A Moment of Madness at Frequency Festival Lincoln

October 10, 2019 by

Our final tour dates of 2019 are nearly upon us. We’ll be appearing as part of Frequency Festival in Lincoln this October. Booking is now open.

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 October 2019
Frequency Festival
Lincoln Drill Hall

Tickets £40 per car (up to 4 people)
Tickets Available – Book here

Japan Research Journal

October 17, 2017 by

I’ve uploaded the PDF of my Japan Research Journal and Report, so if you’d like to have a browse please do download it. Its quite long, but don’t worry, there are lots of photos.

Japan Research Journal

Performances of A Moment of Madness at Watermans Digital Weekender 2016

October 7, 2016 by

We’ll be performing our prototype version of A Moment of Madness at Watermans Arts Centre’s Digital Weekender over the weekend of 12-13th November 2016.

All the information, including booking can be found on Watermans’ website.

This game is played in pairs so tickets are sold as pairs. Four players play at one time, so two pairs together. Sessions last 1 hour. The experience includes some strong language and is only suitable for adults 18+. A pair of tickets costs £10.

Performance times are:
Saturday 12th Nov 2016: 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
Sunday 13th Nov 2016: 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

Funding awarded for A Moment of Madness prototype development


We’re really pleased to announce that Arts Council England have awarded us a grant to support the development of a prototype of our new project: A Moment of Madness (previously being developed under the name ‘Agent in a Box‘).

Currently at concept stage, A Moment of Madness will be a new kind of spy-themed narrative game. Players provide live support as an agent in the field on a stake-out mission. The paper fragments enclosed in the packages together with a cheap mobile phone that accesses an automated interactive sms, voice call and message system deliver the hour-and-a-half-long narrative experience.

Artistic Director Katie Day will be collaborating with John Sear, an experienced game designer and software developer to create this new kind of narrative game.

We’re excited to be developing the project at BOM Lab, as an R&D Residency there over the summer.

The Other Way Works is recruiting new Trustees to join our Board


The Other Way Works is currently recruiting Trustees to join its Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for your skills and experience to make a real difference to the development of an energetic and distinctive charitable arts organisation. We’re looking for people with a passion for theatre, the arts, and innovation, who will help steer, support and advocate for the company.

Click here to download a PDF with all the info

The Other Way Works announces appointment of first Executive Director

October 12, 2015 by

The Other Way Works is delighted to announce the appointment of new Executive Director Mary Helen Young. Mary Helen will support Artistic Director Katie Day, leading on business development and fundraising for the company.

Mary Helen will bring to the role almost 15 years of diverse experience working in the US and UK in the performing arts and international working sectors. She has a strong background in fundraising from EU funding programmes, having previously worked as a consultant on Creative Europe and Erasmus+ bids, and as Information Officer for the UK Cultural Contact Point. She is also Operations Manager for Visiting Arts, working to expand their professional development offer and build stronger links to multipliers in the sector. Mary Helen drove the re-launch of VA’s international networking site and leads on user experience and creating value and resources for the sector to thrive, overseeing the addition of over 15,000 members and profiles. Additionally, she previously managed sales and business development for the Louise Blouin Foundation. Her arts management career began as a theatre box office manager in 2001 at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC.

Of her new role, Mary Helen said “I am excited to collaborate with Katie Day on the rich creativity of The Other Way Works to create a sustainable future for this inspiring company. I am very much looking forward to returning to work directly with a performing company after having worked widely across sectors for a number of years. TOWW already has a strong reputation for creating and developing progressive immersive theatre and technology to bring experiences to audiences in new ways. I will be looking to platform this ground-breaking work nationally and internationally, and along with the TOWW team, re-invent the way people engage with culture.”

Katie Day, Artistic Director of The Other Way Works, said “I am excited to have Mary Helen on board for this phase of development of the company. Building on the momentum of our sold-out 2015 tour of Black Tonic, we are looking to expand our capacity to create, produce and present new work and to broaden our reach. Mary Helen will bring the experience and structure needed to TOWW to allow us to be flexible, responsive and ambitious with our future artistic goals.”

I’m ready for my close up…

October 14, 2010 by

Laura Taflinger from Creative Choices films came to Bristol last week to film me for the Creative Choices website. The interview focused on what I’ve been up to this year on my Peach Placement at Watershed, but The Other Way Works also got a decent name check! Watch the short video here.

Avon Calling new dates

October 22, 2009 by

We’ll be performing Avon Calling at First Bite @AE Harris in Birmingham on Thursday 12 November (10 minute extract), and at Camden People’s Theatre in London on Saturday 21 November.

Tickets can be reserved for the London show by emailing boxoffice@cptheatre.co.uk

More info here.

In the meantime, please add any personal stories or memories about Avon Cosmetics to our website avonandme.co.uk … ding dong! Avon Calling!

Black Tonic in Manchester – Booking Now Open

October 20, 2008 by

Please feel free to download this e-flyer image & forward it on.


Funding secured for Encounters Week

October 25, 2007 by

We were very pleased to hear that this recent application to the Arts Council has been successful.  It was a group bid, together with Breathe and mac, to fund a week of practical exploration into creating one-to-one theatre. 


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