LaPelle’s Factory are highly experienced in delivering workshops, masterclasses, artist talks, residencies and mentoring for participants from varying backgrounds, from beginners through to professional artists.

Both Olwen and Ollie lecture within university contexts, consequently they balance robust academic theory with the down ‘n’ dirty play of creativity as and when appropriate.

They specialise in:

– Devised theatre
– Live art
– Postdramatic performance
– Live camera feeds / Multimedia
– Audience interaction
– Dramaturgy

Their flagship participatory event is:


… a 12-hour theatrical lock-in for anyone interested in rapid-response theatre-making and staying up really, really late.

The Night Shift was an eye opening and creative fuelled evening. If there’s one thing I’ve taken away it’s that you should take fun seriously, from the tiniest of moments to the most absurdParticipant 

Part devising workshop, part performance-making free-for-all, 10-20 participants are selected via expressions of interest – and, together, LaPelle’s Factory collaborate with them to make a ensemble-based piece of performance throughout the course of the night.

The work is then shared, bleary-eyed, the next morning to anyone who may be interested or curious.

“The Night Shift was by far one of the most bizarre, surreal experiences of my life. It brilliantly managed to blur the lines between work and play. Through improvisation, communication and performance it allowed me to branch out and explore my creativity from an entirely new perspective. I think it is a brilliant night for anyone whose focus on the ‘final product’ distracts them from the joy that comes from the process of making. Meeting like-minded creatives and sharing such an intense evening together really teaches you a lot about yourselfParticipant 

The Night Shift works particularly well within festival contexts and for groups of BA / MA students and other practising artists – who are not necessarily from a performance background.

Age guidance: 18+

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