Tmesis regularly collaborate with other organisations in projects nationally and internationally to create original new work for a variety of places or settings. We have worked with organisations including, Barefeet (Zambia), Backup- Ignition (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse), Fadunito (Spain), Writing on the Wall and higher education establishments on special performance projects including, Fourth Monkey, Salford University, The Arden, Coventry University & ESAME Drama School, Porto.


“Our final year BA theatre and professional practice students had a fantastic time working with Tmesis. Eli provided a perfect balance of teaching, creative collaboration, mentoring and artistic direction across the ‘U(s)topia project. She encouraged and inspired the students to create work of a very high standard as emerging theatre-makers, and we are very proud that this particular project marked our course contribution to Coventry’s ‘City of Culture 2021’ programme.”

Glenn Noble- Senior Lecturer- Coventry University


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In April/May 2020 the company spent 5 weeks working with performance, design & tech students at ESMAE (ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE MÚSICA E ARTES DO ESPETÁCULO) in Porto. We created a spectacular outdoor ensemble performance combining text, movement & music.


In 2020 the In Doomsday Clock was set the closest it’s ever been to midnight, a metaphor for how close we are to the end of the world. In an apocalyptic, plastic landscape we explore the vulnerability of our existence, our regrets, hopes & desires in a countdown to survive.



 ‘The process was an amazing journey for all involved. We loved the show and the integration of current topics into the teaching and devising work is just what we want for our students to understand about the relevance and immediacy of live theatre. The blend of action, music and theatre was perfect for this project and will inspire many more works to come, I am sure.’  

Claire Binyon- Professor of Theatre – ESMAE – Portugal



In August 2019 Elinor was invited as a movement director to go to Japan to collaborate with Leeds Playhouse, creating a show with both young actors from Leeds and Tokyo. This was an incredible cultural exchange and an unforgettable experience.


The piece explored human connection, a lot of which was explored physically because of the language barrier, and was a beautiful meeting of two cultures, performed at OwlSpot Theatre, Tokyo and Kani Arts Centre.


This was a COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool) collaborative project with First Take, writing on the Wall and Pagoda Arts for Black History Month that explored Liverpool’s 1919 Race Riots and the tragic death of Charles Wotten.


We worked together to create a series of films for an AR trail across the city and then created live performance for an animated Walking Tour that brought the tragic events to life at the locations where it took place across the city.


Now or Never is a physical performance made with young women ages 14-19, exploring their views on the climate crisis. It was made in summer 2021,  and performed outdoors at our Seeds of Change event launch in Liverpool 8. The project was supported by the Granada Foundation.


‘I gained an experience I will always remember. I learnt a new skill (physical theatre) and met like minded brilliant people.’


‘It felt more empowering knowing that everything to do with the project was made and performed by females only’


U(S)TOPIA was a collaboration with 3rd year students on the BA Theatre & Professional Practice Course at Coventry University created for the City of Culture October theme of Utopia in October 2021.


‘The human race has been evicted, as they journey to the unknown, they look beyond their dying planet to where Utopia might lie. Is the Garden of Eden buried in the stars? Will they escape from limbo?’