Quill and Inkling is a new company that was set up to provide exciting theatrical experiences. Beth Miller and Ivan Wilkinson are the founder members.
Ivan Wilkinson is an actor with 12 years of professional touring experience. He is highly skilled at stage combat and is a published playwright, his adaptation of "Kidnapped" toured successfully in the UK in 2014.
Beth Miller has been instrumental in organising and stage managing tours abroad, primarily in Italy, in recent years. Her experiences range from Shakespeare to children's theatre. Her artistic skills have been utilised in the making of masks and props in recent projects.
Since our inception we successfully completed a ‘legends’ project in the North East of England, incorporating mask and movement work, and a Burns night in Bedfordshire, which involved our other passion, live music.
It is important for us that we are able to offer people a good company to work with and a company that treats them fairly. We believe that any creative who contributes to our company deserves to be paid for their work, so we will be paying all actors from our own pockets, and funds raised here will go towards the other production costs.
Your generosity will also cover amongst other things:
- Venue Costs
- Costume & set
- Flyers & posters
For our first full length production we are very excited to portray the true story of ‘Cora Pearl,’ a provocative and scandalous character who escaped dull 1850s London for Gay Paris, becoming the most celebrated and influential courtesan of the second French Empire.
Set during the 1850s and 1860s this drama explores her rise to fame and the rather modern challenges she faced. From gossip and outrage in the press to riots in the streets and moralistic politicians, Cora’s quick wit, ingenuity (and some other talents), made her the epitome of glamour.