New Writing & Theatre
‘Owdyado Theatre produce original work that tours across the UK. They specialise in darkly comic, narrative-driven drama and they love a good plot twist! Currently ‘Owdyado are expanding their theatrical anthology series Twisted Tales – a collection of plays for both stage and radio influenced by cult TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Inside No.9. ‘Owdyado collaborate with artists from Cornwall and the rest of the UK, and when not in the midst of a global pandemic tour their work all over the country. The co-Artistic Directors of the company are Charlotte Bister and Daniel Richards; both freelance actors and writers, with a background in theatre.
Artistic Director: Charlotte Bister
Charlotte studied English Literature and Theatre Studies at Lancaster University before going on to train as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In 2008 she got her first professional touring job with Miracle Theatre in Cornwall where she met Dan. A year later ‘Owdyado Theatre was born.
Charlotte has co-written, produced and acted in all ‘Owdyado shows to date including About A Bench, Wrongdoings and Wake Up Calls at the Stop-Off Motel, Above Bored, A View from the Edge, Twisted Tales Vol.1 and Twisted Tales Vol.2. Charlotte also works as a freelance actor and has performed with many other Cornwall-based companies including Miracle Theatre (Jason), Trebiggan Productions (Cider with Rosie), Collective Arts (The Trench 2016 & 2018 ) and The Eden Project.
Artistic Director: Daniel Richards
Dan began his professional theatre career working as a technician with Miracle Theatre during their Jason production. After meeting Charlotte and forming ‘Owdyado, Dan went on to co write, produce and act in all of ‘Owdyado’s subsequent productions.
Also a freelance actor, Dan has performed in many shows for Miracle Theatre, including A Perfect World, The Cherry Orchard, Tartuffe and Cat’s Cradle as well as working with Trebiggan Productions (Cider with Rosie), Collective Arts (The Trench 2016) and cube theatre (The Crucible).