Lost in the Neuron Forest
A Peter Rabbit Tale
Alison Neighbour designs for theatre, film, events and installations. She trained at RADA following an English, Writing & Performance MA at the University of York. Most often, her work responds to the site and community in which it is performed. Alison is particularly interested in creating performance in unusual spaces, and bringing the unexpected into everyday environments. She is also founder and co-artistic director of Bread & Goose theatre company. Bread & Goose was formed with the aim of creating engaging journeys for audiences, through a design-led approach and collaborative working practices. The company’s production Lost in the Neuron Forest was performed at the World Stage Design Festival 2013, and toured the UK in 2014-15. The company is currently developing Siege and Return, two linked site-specific pieces inspired by Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.
Alison also works as a tutor and facilitator. In 2014, she set up the Memory Store, a mobile library of memories. The Memory Store is touring alongside Lost in the Neuron Forest, and was created through community workshops across the UK, particularly targeting groups with dementia. Alison has also taught design at Lesoco, RADA, and CSM, and works with various emerging companies as a mentor and design consultant.
Her most recent design work includes the award-winning Ross & Rachel by James Fritz (BAC, NY, UK tour 2017), Constellations (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Spine (Soho Theatre, UK tour 2016, Edinburgh Fringe First & Herald Angel winner), and Much Further Out Than You Thought (Molino Group). Other work includes A Peter Rabbit Tale (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Back2Back: Beethoven & Barber (Oval Space, The Little Orchestra), The Curtain (Young Vic), Fear (RADA lab), Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Chapter Arts Centre & touring); Phenomenal People (Camden People’s Theatre & ARC, Stockton); I Told You This Would Happen (ARC Stockton & touring); Square Bubble (National Theatre: Watch This Space); The Eyes Have It (Imagine Watford); Wedding (Shoreditch Town Hall); The Literary Ball (L’institut Francais); Spectra (mac, Birmingham); Romeo & Juliet: Unzipped (Salisbury Playhouse); Followers (Southwark Playhouse); Used Blood Junkyard (Arcola).