In the Light Everything is Brighter | Meet Nell

11 Jul 2018

With their debut show on the horizon, we're getting to know each of the 12-strong company who make up this year's Made in Bristol company, WILDERBEAST. Next up, Nell O'Hara!

Tell us a little about yourself and how you made it into this year’s Made in Bristol company.
I have always loved theatre, be it creating it, watching it or reading it, and I knew it was what I wanted to do. I started doing Young Company when I was 15 and got to know about Made In Bristol through that. I knew some people who had done it in previous years and I decided to apply - which turned out to be a great idea! 

What’s been your top moment of Made in Bristol so far?
There have been so many!!!! One that will stick with me was creating our early years Christmas show Ice Ice Baby. It was amazing to devise a children’s show from scratch and get such a beautiful reaction from the audiences. That was definitely a top moment this year. But there are loads of other crazy, silly moments that have galvanised us as a group and made us feel connected.

What does WILDERBEAST mean to you?
WILDERBEAST’s meaning is still growing and changing for me as we continue discovering who we are and what we want to make, but it makes me feel strong and supported by the company and it gives me a sense of wildness and playfulness. 

Is there anything exciting you can reveal about this year’s show?
No, it’s top secret… if I tell you, i’d have to kill you. sorry.

What are you looking forward to on completion of the course?
Hopefully having a full show (fingers crossed) that we have created together and has a part of us all in it. Being part of a company and working closely alongside thirteen other young theatre makers has given me an unforgettable experience - I look forward to the friendships I’ve made in the group developing.

Give us a quick fun-fact about yourself!
I give good stick and poke tattoos to my friends… I give bad ones to myself. 

This year's Made in Bristol company return to 1532 Performing Arts Centre to present their visceral new show 18–21 July. For more information and to book tickets, click here.