Clare in Lion head costume

Live Performance and Digital Experiences

"exquisitely crafted & often painfully funny" The Guardian

"Innovative, surreal and experimental" The Stage


TALKSHOW (formerly TOOT), is Clare Dunn, Stu Barter and Faith Dodkins.

We create and deliver live performance, participatory projects and work for digital platforms where the audience has a role to play.

Our work flips modern fears and anxieties into collective experiences, often taking a familiar setting (a focus group, a classroom, a TV studio) and transforming it to reveal something new.

We work with a wide array of collaborators and expect everyone, audiences and performers alike, to dive in; but don’t worry, we’ll take good care of you!

Read about Clare, Stu and Faith, or continue below for details of our work, calendar, and participation opportunities.

Clare Dunn

CLARE DUNN is a theatre maker, arts educator and sometimes illustrator.

Since 2004 she has worked with devising and touring companies in the U.K and Europe, alongside creating theatre practice and skills workshops for secondary and undergraduate students and young artists.

She is an associate artist with One Tenth Human and collaborator with Fast Familiar.

Stu Barter

STU BARTER is a theatre maker specialising in music and sound design.

His practice is focused on devised and collaborative approaches, and he has worked with Pins & Needles, Victoria Melody, Dante or Die, Fast Familiar, Tall Stories & more to create music in theatre pieces since 2006.

He also has an extensive education & participation practice and has worked internationally as a performing arts in education consultant.

Faith Dodkins

FAITH DODKINS is a freelance producer working across artforms in the UK and internationally.

She collaborates closely with artists and organisations to conceive, develop and deliver unusual projects, combining skills and ambition to produce something magical.

Faith is Co-Artistic Director of The Spire, a performance and development space located in East Brighton.



Events & dates will be posted here when details are available.


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