edgar and the Land of Lost as well as  TNT Theatre, on The Little Prince. She is  is currently working with Theatre Rush, on The Story Barrow and with Theatre Alibi as design assistant.

Becca Savory

Becca was raised on a diet of Kneehigh Theatre and the Notting Hill Carnival, and has been in love with outdoor performance ever since.  She studied physical theatre and devising at LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts, 2005-07), and has worked on numerous site-responsive and interactive productions, including Hotel Medea and Lament for Medea with Zecora Ura & PJM in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the UK. Becca moved to the South-West in 2010, where she works as a performer, deviser and drama facilitator.  She began collaborating with Burn the Curtain in 2011, co-founding the Exeter Performers Playground, and is co-founder and performer with Exeter-based Inventmore Theatre.