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Dave back in the saddle

Dave has spent his summer touring some of the finest
stately homes in England performing in an open-air
production of 'Black Beauty'. The show was enthusiastically
received and here are just a couple of the reviews;

The Stage

The Mail on Sunday

Never one to rest on his laurels, Dave has since taken on
the role of The Scrap Yard Owner in Clio Barnard's new
version of the Oscar Wilde tale, 'The Selfish Giant'.
Produced by Tracy O'Riordan of Moonstruck Films, the film
is a co-production between the UK Film Council and Film4.
Round Up

So, we have landed safely back at Zoo HQ after our final
performance of The Tempest. The show at Otley Courthouse
was a fitting way to end the tour, with the rain pouring down
Thank you to the lovely staff at Otley Courthouse for the
warm welcome and for proving, yet again, to be one of the
friendliest venues in the country.
Thanks also to all the venues that we have had the pleasure
of working in this year; The Square Chapel Centre for the
Arts in Halifax, The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, and our
'home' in the Henry Mitchell Hall at Bradford College.

So, what's next? Well, we're taking the briefest of breathers
before putting our heads together to find some new plays for
our next season. We would really like your suggestions for
projects we could undertake. Send your ideas to

Dave is going to be busy over the summer as he tours
various stately homes in a production of Black Beauty.

Julia is taking part in a site specific performance in
Undercliffe Cemetery on 7th of July. She is also about to start
work on a new piece of original work that will hopefully be
premiering early next year. There will be more on both of
these exciting projects soon, so do check the PaperZoo
Theatre Production blog for updates.

Associate actor, Emily Thornton will soon be bound for
London, and a place at The Italia Conti School. She is
hosting a fundraiser event in Halifax soon; we'll be there to
cheer her along.

One of our newest associates, Vivi Poludniak, has just
landed a role in this summer's film project with the British
Youth Film Academy. She starts filming 'Faust' in July
Emily Thornton
Vivi Poludniak
Vivi Poludniak