Established in 2014: Wonder Fools seek unknown and forgotten stories lost in the evolving social landscape of modern Britain that we are able to reshape and make theatre from.
We strive to create evocative and exhilarating contemporary theatre and performance, in both conventional and out of the ordinary settings.
We seek to make accessible, energetic and engaging work which appeals to both traditional as well as non-traditional audiences. We aim to push the fold of who contemporary theatre and performance can attract and appeal to.
We are fascinated by how theatre and performance can be socially and historically rooted in the landscape and community in which it's made; however big or small. Whether socially, politically or intellectually motivated we strive to carry that principle with us in all of our work.
Working in all sorts of spaces and venues, in our short life we've taken our work to pubs and nightclubs, fields and festivals, not to mention conventional studios and theatres. We have devised and delivered workshops in multiple settings including: schools, community centres and major institutions across Scotland.
We are Wonder Fools.
Jack is a Wonder Fools co-founder, theatre-maker and director.
Directing credits include: O (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Too Fast (Fullarton Theatre) and Sparkleshark (Fullarton Theatre and Ryan Centre). Jack’s next freelance project is directing Bea Robert’s And Then Come The Nightjars at Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in May 2017 and in Autumn 2017 will direct a play in the Citizens Theatre Studio.
As an assistant director, Jack’s credits include Blackbird (Citizens Theatre), This Restless House (Citizens Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Lyceum/Citizens Theatre), Hay Fever (Citizens Theatre) and The Broons (Sell A Door) for which he was also Staff Director on its Scottish tour. Jack is also one of ten emerging directors part of the Almeida Theatre’s Resident Director Network.
Over the last few years Jack has worked with lots of different organisations including: Imaginate, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, A Moment's Peace, Platform, Sky Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Playwrights Studio Scotland, The Arches and The Glasgow School of Art.
HECTOR MACPHERSON BROWN
Hector is Wonder Fools producer and creative collaborator.
A Producer, who trained as a Theatre Maker, he's all about looking at and assessing producing and its processes as an artistic process. He was the first ever Producer specialist graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he spent years lobbying to establish this new specialism.
Hector regularly works all over the world in a number of different guises as a Producer. Previous organisations he’s worked and collaborated with include National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, European League of Institutes of the Arts, Lake of Stars Festival, Celtic Connections, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Assembly Festival, Tramway and the Arches.
Robbie Gordon is a theatre maker: actor, director and facilitator. Co-founder of Wonder Fools, graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is represented by Infinity Artist Management.
All of his work is dedicated to bringing to life rural and untold stories that need to be heard.
Some of his recent work includes: research assistant on Locker Room Talk (Traverse Theatre); writer and director of Between Two Worlds (Conflux); assistant director on Graham McLaren's Dream On (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/BBC Symphony Orchestra); workshop assistant on Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris' we’re here because we’re here (National Theatre of Scotland); actor in a development of Terrible Tales of the Netherworld (Noisemaker); actor in Charlie Sonata (Royal Lyceum Theatre)
He has also worked with organisations and artists such as: Drew Taylor-Wilson, Matthew Lenton, Douglas Maxwell, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, LOOP, Lung Ha, Ipdip Theatre, Playwright Studio Scotland, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Dancehouse, Bluemouth inc. and The Arches.