ChewBoy Productions is not your average theatre company. Working across a wide range of art forms, from theatre and film to visual arts poetry and animation, ChewBoy Productions aims to create entertaining, surrealist and abstract work that makes people laugh but packs a very reach punch.
The company was set up in February 2018 by founders Georgie Bailey and Hal Darling, who met at the Chichester Festival Theatre and their friendship grew from there. The pair love meeting new people and crating new working relationships, and this is at the heart of the company.
Their core value is:
creating work that sticks and leaves you with something to chew on long after you’ve experienced it
After creating their first project, ChewBoy Productions found that audience interpretation was a huge part of their work “with no two-people taking away the same things”. Building on this idea, they now hope to create unique experiences for everyone who interacts with their work.
The team are constantly looking for new and inventive ways to make this original work, whilst keeping fun and entertainment at the centre of it.
After receiving four and five-star reviews at its run at the Tristan Bates Theatre last August, ChewBoy Productions are proud to bring back their debut play EUAN, where it’ll be taking a Fringe Tour this summer. Opening in the Brighton Fringe from 20 – 26 May and then heading to Guildford, The Isle of Wight and London, EUAN has taught ChewBoy Productions that there is a real demand for the type of work they are creating.
Since opening last year, ChewBoy Productions have learnt that having just a team of three to put together the whole show, as well as the other aspects involved in making a show – such as the marketing, writing, producing, technical and more – is not time effective! For this year’s run, they’ve got a new fantastic director on board to shape and refine the piece, meaning this year’s production of EUAN will be the best you’ve seen yet!
As well as EUAN, ChewBoy Productions have also produced The Process Trilogy – a series of new short films focusing on audience interpretation. For this show:
Audience members were invited to answer questions and their answers formed the edits of the films they got to watch
Which resulted in some incredible feedback.
The team are in the process of producing an illustrated poetry collection. The main reason they believe their work is important is because ChewBoy Productions champions “new and emerging voices and give them their own platform to fulfil their creative potential”. By next year, the team hope to have worked with at least 20 different artists across their projects, so if you’re an artist working with any medium and from any background, age or ethnicity, get in touch with ChewBoy Productions to start working with them!
Quick Fire Questions
- In the theatre world, who inspires you? “As a writer, I’d love to be like Gary Owen, Caryl Churchill or Simon Longman”
- What is your favourite show that you’ve seen? “Misty by Arinze Kene. Utterly incredible”
- What is your favourite genre of theatre? “New writing and spoken word”
- What do you think we need more of in theatre? “collaborative work between entirely different companies”