Our Team

Ruth Welch

Artistic Director & Co-Founder

Rachel Hill

Co-Founder & Choreographer

Beccy Barnes

Designer & Dramaturg


Our Work

Delight in Mask and Revels, Sometimes Altogether


Arts Council England and Wigan Council funded performance piece, in collaboration with Artist Anna F. C. Smith. Exploring Wigan's Boxing Day fancy dress tradition, we worked with a group of local community performers to create a movement piece which took inspiration from traditional folk dance and Wigan Pier dance/house styles. This piece was commissioned to accompany the garish sculpture created by the Artist. The piece was later recommissioned for the 2019 Wigan Arts Manifesto launch; The Fire Within.

What We May Be,

the many faces of Shakespeare's women


Research and Development: An exploration of some of the most celebrated and often controversial female characters written in theatre history. 

Dragged Up - Lost as a child and raised by drag queens. 

Currently In Production

Currently in production
Created and Directed by Beccy Barnes

Pamięć (R&D)

Autumn 2016

Pamiec (Memory) is subjective and though often vivid and unwavering; can also be easily influenced and susceptible to inaccuracies. This contemporary dance piece, influenced by traditional Polish Folk music and dance, fused with contemporary and commercial styles, explored how memories are created and recalled.


June 2015

A contemporary dance piece exploring the psychophysiological response to various stimuli.


April 2014

Site specific theatre created in partnership with Cumbria Gallery Spaces. Inspired by M.C Escher's painting, 'Relativity', Perpetuate combines physical theatre and digital media to explore perpetual motion and re-occurrence of events in the human life cycle.


work with us

workshops, facilitation & more.

We provide Visiting Lecturer/Practitioner work for School/College/University. We also offer half/full day workshops. For availability please contact us at awkwardtreeinfo@gmail.com


Current Opportunities

Not currently casting 

Please note, we do not accept general submissions, however if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about future productions, auditions and opportunities, please email us at awkwardtreeinfo@gmail.com

Thank You


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Manchester United Kingdom

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