James Blakey and Tom Mansfield

James Blakey and Tom Mansfield

Oscar Mike make interactive theatre and theatrical games for audiences who want to be at the centre of a story. They return to Shoreditch Town Hall to continue their collaboration with this exciting and growing venue. The core company are directors James Blakey and Tom Mansfield, and designer Hannah Sibai who began working together at West Yorkshire Playhouse and have collaborated on This City (WYP / Light Night Leeds), True Colours (Manchester Histories Festival / Library Theatre / Northern Stage @ St Stephens), The Falling Sickness (Theatre-in-the-Mill / Upstart Theatre). They are currently commissioned by The Festival of the North-East to develop Wall, a sandbox game about justice set in a modern Britain enslaved by the Roman Empire. James and Tom trained together on the Arts Council MFA in Theatre Directing. In addition to their work for the company, they work nationally as freelance theatre directors. Tom Mansfield is artistic director of Upstart. James Blakey is currently a staff director at The National Theatre.