• Stuart directed a Forum theatre piece, Rising, which toured hostels and prisons with great success; an excellent show, which was pacy, moving and inventively staged. Adrian Jackson, Artistic Director and CEO at Cardboard Citizens

  • Stuart’s drive and creativity has always been at the core of Theatre Is... and he has been instrumental in putting the company at the forefront of the development of arts as a tool to enrich the lives of disadvantaged young people. Jo Askham, Former Chair of Theatre Is

  • Stuart’s ability to build positive relationships with our young people has been fantastic. Herts Young Homeless works with young people who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and Stuart demonstrates a deep understanding of the challenges they have faced. Leonie Maddin, Live Life Team Leader

  • About All Fall Away: 'The work might seem less impressive than it is without a superb production from Stuart Mullins. It spirits you away to the vast metropolis. Samantha's son, possibly autistic, is played by a puppet, brilliantly manipulated by Seong Kyun Yoo... At the raging drama's still centre is Tanya Franks's shining Samantha, a woman who is gloriously and essentially human in her courage and determination.' Lyn Gardner The Guardian

  • Stuart shares a passion with Identity, to develop a more diverse and representative industry with regards theatre, film and TV. Sam Miller Head of Acting Identity School of Acting

  • Stuart is a dynamic workshop leader who inspired the students to engage fully with improvisation and forum theatre work and left them with a strong understanding of the genre and a genuine desire to make their own work. Diana Hillier, Head of Drama, Fulham School

Before the Fall at Identity School of Acting

Before the Fall was a devised production that told the story of a divided family living in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Working with the students in the Advanced stage of their Identity School of Acting training was an immense pleasure. The students were asked to create their own 'immersive' performance; with my support they wrote their own script and designed the costume and set. 

All Fall Away With Pursued by a Bear at Theatre503

In 2004 in collaboration with Theatre 503 and Tanya Franks Company Stock-pot Productions we produced Said Sayrafiezadeh extraordinarily poetic script to critical acclaim. Working with acclaimed cellist Simon McCorry, South Korean puppeteer Seong Kyun Yoo and visual artist Andy Burgess this powerful and ambitious piece extended its run and filled out London’s most vibrant fringe venue. Lyn Gardner gave us a fantastic four star review in The Guardian.

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Rising with Cardboard Citizens

Produced by Cardboard Citizens, funded by the Linbury Trust, a Forum Theatre production written by Femi Keeling. 

Toured to 14 hostels including One Housing's Arlington House, 3 prisons including Thameside and Wormwood Scrubs, 2 youth centres including the New Horizon Youth Centre and City Hall. 

At City Hall, seen here as an original live feed from the main chamber, we were joined by an invited audience who took part in a panel discussion that included the Deputy Mayor, James Murray, representatives from organisations such NACRO, St Mungo's and the Trussell Trust. 

Forum Theatre is a specific type of theatre event. The form, originally designed by Augusto Boal and developed by Cardboard Citizens, asks the audience to watch the central character and imagine what else they could do to avoid the possibility of becoming homeless. 

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FreeFall written Anna Reynolds and co produced with Unit Twenty Three

Freefall written by Anna Reynolds, produced in collaboration with Unit Twenty Three, a Norfolk based social enterprise. 

Funded by Arts Council England Lottery funds. Toured to schools throughout the East of England; including five schools in Hertfordshire funded by the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council in partnership with Young Carers in Herts. Also toured to Hertford Theatre, The Place in Bedford, March Town Hall in the Fens and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. 

Fusing movement and words, choreographed by Helen Parlor, with a moving and atmospheric sound track from Simon McCorry, Freefall was artistically ambitious and emotionally engaging. Kirsty Jackson played Jas, and was extraordinary in this one woman piece telling the story of Jas, a Vlogger and young adult carer aged 16, reflecting on her life.

The project aimed to find 'hidden' young carers. Theatre can be an effective medium with the ability to affect and move in a way that other approaches may not. Freefall is determined to celebrate the heroism of these extraordinary young people, a secret army that the State chooses to ignore. 

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Hidden in partnership with Forest Forge Theatre Company supported by the Farnham Maltings

Produced by Forest Forge Theatre Company, Hidden, an adaptation by Vickie Donoghue of Miriam Halahmy's award winning novel. Toured to 15 secondary schools including Fortismere, 'Wowsers!  What a fabulous morning we had!  The teachers who came (which included our head teacher) were absolutely delighted with the involvement of our kids and this is all down to a) extraordinary acting b) a brilliant script and c) an excellent book (and all the bits in between).' 

Three venues including the Portsmouth Guild Hall as part of the Journeys Festival. Hidden also toured to the Alyth Synagogue as part of a local peace initiative. 

Set on Hayling Island, this intense drama, set over 24 hours in the life of white British schoolgirl Alix and her classmate Iraqi refugee Samir, the play tells the story of their dilemma when faced with the prospect of saving the illegally trafficked asylum seeker, Mohammed on Hayling Island.  

Toured to young audiences in the autumn of 2018 for year groups 6 to 9. 

'Dear Miss.  What a wonderful play!  The acting was fabulous, storyline brilliant and it was very eye opening.  I loved it.' Year 7 pupil at Fortismere School, London 

Produced in collaboration with Forest Forge Theatre Company. Funded by Arts Council England and House Theatre

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Tiny Treasures with Theatre Hullabaloo

Tiny Treasures was produced by Theatre Hullabaloo and the Young Carers Revolution of York and toured to primary schools in the north east of England. Under the revised title 'Hidden', It was recently adjudged to be one of the top 50 plays for young audiences.

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With Theatre Is… Master Juba

Produced in collaboration with Greenwich and Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, Master Juba toured to theatres in London and the greater south east. Written by Dr Michael McMillan it told the story of William Henry Lane, a historical character that Michael had found in the process of his research with regards the history of slavery.

William Henry Lane Aka Master Juba is seen as the originator of Tap Dance. As a freed slave living in New York, he was influenced by West African dance and Irish dance. We combined the dance with animation created by students from the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire with spoken work, creating a visceral, political and challenging piece for young audiences.

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