The Almeida Theatre team

Dani Parr

Dani ParrDani Parr is Director of Participation and Work for Young People at Almeida Theatre. She was previously Associate Director at Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, where she directed over 30 plays. She was also Associate Director for Pentabus Theatre, Education Associate for Birmingham Rep and was a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Acting at Northampton University.

For Wizard Presents, Dani adapted and directed Michael Morpurgo’s books Why the Whales Came and I Believe in Unicorns, which have both toured all over the UK and internationally. I Believe in Unicorns performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and won an Argus Angel award at Brighton Festival. Dani wrote and directed Bear and Butterfly for Theatre Hullaballoo and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, and co-directed Moominsummer Madness with Polka Theatre. She won two awards for her immersive show Flathampton at Brighton Festival: the Argus Angel award for artistic innovation; and the Latest award for Best Children’s Event. She has also programmed the Take Off Festival, an international festival of theatre work for children and young people, and directed Dream Space, an immersive adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream, for Shakespeare’s Globe.

Clemmie ForfarClemmie Forfar

Clemmie is Producer for this project at Almeida Theatre; Associate Producer for Glass Half Full Productions; and Executive Producer of new writing company, Made By Brick. Work in development includes commissions by Headlong, Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre. Clemmie’s previous work includes Saxon Court (Southwark Playhouse) and Responsible Other (Hampstead Theatre). As a freelance producer, she has worked for The Old Vic Community Company, producing Housed (The Old Vic), Ages (The Old Vic Workrooms) and Rise (Millennium Green). She has also worked as Associate Producer for a number of the Old Vic’s gala events. Other experience includes Festival Coordinator and Production Assistant on the Almeida Greeks Festival (Almeida); The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution (Finborough); a year-long residency as Associate Producer (The Yard) producing the NOW 13 and Class of 13 festivals; and Assistant Producer for Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre).